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Postdoctoral Research Associate (pbx130424)

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The Texas Biomedical Device Center has openings for qualified post-doctoral researchers with a strong systems neuroscience background. The primary research for this position will be to investigate the use of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) paired with therapy to drive neural plasticity for treatment of neurological conditions such as tinnitus and stroke. While the research will focus on rodent models, the post-doctoral researchers will also assist with the design and analysis of ongoing clinical trials of this technology in stroke and tinnitus patients. The research will be supervised by Mike Kilgard and Rob Rennaker. Funding for these positions is for up to three years and they are designed to prepare researchers for tenure-system faculty positions.

Required qualifications include:

  • A PhD or MD degree
  • At least two first-author papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • Biomedical engineering or neuroscience training
  • Experience with animal research
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The candidate should be a US citizen or permanent resident or have potential to independently secure permanent residence.

Desirable qualifications for the position include:

  • Experience with auditory neuroscience, motor stroke, or traumatic brain injury models
  • Strong programming skills in a language such as Matlab or C

Benefits include:

  • Beginning salary starts at 10% above the NIH minimum but will be based upon the qualifications of the applicant.
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and productive research environment focused on translation of preclinical results into clinical trials
  • Ability to be involved with established, innovative, multidisciplinary collaborations with faculty from the UT Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, the UT Dallas School of Engineering and UT Southwestern Medical Center.
  • Potential for high publication rate in respected journals

The Texas Biomedical Device Center is located on the main campus of The University of Texas at Dallas. The campus is located in Richardson, which is a suburb north of Dallas with a high quality of life and a low cost of living. For questions, contact Rob Rennaker (renn@utdallas.edu), 972-883-6353 or Mike Kilgard (kilgard@utdallas.edu), 972-883-2339.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. The starting dates for these positions are negotiable. Indication of gender and ethnicity for affirmative action statistical purposes is requested as part of the application.

To apply for this position, submit a current curriculum vitae, including educational history and any pertinent work experience, and one to three letters of reference should be submitted via the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM available below.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2013

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

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