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Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Mario Romero-Ortega Cullen Endowed Professor College of Engineering and Medicine
Houston, Texas
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 20, 2022

Job Details

Position Title

Postdoctoral Fellow




NIH standard according to expertise

Pay Basis


Position Status

Full time


Desired Start Date



Job Summary

We are looking for an independent and accomplished researcher with strong engineering & biomedical scientific background and specific training in Sensory Neuroscience, or Neural Engineering to participate in a NIH R01 funded research in the field of intraneural interfaces for the control and natural sensation of robotic prosthetic devices.

The Postdoctoral fellow will contribute, from bench top electrochemical testing to animal testing, in the development and implementation of advanced molecularly guided multielectrode arrays for peripheral nerve interfacing. The studies are designed to discriminate between motor and cutaneous neural interfacing. The fellow will be part of a highly interdisciplinary and multi-institutional collaborative team studying selective interfacing for bidirectional Nerve Machine Interface for improved task performance.

Minimum Education and Experience

Ph.D. degree in Neurosciences, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering or related fields.

Preferred Education and Experience

Expertise in the following areas is preferred:
(i) Peripheral nerve microsurgery
(ii) Chronic in vivo electrophysiological evaluation, multi-electrode array recording/stimulation
(iii) Brain machine interfacing
(iv) Histology and Electron microscopy

(v) Confocal and multi-photon microscopy



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include.  Plan, perform and document quantitative and research procedures. Plan and execute detailed of experiments according to approved research protocols. Do quantitative data analysis including statistical evaluations, write reports, abstracts, and manuscripts. Other duties as assigned.


At the interface of biology and nanoscience/nanotechnology, faculty research in this domain encompasses new biomaterials, mico- and nanotechnology-based particles, implants, sensors and platforms, and multi-scale modeling to enhance understanding of various diseases such as Sickle Cell, tuberculosis, lupus, retinitis pigmentosa, and cancer.

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