Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-BME-AIRGRILL52421 [#18684]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2021/06/28 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/05/24, finished 2022/01/01, listed until 2021/06/28)
Position Description:    

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Biomedical Engineering - Associate in Research

Computational Modeling of Autonomic Neuromodulation

We seek a highly-motivated individual to pursue neural engineering research in a highly supportive and collaborative 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.

The applicant will also gain exposure to other projects in the lab, spanning computer-based modeling of neurons and electric fields, in vivo stimulation and recording in preclinical models, and translational clinical feasibility and physiology experiments in humans. The strong interdisciplinary and collaborative environment at Duke is ideal for our translational research efforts.

This is a full-time position with University Benefits and provides exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary research and career development.

Job responsibilities:

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

-Be a proficient programmer, including in Python, with good coding habits; experience in Matlab, NEURON, COMSOL, and / or 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

-Bring curiosity, enthusiasm, and initiative!

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, CV with GPA, and the names and contact information of three professional references.

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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