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Postdoctoral Associate (84515)

Employer
University of Florida
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Engineering
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Oweiss lab at the University of Florida is seeking highly-motivated candidates for a postdoctoral position. The chosen candidate will conduct research focused on studying basic mechanisms of sensorimotor integration in healthy and pathological brain states and translate this knowledge to clinical applications of movement and cognitive disorders. Current projects funded by NIH include:

  1. Using multi-photon microscopy and optogenetic techniques to monitor and perturb neural circuits at cellular and subcellular resolution in awake behaving mice to investigate mechanisms of neural plasticity during learning Brain Machine Interface (BMI) control, sensory- and memory-guided navigation in virtual reality environments.
  2. Using chronic deep brain recording and stimulation (DBR/DBS) in human subjects to characterize neurophysiological signatures of motor control in thalamic nuclei and use these biomarkers to provide closed loop control of DBS therapy to alleviate pathological symptoms of essential tremor.


The position will focus on carrying out experiments to record and analyze brain activity in the presence and absence of targeted stimulation. The candidate will receive training on data analysis and machine learning (ML) techniques to guide the optimization of stimulation parameters in animal (optogenetics) and human (electrical) studies. Candidates will publish peer-reviewed journal articles and help mentor graduate students carrying out experiments. Desirable skills may include any of the following: single and/or population neural recording, two-photon imaging/optogenetic control in awake behaving mice, or machine learning/computational neuroscience.

A PhD in Neurobiology, Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

For consideration, submit a CV and the names and contact information of three professional references as a single PDF file attachment to:

Karim G. Oweiss, PhD

Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience and Neurology

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, The McKnight Brain Institute and The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Disorders

University of Florida V: (352) 294-1898 koweiss@ufl.edu

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