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06-27-2008, 05:09 AM
Post-Doctoral Positions in Neuroprosthetics in the Sensorimotor
Research Group at Arizona State University

The Sensorimotor Research Group within the Harrington Department of
Bioengineering at Arizona State University is accepting applications
from candidates interested a post-doctoral position in the area of
cortically controlled neuroprosthetics. The Sensorimotor Research
Group uses state of the art equipment and innovative experimental and
analytical approaches to address questions which are relevant both to
the engineering of neuroprosthetic systems and to our understanding
of physiological processes in the brain.
The positions will focus on two elements of neuroprosthetic systems
in awake behaving primates. One position will be focused on
cortical delivery of information related to tactile sensation into
primary somatosensory cortex. The second position will be focused
on adaptation and learning in cortically controlled neuroprosthetic
systems. In both positions, animals are trained to perform
experiments in a 3d virtual environment, and activity is recorded
from multiple neurons simultaneously. The primary responsibility
for both positions will be overseeing the acquisition and analysis of
data, assistance with training graduate and undergraduate students,
and initiation of independent research projects.

Successful candidates should have:
1. Completed their doctoral degree in an appropriate field of study
(neuroscience, bioengineering, kinesiology, physiology, etc)
2. A high degree of competence working with a variety of computer
languages and platforms (particularly Python, LabView, and Matlab).
3. Demonstrated experience and desire in conducting applied research
consistent with the mission of the Sensorimotor Research Group.
4. Strong oral and written communication skills
5. Competency in the use of instrumentation for movement analysis.

Post-doctoral fellows will be provided with a salary that is
commensurate with experience, and all benefits including health
insurance, and tuition discounts for both self and family. The
somatosensory project is presently supported for three years, and the
learning project for four, with NIH funding.

Additional information concerning the program can be obtained by
contacting Stephen I Helms Tillery, PhD at the contact information
below and by visiting the Sensorimotor Research Group website (http://

Application materials including a cover letter stating research
interest, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation should
be forwarded to Stephen I Helms Tillery. An on campus interview will
be required.

Stephen Helms Tillery
Harrington Department of Bioengineering
ECG 334, MS 9709
Tempe, AZ 85287-9709

Email: Steve.HelmsTillery@asu.edu