Work in the RNEL spans a spectrum of neurophysiology and neuroprosthetics research, ranging from non-human primate and other preclinical studies to human subjects research in individuals with disabilities. We specifically emphasize translational and clinical neural engineering research.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
This is a one-year full-time postdoctoral research fellow position. The post-doctoral research fellow will be working closely with an interdisciplinary team of neural engineers, neurosurgeons, neurologists, computer scientists, and electrical engineers. With the supervision and support from the faculty investigators, this postdoctoral research fellow is expected to take a leadership role and work independently in experiment design, data collection, data analysis, and paper publication. He/she will be encouraged to develop independent research projects/expertise and develop individual fellowship grant proposals. There will be opportunities to closely interact with multiple faculty investigators from clinical, engineering, and basic science departments across both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University campuses.
The candidate should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in biomedical engineering, neuroscience or related field and have published scholarly articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. We are interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of these areas:
- Neuroprosthetics, brain-computer interface (BCI)
- Neurophysiological recording, such as single-unit, LFP, ECoG, EEG, and MEG
- Neural or muscular stimulation
- Human motor control and/or robotics
- Bioelectrical modeling of field potentials for neural recording and stimulation
- Human cognitive neuroscience (e.g. language) using quantitative/computational approaches
Alternatively, exceptional candidates with more traditional engineering backgrounds in robotics or electrical engineering may be considered if they have an interest in a neural engineering research career.