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Post-doctoral positions Cortical Plasticity Laboratory at the University of Kansas Medical Center

University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 25, 2023

Job Details

Post-doctoral positions are available in the Cortical Plasticity Laboratory at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS on multiple National Institutes of Health-funded projects investigating the role of spared brain regions on functional motor recovery after acquired brain injury. The successful candidate(s) will have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, bioengineering, physiology, or similar fields.  This position offers an exciting opportunity to study the mechanisms of neuroplasticity and rehabilitation utilizing multichannel microelectrode array recording and stimulation techniques and can be renewable for up to 5 years. The candidate will be tasked with supporting existing funded experiments while developing independent studies consistent with laboratory goals broadly within the field of neurorehabilitation. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop ties within the KU Medical Center, Bioengineering and related departments at KU-Lawrence, and with our national and international collaborators. Under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Please contact David Guggenmos ( or Randolph Nudo ( for more information about the lab and positions.      

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Strong background in electrophysiology, behavioral techniques and/or machine learning, dimensionality reduction and other advanced neurocomputational techniques. 
  • Experience in training and assessment of non-human primates. 
  • Experience with electronics, hardware and software development. 
  • Background in motor control of movement. 
  • Ability to think creatively to solve problems. 
  • Well organized and detail oriented. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Enthusiastic about working in a highly collaborative environment. 


About KU Medical Center: The University of Kansas Medical Center’s mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at

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