Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

Brain Mapping Laboratory is seeking exceptional candidates to fill a postdoctoral position for a DARPA funded project in the HAPTIX (Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces) program. This multidisciplinary project seeks to develop neural signal decoding and encoding algorithms for closed-loop control of dexterous mechatronic prostheses that will provide amputees with prosthetic limb systems that feel and function like natural limbs. The position is initially offered for one year – and can be extended up to at three years contingent upon outstanding performance. Candidate will gain experience in neurotechnology, systems neurophysiology, computational neuroscience and its application to advanced therapies for disabled individuals. Candidate can begin as early as January 2015.

We invite interested candidates with a PhD in biomedical/electrical engineering, neurophysiology, computational neuroscience to apply. Relevant areas of expertise are chronic multielectrode neurophysiology, nerve/muscle stimulation, motor and sensory coding, adaptive signal processing, algorithm implementation in microprocessors. Prior experience with the human peripheral nervous system (recording and stimulation) is a plus. Applicants should be highly motivated, critical thinkers who excel in fast-paced research environments with critical deliverable deadlines. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English, able to maintain good documentation of their work and a strong work ethic. Preference will be given to applicants with a track record of scientific productivity.

Interested candidates should send a CV/resume with list of publications, along with a motivation letter (up to 1 page) stating the applicant’s interest in the position including: research areas, key 
relevant competencies of the applicant and dates of availability. All documents should be sent to Deadline for applications: December 21, 2014 but screening of applicants will continue until the position is filled.