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Postdoctoral Position – Neural Engineering, Parkinson’s disease
University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama
Date Posted 07/27/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

K171303 - Postdoctoral Position – Neural Engineering, Parkinson’s disease
Mentor: Harrison Walker, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, UAB School of Medicine,

Postdoctoral position in neural signal analysis and machine learning to better treat dystonia associated with Parkinson’s disease

One postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The research includes an analysis and interpretation of non-invasively and invasively recorded neurophysiological signals for improvement and better understanding of deep brain stimulation therapy for dystonia in Parkinson’s disease. The multidisciplinary research team is led by Dr. Harrison Walker, Medical Director for Surgical Movement Disorders at UAB.

Job Responsibilities
Helping to collect data
Processing and analyzing data
Applying machine learning algorithms for signal classification
Writing manuscripts
Writing grants
The ideal candidate will be motivated to work on a unique project related to movement disorders and will be highly skilled in signal analysis and machine learning with EMG, EEG, LFP, and ECoG data. Candidates with experience in brain computer interfaces (BCI) are welcome to apply also.

Candidates must have a PhD in Electrical/Computer/Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Neuroscience, or other related field, with prior experience in movement disorders, advanced signal analysis and/or machine learning. Expertise in MATLAB programming is required.

Interested Candidates please send a Cover Letter and CV to Tesia Pair at

About UAB
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 250 postdocs are training currently in a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to engineering, medicine, natural sciences & mathematics, public health, and optometry.

The UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education and the UAB Postdoc Association work together to develop career opportunities that enhance and define the training experience for all postdoctoral scholars at UAB.

Because of its commitment to the success of postdoctoral fellows, UAB ranks consistently as one of the top locations among US universities for training postdoctoral scholars.

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