We are actively seeking postdoctoral fellows to join our research team in developing neural prostheses, including myoelectric computer interfaces (MyoCIs) and brain machine interfaces (BMIs) to help people with severe motor impairment from neurologic disorders. We are seeking highly motivated individuals for two projects using a wearable MyoCI to rehabilitate arm motor function in people with chronic and acute stroke. These projects at Northwestern University and the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (SRAlab) are multidisciplinary and involve multiple collaborations, both at Northwestern University as well as with the University of Houston and Myomo, Inc. We also investigate using BMIs to rehabilitate motor function, and in so doing, collaborate closely with several other neuroprosthetics, computational neuroscience, and biomedical engineering laboratories at Northwestern, SRAlab (http://www.smpp.northwestern.edu/), and University of California-Irvine, thus providing tremendous educational and networking opportunities.
Desired qualifications include a PhD in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, neuroscience, computer science, physiology or related fields. Experience in EMG recordings, BMIs or other neuroprosthetics application is preferred. Candidates should ideally possess some neuroscience and machine learning/statistical/signal processing background as well as proficiency with Matlab and Python.
Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests, and contact information for 3 references to:
Marc Slutzky, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Physiology, Biomedical Engineering and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine