The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position will support research activities and work under the direction of a Principal Investigator.
Specifically, the duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but is not limited to, conducting experiments involving motor control, neurophysiology, and neuroplasticity in humans with and without spinal cord injury; contributing to basic and applied research activities by collecting and analyzing data and maintaining databases; using the Brainsight Neuronavigation MRI System; using single pulse, paired-pulse, and rapid transcranial magnetic stimulation; using KINARM upper-limb robotic system; using the Zero-G Locomotor System; using Matlab and cambridge electronic design for data acquisition and analysis systems; understanding and interpreting research protocols and procedures; participating in the publication of significant results to include authorship of scientific monographs; advancing expertise through continued education, training and/or research; maintaining an overview of relevant research findings; ensuring all research is undertaken according to good research practice and guidance; and assisting with patient recruitment, data collection and analysis, manuscript preparation, dissemination of results and participating in weekly laboratory meetings.
Expertise in one or more of the following areas is preferred:
Single motor unit recordings
The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows:
Ph.D., M.D., or other doctoral level degree in a relevant life science field of study.
Possess excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
Ability to work successfully in a team environment.
Proficient hardware and software knowledge to manage and evaluate equipment such as magnetic stimulators, magnetic coils, pre-amplifiers, amplifiers, Brainsight, Matlab, etc.
Leadership and good communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to professionally collaborate with others
Internal Number: 0001
About University of Miami, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
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