Postdoc - Biomedical Engineering

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Amar Annamalai
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Postdoc - Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Neurosciences is dedicated to advancing the field of neurosurgery, providing leading-edge, compassionate clinical care and conducting unparalleled research for the full range of neurosurgical conditions and is led by Dr. Keith Black, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and scientist. The Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute is the hub of the research and education programs. Research lab members are divided into several groups, each focusing on a separate research area including the blood-brain barrier, immunology, gene therapy and gene discovery.
A unique strength of the Department of Neurosciences is the ability to translate research findings from the laboratory into clinical practice, giving patients direct and rapid access to the latest treatment alternatives.
Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the_ Principal Investigator, Dr. Pramod Butte_ and other Research Scientists, the Research Post-Doctoral Fellow will perform routine and complex laboratory procedures throughout training period including: 1) design and implementation algorithms for fast data acquisition; 2) development of methods and algorithms for the image processing and near real-time de-convolution, and 3) Identify, investigate, assess suitability and feasibility, and recommend new operational concepts, emerging practices, projects, and new technology/enhancements, assess systems performance, identify deficiencies, and recommend solutions which may include alternative processes/hardware/software, propose new alternatives to satisfy new requirements and provide cost estimates. May develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols. Analyzes and interprets data. May assist in preparation of grant proposals. Participates in publications and presentations as author or co-author. Not responsible for grant funds.
Educational Requirements:
Doctorate (PhD) in area directly related to field of research specialization (in computer science, applied mathematics, electrical/biomedical engineering, physics).
Strong programming skills in C/C++, MatLab, Labview, R or similar languages are required. Previous experience with imaging processing or digitizer programming is a plus.
Works independently on research projects designed by a mentor (typically the PI) within area of specialization. Acquires thorough technical and theoretical knowledge of research project and objectives during one to five (1-5) year post-doctoral appointment.
Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis and operation and maintenance of specialized equipment. Knowledge of safety standards and maintenance of specialized equipment.
Physical Demands:
Position requires working with microscopes and computer for extended periods of time and the use of specialized laboratory equipment. Must be able to sit, stand and/or stoop for long periods of time. Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds.

Deadline: September 23, 2013

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