Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-BME-DUKEGRILL2 [#24551]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/03/16, finished 2024/03/23, listed until 2023/09/16)
Position Description:    

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

Neural Stimulation and Neural Modulation 

We seek a highly-motivated individual to pursue neural engineering research in a supportive and collaborative environment. Our goal is to advance electrical stimulation for the treatment of chronic pain, specifically spinal cord stimulation for treatment of pain that accompanies peripheral diabetic neuropathy. 

The successful applicant will advance our in vivo and, through collaboration with other members of our team, computational modeling studies to conceive of, develop, and test interventions using electrical stimulation to control chronic pain. They will develop and apply experimental electrophysiology to measure the response of spinal cord neurons to different modalities of spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation. The objectives are to understand underlying mechanisms and use this understanding to develop interventions that can be deployed clinically, for example through novel waveforms or patterns of stimulation.

This is a full-time position with University Benefits and provides exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary research and career development. Job candidates must… 
• Hold a PhD degree in engineering, physics, neuroscience, or physiology 
• Be familiar with neural biophysics and the fundamental principles of neural engineering 
• Have experience conducting complex in vivo or in vitro experiments
• Have experience recording and analyzing electrophysiological data 
• 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.

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