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Imaging 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: The Mayo Clinic Neural Engineering Laboratories, is looking to fill a position at the Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI) field. The successful candidate will be working with the Bioelectronic Medicines Laboratory, which is part of the Mayo Clinic Neural Engineering Laboratory and is focused on developing next-generation non-invasive or minimally-invasive implantable devices to send electrical signals through the human autonomic and central nervous system to treat a wide range of diseases/disorders. The ultimate goal is to ‘hijack’ the nervous system to precisely deliver the body’s own endogenous biomolecules where and when it is needed in order to avoid the side-effects associated with systemic drug delivery, by leveraging sensing technology to titrate the therapy based on biologic changes throughout the day.

Successful­candidates will work closely with researchers, surgeons and industry partners to facilitate successful translation of new neuromodulation therapies from initial concept through to clinical testing, with an emphasis on building a path towards sustained commercial dissemination. The researcher will be part of a multidisciplinary team involving neuroscientists, engineers, chemists, biologists, and clinicians.
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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

Qualifications: 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:
  • Prior experience in the conduct of small and/or large animal model experiments (acute and chronic)
  • Ability to independently plan, execute, and troubleshoot experimental designs.
  • Basic experience with common neural interface modalities, including basic understanding of neural interface theory (deep brain stimulation, indwelling microelectrode cortical arrays, electrocorticography arrays (ECoG), tripolar cuff electrodes, etc).
  • Understanding of neurophysiology and/or neurochemistry as it pertains to neuromodulation therapies for the autonomic and/or central nervous system.
  • Experience with neurochemical sensing techniques, including fast-scan cyclic voltammetry and/or amperometry
  • Background in signal processing (analog and/or digital).
  • Understanding of statistical methods relevant to the interpretation of large time-varying data sets, multivariate signal analysis, feature extraction, and algorithm development.
  • Experience with finite element modeling and cable theory.
  • Experience with biophysical modeling software (e.g., COMSOL, ANSYS, SCIRun, etc).
  • Experience in obtaining and analyzing functional magnetic resonance imaging data

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
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  • Prior experience in the conduct of small and/or large animal model experiments (acute and chronic)
  • Ability to independently plan, execute, and troubleshoot experimental designs.
  • Basic experience with common neural interface modalities, including basic understanding of neural interface theory (deep brain stimulation, indwelling microelectrode cortical arrays, electrocorticography arrays (ECoG), tripolar cuff electrodes, etc).
  • Understanding of neurophysiology and/or neurochemistry as it pertains to neuromodulation therapies for the autonomic and/or central nervous system.
  • Experience with neurochemical sensing techniques, including fast-scan cyclic voltammetry and/or amperometry
  • Background in signal processing (analog and/or digital).
  • Understanding of statistical methods relevant to the interpretation of large time-varying data sets, multivariate signal analysis, feature extraction, and algorithm development.
  • Experience with finite element modeling and cable theory.
  • Experience with biophysical modeling software (e.g., COMSOL, ANSYS, SCIRun, etc).
  • Experience in obtaining and analyzing functional magnetic resonance imaging data


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: 76842BR

Date: Mar 12, 2017


Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

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