The Neuromodulation Research Center (NMRC), under the direction of Dr. Jerrold Vitek as center director of the Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Research and the Neuromodulation Research Program, is accepting applications for multiple postdoctoral associates to join its team of dedicated, collaborative researchers. We seek outstanding scientists interested in working in a NIH funded research program studying motor systems neurophysiology, the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease, and mechanisms of deep brain stimulation in clinical and pre-clinical models of Parkinson’s disease.
*MD/PhD in BME, neuroscience, ECE, mechanical engineering, or related science/engineering field *Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with others. *Strong record of presenting research results through publications and conference abstracts
Preferred Qualifications: *Expertise the analysis of single unit and local field potential neural signals *Expertise in analyzing large neural datasets *Experience in conducting neurophysiological experiments
Duties: 80% Research Duties: Data collection, analysis, method development, publication of results in manuscripts, proceedings, and conference abstracts 5% Career Development: Professional skills, leadership training, technical skills development 10% Outreach: Patient/community outreach, Industry Partnerships 5% Travel: Attending/presenting at local/national/international conferences
Candidates interested in our pre-clinical or clinical research should have strong quantitative backgrounds and signal process expertise appropriate for analysis of neural population dynamics and motor behavior. Experience conducting experiments in an animal or patient model is preferred. Individuals with experience collecting and analyzing electrophysiology data (clinical or preclinical) are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates will work directly with an accomplished interdisciplinary team focused on producing translational results and publications to better understand Parkinson’s disease, device based therapies, and motor systems. Those specifically interested in clinical research will utilize intraoperative microelectrode recordings and recordings from deep brain stimulation electrode contacts to study how movement disorders and therapeutic interventions impact neuronal network activity, and how these changes relate to the development and improvement in symptom severity.
How to Apply: Inquiries and CVs may be directed to Dr. Luke Johnson, Associate Professor; Neurology: at email@example.com: or may be sent here through the SfN portal. To formally apply, please visit the University of Minnesota Job Portal and search position 317926 or 325012.
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Internal Number: 317926
About University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota Neuromodulation Research Center, under the direction of Dr. Jerrold Vitek as center director of the Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Research and the Neuromodulation Research Program, is a interdisciplinary unit inside the Neurology Department studying the pathologies of movement disorders in pre-clinical and clinical models. Our interdisciplinary team brings together a wealth of expertise to examine movement disorders, device based therapies, and translational research. We seek outstanding scientists interested in working in a NIH funded research program studying motor systems neurophysiology, the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease, and mechanisms of deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease.