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Faculty (Open Rank), McNair Scholar, Neuroscience and Neural Engineering – Neurosurgery

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Texas
Commesurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 21, 2024

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The Department of Neurosurgery at UT Health Houston invites applications for a McNair Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Neuroscience and Neural Engineering at the McGovern Medical School. Through our partnership via the McNair Scholars program, the faculty member will be funded for a total of eight years broken down as follows: $500,000 per year for the first four years and $100,000 per year for the next four years. This position is designed to support a scientist or engineer with demonstrable interest in one or more of: advanced approaches to neural decoding, high resolution neural recordings, brain machine interfaces, computational neuroscience and/or wireless system design for neural prostheses. The successful candidate will have formal training in neuroscience or neuro-engineering focused on the target areas above, to enable translational innovation in neuromodulation / neural prosthetics / interventions for neurological disorders. A proven track record in innovative, high impact publications, extramural funding, and ability to successfully collaborate will enhance candidacy. The appointee may receive additional research support based on seniority and prior accomplishments and will also be eligible for a STARs award from the University of Texas System for instrument and infrastructure support.

The selected candidate will join a rapidly expanding team of world-class researchers focused on improving lives via innovative neuro-technologies, immersed in one of the world’s largest healthcare hubs – the Texas Medical Center. They will be a faculty member of the Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies (TIRN). TIRN is devoted to the development of innovative therapies for functional neurosurgical disorders, brain-machine interfaces, neuro-informatics, big data, and precision neurological therapies. They will also be eligible for a joint appointment at Rice University’s Neruoengineering Initiative (NEI) and can be engaged in training and mentoring at both UT Health and Rice University.

UT Health Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

Pease send a CV and a brief outline of a research statement to:

Nitin Tandon, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

VP Neuroscience Strategy and Development and UT Health


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