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Postdoctoral Scholar - Deku Lab

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2022

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Postdoctoral Scholar - Deku Lab

Job no: 530199
Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Neuroscience, Engineering/Biomedical Engineering

Department: Deku Lab
Rank: Postdoctoral Scholar
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins

September 12th, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your online application, please upload a CV and cover letter.
Department Summary

The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a billion-dollar initiative designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and beyond. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher education landscape in Oregon by training the next generations of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.
Position Summary

The Deku lab research focuses on the development of developing novel materials and fabrication processes that enable the seamless integration of microelectronics with the nervous system.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will be responsible for conducting research and technical activities related to sponsored projects in Dr. Deku's lab; will fabricate devices, conduct surgical implants and data analysis and collaborate on reporting findings and discoveries in written and verbal form; and will manage, maintain and provide technical expertise for Deku lab equipment, protocols, and programs.

The position will be given a level of independence depending on the level of experience, with the goal of becoming a fully independent researcher by the end of their term. For the purpose of acquiring additional professional skills needed to pursue a career path in the chosen field, this position will have a formal mentor plan.
Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. in relevant engineering or neuroscience field.
  • Six months of lab experience in neuroengineering or neuroscience or a related field in a university setting.
  • Strong academic record in major field.
    Professional Competencies

  • Demonstrated strong written communications skills
  • Strong academic record in major field.
    Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise with small animal electrophysiology or imaging experiments.

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