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Job ID: 134678

Postdoctoral Associate
University of Florida

Date Posted Dec. 9, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Associate
University University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, United States
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Computer Engineering

We are seeking highly-motivated candidates for a postdoctoral associate position in our group which fosters collaboration with the McKnight Brain Institute and the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Disorders. The chosen candidate will conduct research focused on studying basic mechanisms of sensorimotor integration in healthy and pathological brain states and translate this knowledge to clinical applications of movement and cognitive disorders. Current active projects funded by NIH include:

1- Using deep brain recording and stimulation technology chronically implanted in human patients with essential tremor to characterize biomarker electrophysiological signatures of limb movements in deep brain structures and use these signatures to provide on-demand stimulation therapy to alleviate pathological symptoms.
2- Using large scale electrophysiological recordings, multi-photon microscopy and optogenetic techniques to characterize biomarkers of Parkinson’s’ disease (PD) progression in a transgenic animal model of PD.
3- Using multi-photon microscopy and optogenetic techniques to monitor and perturb neural circuits at cellular and subcellular resolution in awake behaving subjects to investigate mechanisms of neural plasticity during perceptual decisions, working memory and sensory-guided navigation in virtual reality environments.
The candidate will focus on developing algorithms for neural decoding and deep brain stimulation and test them in experiments involving human subjects. The candidate will publish peer-reviewed journal articles and help supervise graduate students carrying out experiments. The candidate will help train students in his/her area of expertise. Desirable skills may include any of the following: extracellular neural recording, two-photon imaging and computational data analysis.

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD in Neurobiology, Neurophysiology, Biomedical Engineering or related fields.

For consideration, please submit a CV and the names and contact information of three professional references as a single PDF file attachment to

  • Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

    If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8711 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

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Contact Information

  • Karim Oweiss
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Florida
    968 Center Drive
    Gainesville, FL 32611


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