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Biosensing and Biorobotics Lab Researcher 2

The Lab Manager will be a key contributor – serving as both the day-to-day operations ‘go-to’ person while also providing scientific support with various experiments and procedures. You will be highly organized, have a genuine interest in science administration, and have a strong desire to support the BSBRL’s goals. Based on your experience, capabilities, and career goals, there may be an opportunity to manage an independent research project if desired. Depending on your productivity, there are opportunities for growth in Biology, Neuroscience, Engineering, Robotics, Data Science, or other STEM areas that are indirectly related to your background experience. There will also be opportunities to be included on research publications and attend seminars for professional development and networking.

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Post-Doctoral Associate - Department of Neuroscience - Dr. Geoffrey Ghose

The planned work is supported by a NIMH grant and includes both experimental and computational components. Experimentally, the work includes chronic multi-electrode recordings and stimulation in multiple brain regions of monkeys trained to perform challenging sensorimotor tasks and may expand to include ECoG recordings in humans. Computationally, the work includes issues of neural coding, including connecting real-time metrics of encoding and decoding to explain behavior, and explorations of how low frequency coherence affects both neural coding and behavioral performance.  The proposed work, by combining cutting-edge experimental and computational techniques, should have broad applicability to cortical function and cognition.

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Post-Doctoral Associate - Department of Psychology | The laboratories of Cheryl Olman

This project seeks to elucidate the neuronal mechanisms of contextual modulation in primary visual cortex, developing a model that can eventually be used to perceptual behavioral judgements and human fMRI and MEG data and shed light on how changes in circuit structure result in aberrant perception in mental disorders. To do so, the successful candidate will work with a team of theorists and experimentalists to develop a computational framework that is based on the responses of specific inhibitory neuronal sub-populations (e.g., parvalbumin- vs. somatostatin-containing interneurons) measured via 2-photon imaging in the ferret.

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Post-Doctoral Associate Spinal cord neuromodulation research position

The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in a clinical trial testing electrical spinal cord stimulation for treatment of spinal cord injury (https://www.estand.org) or spinal cord injury for treatment of pain (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04938245?term=netoff&draw=2&rank=1). They will be involved in the data analysis of electromyogram and kinesiology data. They must have experience in signal processing, data analysis tools, programming, and statistical analysis. The research position will also involve experimental design, statistical analysis, writing up results for scientific papers, and grant writing. The University of Minnesota provides many career development training opportunities to accompany the research plan.

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Research Engineer - Translational NeuroEngineering Laboratory (Research Pro 2)

The Translational Neural Engineering Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Research Engineer interested in working at the intersection of technology, neuroscience, and mental health. Our laboratory has multiple projects ongoing involving electrical recording, optical and electrical brain stimulation, and real-time signal processing in actively behaving animals (sometimes called "brain-computer interfaces"). The technologies we develop will ultimately be used to change activity in specific brain circuits involved in severe mental illnesses such as PTSD, major depression, addiction, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Some of them are in pilot clinical trials or being prepared to enter those trials.

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Post-Doctoral Associate - Human Decision-Making Research

The Herman-Darrow lab investigates the neural dynamics of decision making in humans and translates findings into novel approaches for therapeutic neuromodulation in addiction, depression and chronic pain. The Hayden lab studies the neural basis of naturalistic decision making in non-human primates, with a particular interest in foraging, self-control, curiosity and risk.  Our labs seek a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the overlap and separation between human and non-human primate decision making.

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Researcher 3 Data Analyst (Center for Clinical Quality and Outcomes and Evaluation)

The UMN Department of Surgery's Center for Quality Outcomes, Discovery and Evaluation (C-QODE) seeks a full-time, 12-month/year, research and data coordinator. C-QODE is a newly developed center with the aim of facilitating a pathway for young investigators to pursue data-centric research that improves healthcare quality and delivery. The person in this role will be responsible for MHealth Fairview databases, data transfers, and systems, and for analyzing and resolving any problems related to them. Please read below for more information.  

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Research Professional 4 - Neuroscience

This is a position working across multiple laboratories (supervised by Benjamin Hayden, Matthew Chafee, Jan Zimmermann, and Sarah Heilbronner) conducting nonhuman animal research.

Duties Include: Work independently. Coordinate lab operations and manage several lab personnel. Develop, modify, and implement practices and procedures to improve efficiency and research project quality. Develop and maintain data collection protocols and operational plans and assist in the execution of the data collection and analysis.

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 Inspire - Neuromodulation Scientist with strong BME + neuromod/sleep apnea background.

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