Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroelectronic Interfaces
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
June 7, 2018
Salary is commensurate with sk
Full Time - Experienced
College / University
The BIOElectrics lab, a translational neuroscience research group led by Dr. Cristin Welle, is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our team. Our group investigates neuroelectronic interfaces, and this project focuses on the effect of peripheral neuromodulation on motor learning, cortical plasticity and rehabilitation. Our approach combines chronic VNS with optogenetics, in vivo two-photon imaging, electrophysiology and skilled motor tasks in the mouse model system. We are seeking creative neuroscientist or neural engineer with a background in motor control, systems neuroscience or related fields. Prior experience with animal models, survival surgery, programming, designing and implementing closed-loop systems and in vivo imaging are desired. This project is funded through the DARPA Targeted Neuroplasticity Training Program.
The BIOElectrics lab spans clinical and engineering departments, and is an active part of the Neuroscience Program. As such, the research project includes both basic and translational neuroscience work. We are a creative, collaborative lab with a focus on support and career development. This position has a competitive starting salary and great mountain views at the new Anschutz Medical Center in Denver.
The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for measuring cortical structural and functional dynamics using multiphoton in vivo imaging in response to closed-loop optogenetic or electrical stimulation in behaving animals. This includes designing and conducting experiments, data analysis, manuscript preparation, conference presentations and applying for fellowships/grants.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a PhD/MD in one of these fields of Neuroscience, Neural Engineering, or a related field
Minimum of 2 years experience in electrophysiology, in vivo imaging, optogenetics or programming in Matlab/Python
Desired or preferred:
Experience with animal models, survival surgery, programming, designing and implementing closed-loop systems and/or in vivo imaging
Background in motor control systems
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to work independently and with a team
Demonstrated proficiency with programming and/or closed-loop system design
Duration: Minimum of 2 years with advancement to the second year dependent upon satisfactory progress during the first year. The appointment may be extended beyond 2 years contingent on funding and satisfactory performance.
Application: Please send a CV, a statement of research experience, a statement of career trajectory, and contact information for three letters of reference (including mailing address, phone number, and email address) to Cristin.email@example.com.
University of Colorado:
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical campus is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history
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Additional Salary Information: The University of Colorado offers postdocs most employee benefits. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at www.cusys.edu/pbs. Postdoc-specific benefits are found here: http://www.ucdenver.edu/faculty_staff/research/postdoctoral/Pages/default.aspx
Internal Number: TBD
About University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Located in the Denver metro area near the Rocky Mountains, CU Anschutz integrates world-class education, research and patient care on one of the nation’s newest health sciences campuses
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