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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neurosurgery - 43959 in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Neurosurgery. The position is located at the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

The Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology and the NeuroImaging Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the broad areas of _functional MR imaging, brain computer interfaces, and stroke. _Areas of expertise that are of particular interest include knowledge and experience in analyzing resting state functional imaging, stroke rehabilitation, and brain computer interface methodologies. Additionally, experience with advanced imaging analysis, machine learning, and artificial intelligence will be useful as novel functional imaging analytical techniques will also be investigated. The academic collaborative project will study how the use of a brain computer interface (BCI) for stroke rehabilitation changes the flow of information through the brain before and after a brain computer interface intervention. Specific questions of interest will involve understanding how the BCI-induced functional recovery in chronic stroke will alter bihemispheric interactions between lesioned and non-lesion motor cortices, thalamocortical communication, and intra-network connectivity. The effort will involve working in a multi-disciplinary environment that includes neuroscientists, engineers, neurosurgeons, neurologists and radiologists. The position will provide an outstanding systems neuroscience experience with substantial translational implications that will support both academic and industry career interests.

Required Qualifications

The position requires a Ph.D. in imaging science, engineering, neuroscience, computer science, or a related field, as well as excellent programming and computational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

A strong research background in computer programing, signal analysis, and engineering is preferred.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Department Summary

Since 1919, the Washington University Department of Neurosurgery has had a strong tradition of clinical excellence, outstanding research and dynamic teaching. Our mission is to:

  • Provide patients with superior neurosurgical care
  • Train residents, fellows and scientists so that they can be leaders in the fields of academic neurosurgery and neurosurgical research
  • Conduct basic and clinical research to better understand the causes of neurological diseases so that we can apply this knowledge toward better diagnoses and treatments

Our neurosurgeons provide surgical care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, ranked 11th in the nation for adult neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report in 2014, and at St. Louis Children's Hospital, ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News for pediatric neurosurgery in 2014-2015.

Benefits

This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/.

Applicant Special Instructions

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and name/addresses of at least two references electronically as a single pdf file to leuthardte@wustl.edu. The cover letter can be addressed to:

Eric C. Leuthardt, MD

Professor of Neurological Surgery

Washington University School of Medicine

Department of Neurological Surgery

660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8057

St. Louis, Missouri 63110, U.S.A.

Administrative Office: 314-747-6146

Fax: 314-362-2107

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neurosurgery - 43959

Job ID: 43959

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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