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Postdoctoral Scholar – Neural Engineering and Brain Stimulation
University of Minnesota in the Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date Posted 08/28/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

You must have:

  • A doctoral degree in a relevant field. "Relevant" is defined very broadly. Neuroscience, engineering, psychology, physics, computer science, and many other disciplines are present in our lab.
  • Strong programming skills. MATLAB or Python is essential. C/C++ (and derivatives), LabVIEW, and scripting languages could be useful but are not required. Prior experience with data acquisition hardware, prototyping systems (Arduino, Teensy, Pi, etc.) and/or creating real-time systems would be helpful but is also not required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Much of our work requires explaining complex technical concepts to non-domain-experts.
  • Evidence of substantial capability for independent work, problem-solving, and initiative-taking.
  • Interpersonal skills appropriate for collaboration in a very multidisciplinary and highly diverse environment.

It will be helpful (and we will give your application priority) if you have:

  • Prior experimental work in animal or human neuroscience
  • Prior work with psychiatric patient populations or the biological mechanisms of mental illness
  • Skills with electronics or computer hardware, whether design or repair
  • Experience with brain-computer interfaces and/or brain decoding paradigms

To learn more about the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences please visit:

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

To apply, please send a single PDF of cover letter (with clear statement of relevant background/interests), CV including publication list, and contact information for up to three references to Alik Widge, MD, PhD at .

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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