Two NM4R-related postdoctoral fellowship opportunities now available!

Postdoctoral Position in Neurophysiology

The Neurosciences Department of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute seeks to hire a postdoctoral fellow to support federally-funded projects exploring novel neurostimulation-based approaches for the treatment of Stroke and Parkinson’s disease. The position forms part of our interdisciplinary program that brings together Neuroscientists, Biomedical Engineers as well as physician-scientists from the Center for Neurological Restoration and the Department of Radiology within the number two ranked hospital in the United States. The successful applicant will participate in work that combines behavior assessments of therapeutic efficacy with both invasive (i.e., deep brain stimulation) and non-invasive neurostimulation techniques to carry-out a systems-based approach to understanding neurophysiological changes across the sensorimotor brain networks in both humans and preclinical models of disease. ;Ph.D. (or equivalent) students with relevant education or experience in neurophysiology, biomedical engineering, or motor control are invited to apply, though preference will be given to candidates with experience in array-based multi-unit neuronal or local field potential signal processing techniques.

Please send your curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to Dr. Kenneth Baker, Department of Neurosciences, via email at: bakerk6@ccf.org.

Postdoctoral Position in Clinical Neuroscience and Neuro-rehabilitation

A postdoctoral fellow position is available at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the field of clinical neuroscience and neuro-rehabilitation. This is an exciting opportunity to join a laboratory that identifies mechanisms of plasticity and capitalizes on restorative mechanisms using rehabilitation and brain stimulation techniques to promote neurologic recovery.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in one or more ongoing clinical trials and neuroscientific studies involving brain stimulation, rehabilitation/training and structural and functional neuroimaging. The position requires a highly creative, motivated and independent individual with a Ph.D. in kinesiology, rehabilitation science, exercise science/physiology, biomechanics and movement science, neuroscience, or biomedical engineering or a related field. Candidates must demonstrate this experience through a record of relevant publications. Strong laboratory and clinical research skills, ability to lead as well as work well in a team, an understanding of human neuro-motor control in health and disease, and basic knowledge of human neuro-imaging would be desirable. Past experience in medical research is not required, but candidates must be willing to perform experiments in clinical settings. The successful candidate will be expected to interface with clinical staff, clinical coordinators, graduate students and fellows as well as participate in independent laboratory research. It would be desirable if candidates can begin in fall 2018.

Please send your curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Ela Plow PhD PT at plowe2@ccf.org.


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