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Research Instructor

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Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, a CV, and the names and contact information for 3 researchers who can provide a recommendation. For further information or to apply, please contact Dr. Richardson at richardsonrm@upmc.edu. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Research Instructor
Department Name 35222-Med-Neurological Surgery
Position Number 0135010
Position Details

Working Title: Lead Neurophysiologist for Epilepsy Research
Applications are invited for a new, fully funded research faculty position (non-tenure track) within the Brain Modulation Lab, in the Department of Neurological Surgery, at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. This position will be supervised by Mark Richardson, MD, PhD, a member of the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, who is the director of Epilepsy and Movement Disorders Surgery.

The work will focus on clinical and research data collected in patients undergoing surgical evaluation and treatment for epilepsy, including: 1. Primary responsibility for the integration of multi-modal neurophysiology data for diagnostic evaluation and surgical planning, 2. Preparation of data summaries for a weekly epilepsy surgery conference, 3. Facilitation of ongoing collaborations with computational neuroscientists at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, 4. Preparation of abstracts for presentation at scientific meetings, 5. Preparation of manuscripts for publication, 6. Oversight of an intracranial EEG database that includes both acute iEEG collected in the epilepsy monitoring unit and chronic iEEG collected with the RNS device, 7. Development of a stereo-electroencephalography data analysis pipeline and related educational training materials.

The ideal applicant will hold a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience, Computer Science or Electrical/Computer Engineering. Strong technical, computational, and signal processing skills are required, as is experience with clinical neurophysiology data collected in patients undergoing pre-surgical epilepsy evaluation. The ability to design and write scripts in MATLAB and/or Python is required. Superior organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to thrive independently, in addition to working with epilepsy neurologists; ability to handle fluctuating priorities, deadlines and changes in the clinical schedule is also required. Applicants should have a strong track record of publication. This is a transitional appointment, expecting to last no more than 2-3 years, at which time promotion to Research Assistant Professor is the goal.

Application Process

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, a CV, and the names and contact information for 3 researchers who can provide a recommendation. For further information or to apply, please contact Dr. Richardson at richardsonrm@upmc.edu.

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The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 05/12/2017
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