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School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Postdoctoral Research (pbs100527)

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The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas seeks a postdoctoral research fellow to aid in the development of novel methods to treat stroke and Parkinson's disease by generating targeted plasticity in the motor system. The estimated start date would be August 1, 2010. The postdoctoral fellow will work in the Cortical Plasticity Laboratory of Dr. Michael Kilgard. The laboratory is dedicated to the development of novel treatments for human neurological disease. Our recent experiments indicate that precisely timed vagus nerve stimulation can be used to drive highly specific reorganization in the cerebral cortex. More importantly, this plasticity can be used to treat neurological disease.

We are seeking a highly motivated systems neuroscientist with a Ph.D. in motor system research. The ideal candidate would have a first author paper that used motor cortex microelectrode mapping techniques or involved animal models of stroke or Parkinson's disease. Excellent communication skills are a must. Ideally the candidate should be a US citizen or permanent resident or have potential to independently secure permanent residence. The position is for one year with potential annual renewal contingent on a performance and US employment eligibility. Salary is commensurate with experience.

For any additional information, please contact Dr. Michael Kilgard at kilgard@utdallas.edu, but all applications must be filed online.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation.

Review of applicants will begin immediately. Indication of gender and ethnicity for affirmative action statistical purposes is requested as part of the application but is not required for consideration.

Curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and three letters of reference (or the names and contact information for at least three professional references) should be submitted via the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM below.

Posted on: May 28, 2010

This position is closed and no longer accepting applications. This page is still available for reference.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.