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Engineering Research Fellow – Neurologic Surgery Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Neurologic Surgery
Specialty: Neurologic Surgery, Research

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: A Research Fellow­ opportunity is available in the Neural Engineering Laboratories at Mayo Clinic to study and model the biophysical interactions of electrical stimulation and neurotransmitter efflux across neural circuits associated with neuromodulation therapies (e.g., deep brain stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, optical stimulation, etc.). The researcher will be part of a multidisciplinary team involving neuroscientists, engineers, chemists, biologists, and clinicians.­The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with a demonstrated record of accomplishments, including a strong publication record.

Responsibilities: A Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic is a temporary position intended to provide training and education in research. Individuals will train in the research program of a Mayo Clinic principal investigator. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for research as evidenced by their training and peer-reviewed publications and should become competitive for national research grants. Proof of English proficiency is required for J-1 Short-Term Scholars, Research Scholars, Professors, Specialists, and Student Interns sponsored by Mayo Clinic. 800146; J2WRTP

  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Neural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computational Neuroscience, Mathematics, or Physics.
  • Experience with finite element modeling and cable theory.
  • Experience with biophysical modeling software (e.g., COMSOL, ANSYS, SCIRun, etc).
  • Experience with analytical and statistical software packages (e.g., Matlab, LabView, R, etc.), and/or programming languages (e.g., C, C++, Python, etc.).
  • Strong interest in experimental/computational/clinical neuroscience, neuromodulation technology, and brain computer interfaces (BCI).
  • High level of initiative.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team (including physicians, biologists, chemists, engineers, technicians, and veterinarians).
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain a high level of organization and professionalism.

Must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Research Fellow is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship, at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere. Please attach the following required documents at the time of application:
  1. Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
  2. Three letters of recommendation, signed, on letterhead, describing:
    • Relationship to the applicant.
    • Past work/academic performance.
    • Work qualities/personal conduct.
    • Overall assessment of potential for success in research environment.
  3. Doctoral degree certification, if applicable:
    • Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).

Additional Qualifications:
  • Strong background in signal processing (analog and/or digital).
  • Deep understanding of statistical methods relevant to the interpretation of large time-varying data sets, multivariate signal analysis, feature extraction, and algorithm development.
  • Ability to independently plan, execute, and troubleshoot experimental designs.
  • Working knowledge of neurophysiology and/or neurochemistry.

Specific questions should be directed to Dr. Luis Lujan, Assistant Professor of Neurologic Surgery, at

Recruiter: Katrina Giese

Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”.

Site Description: Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Job Posting Number: 76839BR

Date: Feb 11, 2017

Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

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