Postdoctoral Fellow in BCI / Neurology at UTHealth Neurosurgery & Rice University ECE

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive salary (typ. above the min. defined by the NIH guidelines), benefits, and moving expense
Posted
Feb 19, 2021
Closes
May 20, 2021
Position Type
Full Time

The Translational Biomimetic Bioelectronics Lab (TBBL) at UTHealth / Rice University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on the development of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) for treatment and rehabilitation of debilitating neurological disorders – ALS, paralysis, locked-in, and aphasia. The postdoctoral fellow will function as part of a multidisciplinary team of technologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, and speech neuroscientists. We have two projects with openings: (1) BCI application of novel, patent-pending depth electrode array, and (2) developing a high-resolution epilepsy diagnostic tool. Broad neuroscience or neurology background is desired for both.

The fellow will receive training for future opportunities in either academia or medical device industry.  The successful candidate will work at the intersection of experimental neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and neuroelectronics to implement neurosurgical tools in pre-clinical models and in first-in-human experiments.

TBBL: Our mission is first-in-human demonstrations of the most advanced bioelectronics for the treatment of neurologic disease. Multiple Postdoctoral Fellow research positions are available in the TBBL at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) (www.seymourlab.org). We are part of the newly formed Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies (TIRN).

World Class Environment: Fellows will benefit from a close interaction with our collaborating experts in the fields of neurosurgery, neurology, neuroscience, machine learning, materials science, mixed-mode circuits, and system design. Our closest collaborators at UTHealth are neurosurgeons, neurologists, and neuroscientists who offer critical design input for human or primate use. Our lab is also located in the Biosciences Research Collaborative at Rice University and part the Rice Neuroengineering Initiative, thus collaborations are possible with faculty at UTHealth, Rice University, and Baylor College of Medicine. Our front-end fabrication is performed at the Rice Nanofab facility.

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