Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-BME-DUKEGRILL2 [#27675]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Engineering / Biomedical
Appl Deadline: (posted 2024/05/22, listed until 2024/11/22)
Position Description:    

Assoccate in Research

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.

We have a large NIH-funded project, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, to dissect the vagus nerves from 50 human cadavers, and visualize the vagal complex with multiple imaging modalities, spanning gross anatomy to nerve morphology to microscopy resolving individual neurons. These imaging data provide inputs to computational models of autonomic nerve stimulation.

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.

Applicants must :

  1. Hold a bachlors or masters with relevant skillsets in programming (including Python) and machine learning methods for image analysis
  2. Have excellent informal and formal written and oral communication skills.
  3. Be capable of balancing independent research progress with collaboration and team work, as appropriate
  4. 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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