The Department of Neurology at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a faculty member at the Assistant Professor position from candidates with a Ph.D or equivalent degree specializing in neurophysiology and neuromodulation technologies for Parkinson’s disease. The Neuromodulation Research Center (NMRC), directed by Professor Jerrold Vitek, M.D. Ph.D., is an NIH-funded research program studying the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease, novel applications of deep brain stimulation technology to the treatment of neurological disease, the mechanisms of deep brain stimulation and motor systems neurophysiology. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a leadership position within the NMRC as an Associate Director with responsibilities including: supervising diverse teams of research staff, securing extramural research funding, publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts, teaching students and fellows, and participatng in service activities.
The Department of Neurology at the University of Minnesota is a well-balanced program with significant achievements in teaching, clinical programs and research. The University of Minnesota is one of the highest ranked public universities in research. The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Principal Duties and responsibilities: 1. Conduct neurophysiology research 2. Originate research ideas 3. Obtain research funding through grant proposals (e.g. NIH funding) 4. Collect and analyze data 5. Write manuscripts for publications 6. Supervise and mentor undergraduate, graduate students, junior scientists and postdocs working on related research projects
• PhD in biomedical engineering, neuroscience or related science field • Strong track record of securing extramural research funding and peer-reviewed publications • Expertise in non-human primate electrophysiology • Expertise with deep brain stimulation technologies for movement disorders, specifically Parkinson’s disease • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with others
Internal Number: 331565
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