Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biomedical Engineering

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Location: Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA
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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biomedical Engineering-2013865



The Biomedical Functional Imaging and Neuroengineering Laboratory , directed by Prof. Bin He, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral candidate to work on NIH funded research projects at the intersection of biomedical instrumentation, neuroengineering and neuroscience. We use a combination of computer simulations, electrophysiological recordings and neuroimaging through experimentation on both animal models and human subjects to better understand the mechanisms of ultrasound neuromodulation, to develop a neuroimaging-guided non-invasive brain stimulation tool using transcranial focused ultrasound, and to explore such a tool’s functionality in treating diseases.

An important component of this position will be to work as part of an interdisciplinary team spanning engineering, neuroscience, and medical doctors. You will be expected to conduct independent research, work closely with collaborators, mentor graduate students, and publish high-quality research work each year. The position is available to start in October 2019, initially for 12 months with possibility of renewal for up to three years. Carnegie Mellon offers exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary research and career development, for collaborations with leading researchers in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, and machine learning. 


  • Recent Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a relevant field 

  • Strong neuroengineering and experimental background 

  • Experience in signal/image processing and analysis 

  • Strong publication track record 

  • Strong written and oral communication skills 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Expertise in ultrasound instrumentation

  • Expertise in brain stimulation

  • Expertise in electronic circuit design

  • Experience in control system design

  • Experience in electrophysiological recordings

  • Experience in neural signal processing and analysis

To Apply:

Please upload a single PDF document including the following application materials: a cover letter specifying relevant qualifications and training, curriculum vitae, a statement of current research interests and expertise (1-2 pages), contact information of three professional references, and list of recent publications.

Initial review of applications will begin on September 9, 2019. As long as the position is not filled, review will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed.

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Job Function
: Post Doc / Fellow 
Primary Location
: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh 
Time Type: Full Time 
Minimum Education Level: Doctorate or equivalent 

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