A postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately in the Neuromuscular Lab at the University of Michigan, Section of Plastic Surgery. The candidate will report directly to Drs. Stephen Kemp and Theodore Kung. The postdoctoral position is for an initial two- year period, but has the potential to be renewed for an additional two years.
The Neuromuscular Lab investigates mechanisms of peripheral nerve regeneration following nerve injury and repair. The lab focuses primarily on the use of regenerative peripheral nerve interfaces (RPNIs) for: (1) prosthetic control, and; (2) prevention of neuroma pain. The goal of this research is to develop clinically viable systems to enable individuals with amputations to possess both motor and sensory control of prosthetic limbs. The lab collaborates with several biomedical engineering laboratories at the University of Michigan to enhance our neural interface using novel electrodes, circuits, and algorithms.
The University of Michigan is the number one ranked public institution in the U.S., and provides a scientific environment which fosters both the growth and development of academic scientists. This position offers standard NIH salary levels, and competitive health insurance benefits. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, peer-reviewed publications, and arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Stephen Kemp, Director of the Neuromuscular Lab, at email@example.com.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Applicants should have completed a Ph.D in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, or a related field. Applicants should possess a strong experimental research track record, including peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. In addition, candidates should have a strong academic background, excellent verbal and written skills, proficiency in quantitative analysis, and statistics. Experience with both TDT Neurophysiology systems and MATLAB is highly preferred.