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Ken Yoshida
04-05-2001, 03:58 AM
The Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Denmark seeks
qualified applicants for a position within the field of neural engineering
and neural-electric interfaces

Description
A 3 year Ph.D studentship is available as part of a Danish Technical
Research Council funded project to research, develop and evaluate a flexible
thin-film penetrating electrode as a selective inter-neural interface
capable of providing long-term electrode access for neuroscience and
neuroprosthetics, which may one day restore function to spinal cord injury
patients. The electrode will be implemented using thin-film techniques
developed for the electronics semiconductor industry to produce mechanically
flexible yet durable implanted electrode structures. The project is
multi-disciplinary in nature and requires a candidate with broad interests
in the technical and biological sciences.

The successful applicant will work as part of a collaborative effort between
the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction in Denmark, and the Fraunhofer
Institute for Biomedical Engineering in Germany. The effort will involve
work in thin-film microfabrication of devices for biomedical applications,
development of computation models, signal processing, and basic
neurophysiological studies in the animal model. The position is open
immediately (April 2001).

Qualifications
The applicant should have a background in electrical/biomedical engineering,
physics or motor control physiology. Applicants with a background in the
technical sciences should have an interest in basic motor physiology.
Applicants with a background in the biological sciences should have an
interest in electrical engineering and signal processing. Proficiency in
written and oral English is required. Citizenship in the European Union or
of EU associated states is preferred but not required.

Applicants should send a formal letter of application, curriculum vita and
two letters of reference to Assistant Professor Ken Yoshida. For further
information about salary, working conditions, or the Ph.D. program at
Aalborg University, contact administrator Peter Thonning Olesen
(pto@smi.auc.dk).

The Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI) was established in 1993 by
the Danish National Research Foundation and Aalborg University as a
multidisciplinary center for the study basic and clinical aspects of human
sensory-motor interaction, and the development of methods to restore
impaired sensory-motor functions. Research at the center is carried out
within three inter-related areas: Motor Control, Sensory Systems, and
Rehabilitation Technology. SMI is located on the campus of Aalborg
University and is an academic center within the Faculty of Engineering
Science. In 1999, the center had 35 researchers, technicians and
administrative personnel, and Ph.D. 35 students. With half of the students
and staff coming from abroad, the center has an international flavour and
provides an excellent opportunity to work with people coming from around the
world.

For more information about SMI please visit our web page at
http://www.smi.auc.dk .

Contact Information:

Ken Yoshida, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Aalborg UniversityCenter for Sensory Motor Interaction
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, D3
DK9220 Aalborg
Denmark
Ph: +45 9635 9825
Fax: +45 9815 4008
Email: kyoshida@smi.auc.dk

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