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Post-doctoral Research Associate
Carnegie Mellon University


Date Posted Aug. 9, 2019
Title Post-doctoral Research Associate
University Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Oct. 1, 2019
 
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other
 
 

The Biomedical Functional Imaging and Neuroengineering Laboratory, directed by Prof. Bin He, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral candidate to work on NIH funded research projects at the intersection of biomedical instrumentation, neuroengineering and neuroscience. We use a combination of computer simulations, electrophysiological recordings and neuroimaging through experimentation on both animal models and human subjects to better understand the mechanisms of ultrasound neuromodulation, to develop a neuroimaging-guided non-invasive brain stimulation tool using transcranial focused ultrasound, and to explore such a tool’s functionality in treating diseases.

An important component of this position will be to work as part of an interdisciplinary team spanning engineering, neuroscience, and medical doctors. The successful candidate is expected to conduct independent research, work closely with collaborators, mentor graduate students, and publish high-quality research work each year. The position is available to start in October 2019, initially for 12 months with possibility of renewal for up to three years.

Carnegie Mellon offers exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary research and career development, for collaborations with leading researchers in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, and machine learning.

Required Qualifications:
- Recent Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a relevant field
- Strong neuroengineering and experimental background
- Experience in signal/image processing and analysis
- Strong publication track record
- Strong written and oral English communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
- Expertise in ultrasound instrumentation is a plus
- Expertise in brain stimulation is a plus
- Expertise in electronic circuit design is a plus
- Experience in control system design
- Experience in electrophysiological recordings
- Experience in neural signal processing and analysis

To Apply:

  • Please contact Dr. Kai Yu through email address yukai@cmu.edu using a single PDF document including the following application materials: a cover letter specifying relevant qualifications and training, curriculum vitae, statement of current research interests and expertise (1-2 pages), contact information of three professional references, and list of recent publications.
  • Please include "Application for Postdoctoral Research Associate – Ultrasound Neuromodulation" in the email subject line.
  • Initial review of applications will begin on September 1, 2019. As long as the position is not filled, review will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed.
  • Carnegie Mellon University is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA). The university bases its employment decisions on the principle of equal employment opportunity. All personnel actions including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, return from layoff, education tuition assistance and social and recreational programs are administered in accordance with the university’s commitment to non-discrimination. Further, the university takes affirmative action to attract qualified candidates for employment who are minority, female, individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam Era; ensures that bona fide job-related and valid requirements are used to evaluate employees for promotion and applicants for employment; and complies with applicable federal, state and local laws, statutes, orders and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status or non-job-related disability.
  • A background check is required for employment.


    • Carnegie Mellon University is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA). The university bases its employment decisions on the principle of equal employment opportunity. All personnel actions including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, return from layoff, education tuition assistance and social and recreational programs are administered in accordance with the university’s commitment to non-discrimination. Further, the university takes affirmative action to attract qualified candidates for employment who are minority, female, individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam Era; ensures that bona fide job-related and valid requirements are used to evaluate employees for promotion and applicants for employment; and complies with applicable federal, state and local laws, statutes, orders and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status or non-job-related disability.

 
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Contact Information

 
  • Kai Yu
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Room 4N300C, Scott Hall, 346 Hamerschlag Dr.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  •  
  • 6123239748
  • yukai@cmu.edu

 

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