Project Scientist in Neural Engineering - Moxon lab
Open date: October 28, 2022
Most recent review date: Wednesday, Dec 21, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Saturday, Oct 28, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering invites applications from qualified candidates for one or more Project Scientist positions in the laboratory of Professor Karen Moxon.
This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active research program in the research area of neural engineering, specifically related to the development of closed-loop neuromodulation system, including (but not limited to) deign of novel neural recording devices, neuromodulation devices and control algorithms.
• Provide research and development engineering support on projects that require prototyping, engineering, and design of neural interface devices and systems.
• Provide academic research support relevant to prototyping devices and/or algorithms and in-vivo testing.
• Research and development activities include development of custom computer code to parse and analyze large data sets, implement control algorithms, and enable engineering testing circuits.
• Establish performance specifications, experimental designs, and testing protocols. They will ensure complete and proper documentation of all work under their supervision.
The candidate will design specific experiments, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques, and will be responsible for carrying out the research (which may involve experimental, simulation and/or computational components), analyzing the data and critically interpreting the results. The candidate will supervise students and other technical staff regarding the technical aspects of the research, including methods development, training on proper and efficient use of scientific instrumentation, troubleshooting, data analysis, data interpretation.
The Project Scientist is evaluated for merit and promotion based on evidence of contribution to the research program, authorship in peer-reviewed publications and conference papers, active dissemination of information and other evidence of expertise. The Project Scientist will maintain professional competence and perform university and public service. Candidates with experience or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE
As openings occur, appointments are made contingent upon availability of funding. The posting will remain open to accommodate department needs.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology, neuroscience, engineering, the physical sciences or related discipline, or have advanced to candidacy in a Biomedical Engineering or related program.
A broad range of skills in neurophysiological techniques, preclinical studies, good interpersonal and organization skills, and strong communication (oral and written) skills are required.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in biology, neuroscience, engineering, the physical sciences or related discipline by date of hire.
1-5 years of postdoctoral experience.
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