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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neural Tissue Electrode Interface and Neural Tissue Engineering Lab

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department: Bioengineering

The Neural Tissue Electrode Interface and Neural Tissue Engineering Lab in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh has two postdoctoral research fellow positions open immediately.

Seeking highly motivated and well trained individuals to conduct neural technology research funded by two NIH BRAIN initiative grants. Neural technologies designed for recording and modulate neural activity have shown enormous potentials in advancing brain science, treating diseases or restoring lost neurological function. Successful candidates will work on improving neural interface technologies with special focuses on understanding the safety of neural stimulation and implant induced brain injury, as well as developing biomimetic and therapeutic strategies to improve the implant-neural tissue integration.

The successful candidate should possess a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, materials science, chemistry or a related field. He/she should have a strong research background in neurobiology or neurophysiology. Experiences with some of the following areas are desired, including neuronal and glial cell cultures, molecular and biochemical assays, neural tissue histology, biomaterial and biosensor fabrication, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology. He/she will be working with interdisciplinary teams of neural engineers, material scientists, chemists, neurosurgeons and neurobiologists, and have the opportunities to collaborate with top neuroscientists and neural engineers nation-wide.

The initial appointment will be for one year with the strong possibility for an extension. The start date is flexible, with a preference for candidates ready to begin as soon as possible. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three references.

E-mail your materials to xic11@pitt.edu.

For further information or questions about this position you may contact: Dr. Tracy Cui (xic11@pitt.edu).

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

The Department of Bioengineering is strongly committed to a diverse academic environment and places high priority on attracting female and underrepresented minority candidates.  We strongly encourage candidates from these groups to apply for the position.

The University affirms and actively promotes the rights of all individuals to equal opportunity in education and employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected class.

Contact Name: Tracy Cui
Contact Email: xic11@pitt.edu