OPPORTUNITIES

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral positions become available at ANS based on need and funding. Selected candidates will interact extensively with biomedical and electrical engineers from academia, neuroscientists, clinicians, industrial partners, other staff and students. Candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. Medical, dental, and life insurance, plus retirement plans are included as FIU employee benefits. The following are examples of two-year positions that are renewable on a yearly basis based on performance and continued funding. Please contact the ANS Director, Dr. Ranu Jung (rjung@fiu.edu) for additional opportunities.

Position 1

Status: Closed

The fellow will focus on experimental evaluation of sensory perception and sensorimotor performance using the developed novel prosthetic system. This work will require experimental design for psychophysics studies and extensive analysis of data from sensory and sensorimotor experiments. A PhD or comparable advanced degree in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering or related fields is required. Applicants must have a strong background in neuroscience (particularly, neural stimulation research, somatosensory perception and neural control of manipulation). Prior experience of working with human subjects is highly desirable but not required. Knowledge of regulatory requirements for human subject medical device development would be very beneficial. Applicants must be comfortable programming in Matlab or Python (desirable).

Position 2

Status: Closed

The fellow will focus on understanding the organization of sensory and motor maps in the human brain and its reorganization as the person learns to use the developed prosthetic system. This work will require the use of state of the art techniques such as fNIR, TMS and EEG. A PhD or comparable advanced degree in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering or related fields is required. Applicants must have a strong background in neuroscience (particularly, neural stimulation/recording research and somatosensory perception). Prior experience of conducting experimental data collection and multimodal data fusion analysis using TMS, fNIR and EEG are highly desirable.

Position 3

Status: Closed

The fellow will focus on implantable, mixed signal IC design for peripheral nerve recording applications. The candidate will also be responsible for IC fabrication, testing, and integration with existing system. A PhD or comparable advanced degree in Electrical Engineering or related fields with an emphasis on mixed signal IC design and prior experience with designing ICs for neural signal processing applications is required. Prior experience with designing wireless systems is highly desirable.

 

Visiting Scholars

Status: Ongoing

Visiting Scholar positions are open on a year-round basis for an appointed time. Visiting scholars will have access to university facilities and resources, such as the library, university email, research laboratories and facilities where feasible and agreeable to those in charge, and possibly on-campus housing. However, visiting scholars are not entitled to compensation as employees of the university, are not appointed to teaching or research positions, and do not receive direct financial support either from or through the university.

Resources

Biomedical Engineering Funding
Center for the Advancement of Teaching – Undergraduate Education