[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Position: Neural Interface for Sensory-Enabled Prostheses

Ranu Jung Ranu.Jung at asu.edu
Sat Aug 8 02:30:27 CEST 2009

Postdoctoral Position: Neural Interface for Sensory-Enabled Prostheses

A postdoctoral position is available in the engineering laboratory of
Dr. Ranu Jung in the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems
(http://ans.asu.edu), School of Biological and Health Systems
Engineering at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. The position
is supported by an NIH-funded Bioengineering Research Partnership grant
for a project to interface prosthetic hands with amputees through a
direct peripheral nerve interface for providing sensory feedback. The
collaborative effort includes biomedical and electrical engineers from
academia, clinicians and industrial partners. 

The postdoctoral fellow will participate in the system integration of
the implanted device and the prosthetic hand. This will require software
development; implementation, design and development of electronic and
mechanical interfaces; and rigorous testing and verification.

Prior experience in neural engineering research and neurotechnology
development or related experience is necessary. Experience with
programming in Python and Matlab, CAD design, and electronic circuit
design and development are highly desirable. Familiarity with regulatory
requirements for human subject medical device development would be
beneficial. The candidate also must be able to demonstrate excellent
communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

The postdoctoral researcher will interact with faculty, students and
other postdoctoral researchers in the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems
(http://ans.asu.edu <http://ans.asu.edu> ) at ASU. ASU has vibrant,
interdisciplinary research communities in neuroengineering, prostheses,
solid state electronics neuroinformatics, high-performance computing,
neuroscience, and kinesiology.

Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a summary of research
experience and interests, and the contact information (name, address,
phone number and email) for three references to: Dr. Ranu Jung  at
ranu.jung at asu.edu

The Center for Adaptive Neural Systems is focused on developing and
applying new technology to address the complex problems presented by
neurological disability. The scope of the Center's activities includes
the design and development of new technology, the evaluation of
technology in pre-clinical trials, and the transfer of these
technologies to biomedical industry and clinical practice. Our
multi-disciplinary research group includes biomedical engineers,
kinesiologists, neuroscientists, mathematicians and clinicians.

Positions are open now and applications will continue to be reviewed
until positions are filled. Arizona State University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer institution.



Ranu Jung, PhD

Co-Director, Center for Adaptive Neural Systems, SBHSE

Faculty of Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering & Neuroscience

PO Box 874404

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ 85287-4404


tel: +1 480 965 9052               http://ans.asu.edu

fax: +1 480 727 8393               ranu.jung at asu.edu 


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