Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-BME-DUKEGRILLRA [#24408]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/02/23, finished 2024/02/24, listed until 2023/08/23)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

We seek a highly-motivated individual to pursue neural engineering research in a 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. The successful applicant will advance and make use of our ASCENT (Automated Simulations to Characterize Electrical Nerve Thresholds) pipeline for biophysical simulations of neural responses to electrical signals. They will use ASCENT to address research questions, and they will develop new modeling and design methods as required by the project. The objectives are mechanistic understanding and design of neuromodulation therapies to improve patient outcomes. This is a part-time, hourly position with and provides exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary research and career development. The appointment will be for one year, with a June 1, 2023 start date.

• Hold a PhD degree in engineering, physics, neuroscience, or computer science 
• Be familiar with neural biophysics and the fundamental principles of neural engineering 
• Be an expert programmer, including in Python, with good coding habits; experience in Matlab, NEURON, COMSOL, and / or git would be assets 
• 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, 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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