[Comp-neuro] Postdoc in BCI signal processing

Steensel, M.J. van M.J.vanSteensel at umcutrecht.nl
Fri Jul 24 14:51:46 CEST 2009

Postdoc in BCI signal processing

The Rudolf Magnus Institute in Utrecht, The Netherlands is looking for a
highly motivated postdoc interested in neural signal processing for
Brain Computer Interfacing. 

The Utrecht BCI group, led by Prof. dr. Nick Ramsey, is part of the
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University Medical
Center Utrecht and participates in the nationwide BrainGain Consortium,
which is devoted to application of Brain Computer Interfaces for
patients and healthy individuals. The main focus of the group is
conducting neuroscience research towards an invasive BCI application for
paralyzed patients. We perform experiments with both healthy subjects
and patients (~10 patients with electrode implants available for
research each year). Available techniques: 128-channel EEG systems for
extracranial and intracranial (ECoG) recordings, fMRI (1.5, 3 and 7 T
human Philips systems), TMS and 64-channel intraoperative recordings in
awake neurosurgery. Our highly interdisciplinary group consists of 4
postdocs, 10 PhD students and 6 master students, who have a background
in neuroscience, psychology, biology or physics and their own expertise
in the research field. 

The postdoc is expected to investigate new ECoG signal processing
techniques for BCI purposes, as well as for cognitive neuroscience
research. He/she will work in close collaboration with neuroscientists
and needs to have excellent communication skills.

The candidate is likely to have a PhD in biomedical engineering,
computational neuroscience, electrical engineering or physics, with a
record of publications. Solid experience in signal processing of any
kind and excellent programming skills in Matlab are required. Experience
in neuroscience is not a prerequisite, but we expect the candidate to
acquire knowledge of underlying psychological and biological processes. 

Earliest starting date of the two-year position is July 1st, 2009.
Application deadline is September 1st, 2009.  Applications and
information requests can be sent to Prof. dr.  Nick Ramsey, Rudolf
Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery,
Division of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht, Room
G.03.122, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX, Utrecht, Netherlands,
n.f.ramsey at umcutrecht.nl.




M.J. van Steensel, PhD
UMC Utrecht

Dept. Neurosurgery


Mailing address:

BCI, G03.124

Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht

Tel. 088-755 5121 

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