The Neural Engineering and Translation Labs (NEAT labs) aim to develop an improved understanding of neural circuits deficits in child and adult psychiatric disorders. We apply neural-engineering methods in both animal models and human research to target and repair identified circuit deficits. NEAT Labs are run jointly by Dr. Jyoti Mishra and Dr. Dhakshin Ramanathan. Dr. Mishra's work is focused on developing digital mobile technologies to serve as experimental diagnostics and therapeutics in human psychiatric populations, especially children and adolescents. Dr. Ramanathan's focus is on developing a greater understanding of how to target and modulate relevant neural circuits in animal models of neuropsychiatric disorders. Our research foci intersect in the use of closed loop, brain-computer-interface (BCI) technologies to target and induce plasticity in specific neural circuits underlying cognition.
Please see our website:neatlabs.ucsd.edu for more information on the type of work we do, recent publications, etc.
We are looking for talented post-doctoral candidates interested in human and/or animal neurophysiology; application of closed-loop methods to target and modulate brain circuits; and a deep passion for developing novel treatments for neuro-psychiatric disorders.
The ideal candidate would be a highly motivated, interdisciplinary scientist with a passion for better understanding underlying circuit deficits in neuro-psychiatric disease processes in humans and/or animal models, and in developing new technologies for this populations. He or she will be responsible for 1) developing and optimizing behavioral paradigms and closed-loop systems relevant for neuromodulation or brain-computer-interface informed neurofeedback; 2) analysis of data from either human or animals (EEG, ECoG, LFP and single units). The candidate will be supported to present data at conferences, publish manuscripts, and write grants.
The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. in one or more of the following - neuroscience, physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, or biomedical engineering with a strong background in electrophysiology. Previous experience in multiple, single-neuron data collection and analysis as well as neural time series data analysis is highly desirable, along with experience in MATLAB or Python. In addition, this individual must be able to be a team-player, working collaboratively with others.
We encourage all with an interest to apply.
Salary commensurate with the NIH pay scale.
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