Description: Founded in 2003, the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering is a unique collaboration between North Carolina’s two flagship universities: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and North Carolina State University (NC State). The nationally ranked UNC Hospitals and School of Medicine at UNC-CH provide an excellent clinical environment for interactions and translation, and the College of Arts and Sciences forms the academic core of the Carolina experience. The College of Engineering at NC State, ranked one of the finest engineering and computer science schools in the world, offers state-of-the-art facilities for students and faculty engaged in vital areas of research and technology transfer. In addition to the resources of the Joint Department, the Closed-Loop Engineering for Advanced Rehabilitation (CLEAR) core (, Human Movement Science Program at UNC-CH (, UNC Neuroscience Center (, the Biomedical Research Imaging Center at UNC-CH, the NSF ERC ASSIST Center at NC State, and NC State College of Veterinary Medicine provide excellent opportunities for Rehabilitation Engineering faculty to develop multidisciplinary and translational collaborations.

Our mission is to improve human quality of life, personal and work environments, and rehabilitation products and processes through careful study, analysis, research, and design of innovative technologies to benefit the people of North Carolina, and others whom we serve. We seek outstanding candidates con-ducting research in the areas of: (1) novel neural-machine interfaces (including interfaces with the central and peripheral nervous systems), (2) neural stimulation and modulation to enhance sensorimotor function, (3) human-machine shared learning and control, and (4) clinical translation of novel neural rehabilitation technology. Competitive candidates in other areas of Rehabilitation Engineering, Neural Engineering, and related areas will also be considered. Successful applicants will have already established a highly competitive independent research program or will have otherwise demonstrated the clear potential to do so. The candidate must have the ability to collaborate with basic researchers in neuroscience and/or clinical investigators. Research vision should include pathway to implementation in human clinical populations. The selected candidate will have a primary appointment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with tenure home in the College of Arts and Sciences. The candidate will also be recommended for a joint or adjunct appointment with the Neuroscience Center. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with clinical departments in the School of Medicine at UNC and will have access to the resources at both UNC and NC State.

Biomedical Engineering is a supportive and collaborative environment, and we welcome candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We welcome applications from candidates who will add to the department’s diversity, including women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.

Education: Qualified candidates should have a doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Electrical Engineering, or related areas, and have demonstrated excellent capability for scholarly activity during post-doctoral research

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience: Candidates will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate student education, and may teach classes in the areas of electronics, controls, biomedical instrumentation, neural engineering, physiology, or related classes.

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