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Postdoctoral Opportunities in Neuroprosthetic Research

We are looking for postdoctoral fellows to work on neuroprothetics projects with tetraplegic human participants here at Caltech. We are currently performing two NIH funded clinical trials. One compares population single neuron recording from motor cortex and posterior parietal cortex, a higher-level cortical area involved in motor planning. The second examines the effect of intracortical microstimulation on somatosensory perception and utilization of stimulus evoked sensations for improving performance of bi-directional brain-machine interfaces. Example publications in these research areas can be found on our website www.vis.caltech.edu.

Applicants should have a background in bioengineering, computer science, quantitative systems neuroscience, or similar areas. The research provides a great opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration. Among our collaborating partners are the Keck School of Medicine of USC, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, and Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare.

The start date is flexible and depends on the candidate. Preference is for candidates who can start in 2023. Candidates should send their CV and contact information for three references to Richard Andersen at [email protected].

Hiring Range
$64,480 - $75,000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, experience, qualifications, skills, education, specialty, training, and internal equity.

As one of the largest employers in Pasadena, CA, Caltech is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement savings plans, generous paid time off, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, and more. Learn more about our benefits and who is eligible.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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