[Comp-neuro] postdoc in depression DBS at Georgia Tech

Christopher Rozell crozell at gatech.edu
Tue Jan 23 17:33:46 CET 2018

A postdoc position at the intersection of computational neuroscience, 
clinical neuropsychiatry and data analysis is available working jointly 
with the labs of Christopher Rozell and Robert Butera at the Georgia 
Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA). This BRAIN Initiative research 
project seeks to develop electrophysiological biomarkers to characterize 
disease progression and optimize deep brain stimulation (DBS) for 
treatment-resistant depression. This clinically-focused project 
(clinical lead is Dr. Helen Mayberg) is a collaboration with Emory 
University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai that is 
providing access to one-of-a-kind human electrophysiology data recorded 
by implanted DBS devices *during therapy* in an experimental trial. The 
role of our computational team is to develop analysis and modeling 
approaches to identify electrophysiological signatures that correlate 
with treatment response and optimize stimulation parameters. This is an 
opportunity to work on a challenging scientific problem with real impact 
on a sick patient population.

Applicants should hold a PhD in a related discipline with a strong 
research record. Experience in advanced techniques for analyzing 
time-series data (e.g., signal processing and machine learning) is 
desirable, additional experience in computational neuroscience modeling 
and working with neurophysiology data is helpful .  The labs are 
committed to the professional development of the members, making it 
valuable preparation for people who are interested in academic, 
industrial or entrepreneurial careers. The position has no mandatory 
teaching or administrative duties. Excellent (written and oral) 
communication skills in English are required.

The ideal start date is May 2018. The position is initially for 12 
months with the possibility of renewal. Compensation will be 
commensurate with relevant experience. Georgia Tech has competitive 
benefits (including comprehensive medical insurance) and is an equal 
opportunity employer. Georgia Tech's campus in the heart of midtown 
Atlanta, which is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas (and 
entrepreneurial communities) in the United States. Atlanta boasts a wide 
range of opportunities for recreation, culture, and easy access to 
domestic and international transportation.

Candidates should send a CV, a statement of research experience and 
interests, expected date of availability, and the contact information 
for three references to christopher.thomas at ece.gatech.edu with the 
subject line "Neuro DBS postdoc". Application review will proceed until 
the position is filled and should be received by February 19, 2018 for 
full consideration.

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