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
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
Your application should
E-mail your materials to
For further information or
questions about this position you may contact: Dr. Tracy Cui (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.