Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-BME-POSTDOCGRILL92519 [#14819]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Electrophysiological
Appl Deadline:2019/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/25, finished 2020/06/07, listed until 2020/03/25)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

We seek a highly-motivated individual who enjoys the freedom to pursue their own ideas in a supportive environment to join our team. Our goal is to understand and control neural function with the purpose of developing innovative therapies for individuals with neurological impairment or disease. The focus of this position is on experimental studies to advance innovative methods of spinal cord stimulation to treat chronic pain.

Presently we have active projects in:

• deep brain stimulation: mechanisms of action; closed-loop control; design of innovative therapies

• spinal cord stimulation to treat chronic pain: modeling, preclinical studies, and clinical studies to understand mechanisms and innovations to increase therapeutic efficacy

• peripheral nerve recording and stimulation for control of bladder function, including restoration of continence and emptying

• autonomic nerve stimulation and block: vagus nerve stimulation; computational modeling for analysis and design

• transcranial magnetic stimulation: mechanisms and innovations to increase efficacy

We conduct computer-based modeling of neurons and electric fields, in vivo stimulation and recording in pre-clinical models, and translational clinical feasibility / physiology experiments in humans. The strong interdisciplinary and collaborative environment at Duke is ideal for our translational research efforts.

The focus of this position is on electrophysiological and behavioral studies to advance innovative methods of spinal cord stimulation to treat chronic pain. An earned PhD and previous experience in at least one of experimental electrophysiology, electrical stimulation, and quantifying animal behavior is required, as are excellent communication skills.

Warren M. Grill, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering


Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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