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Research Associate-Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease

Employer
University of Nebraska Omaha College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
Location
Omaha, Nebraska
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 31, 2022
Website
https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/16213

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Post-Doc
Employment Type
Full Time
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Research Associate – Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease

 

The Department of Biomechanics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), home to the Biomechanics Research Building (coe.unomaha.edu/biomechanics), invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position for the lab of Carolin Curtze, PhD, Assistant Professor. Dr. Curtze’s research group focuses on the use of wearable sensors for clinical assessment and continuous monitoring of balance and gait dysfunction in people with Parkinson’s disease.

The research associate will work on a project funded by the Nebraska University Collaborative Initiative to study brain signal oscillations during gait in people with Parkinson's disease. The research associate will work collaboratively with Dr. Carolin Curtze, Department of Biomechanics, UNO, and Dr. Aviva Abosch, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center. The research associate will perform data collections and data analyses involving local field potentials (LFPs) recorded from implanted deep brain stimulation electrodes and body-worn wireless inertial sensors (IMU). The research associate will also gain experience in student mentoring, managing a clinical research project, manuscript writing and grant submissions. The ideal candidate will be seeking to apply their technical skills to projects that can improve the lives and care of individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

The University and the College of Health, Education, and Human Sciences have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

 

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