Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-BME-AIRGRILL73020 [#16607]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2020/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/07/30, finished 2021/05/01, listed until 2021/01/14)
Position Description:    

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Associate in Research

Computational Modeling of Autonomic Neuromodulation

The Grill Lab at Duke University, Department of Biomedical Engineering seeks a highly-motivated individual to pursue neural engineering research in a supportive environment. Our goal is to advance bioelectronic medicines: electrical stimulation, block, and recording of peripheral autonomic nerves for disease treatment and restoration of function. We have an NIH-funded SPARC project to develop, validate, and apply computer-based models of electrical stimulation and block of autonomic nerves, with complementary electrophysiology experiments.

The successful applicant will become an expert in our ASCENT (Automated Simulations to Characterize Electrical Nerve Thresholds) Pipeline for biophysical simulations of neural responses to electrical signals. They will also engage in projects involving novel computational modeling developments and design questions, as well as analyses of electrophysiological data.

This is a full-time position with University Benefits and provides exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary research and career development. The successful applicant would be available to start working by September 2020. Job candidates must…

• Hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering, Physics or Computer Science

• Be a proficient programmer, including in Python, with good coding habits; experience in Matlab, NEURON, COMSOL, git would be an asset

• Be familiar with neural biophysics and the fundamental principles of neural engineering

• Have research experience

• Have excellent informal and formal written and oral communication skills

• Be capable of balancing independent research progress with collaboration and team work, as appropriate

Duke University 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.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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