Title:  Postdoctoral Fellow PhD

Division:  Neurosurgery
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Commiserate with experience and NIH pay guidelines
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  11738


The Bijanki Translational Neuroscience and Neuromodulation Laboratory is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar to lead a project on elucidating the neurophysiological mechanisms of affective and social dysfunction and the mechanisms by which deep brain stimulation achieves therapeutic benefit in Treatment-Resistant Depression. The first aim of this project is to develop new computational techniques to analyze the relationship between local field potential recordings and mood-related behavior. The second aim is to use brain stimulation to demonstrate directed modulation of mood in human subjects. This position will provide rigorous exposure and mentorship in the neurophysiology underlying psychiatric neuromodulation.

Job Duties

  • Assists in purchasing equipment and supplies, and in maintaining lab equipment.
  • Interacts with research subjects, many of whom will be neurosurgical patients in the hospital.
  • Assists in communicating between lab members regarding meetings, conferences, and maintaining schedules.
  • Assists with communications with the IRB, including preparing, submitting, and maintaining IRB protocols.
  • Interfaces with other regulatory authorities, including the FDA, to submit and maintain documents.
  • Assists faculty in maintaining and organizing lab schedules, protocols, conferences, and other similar activities.
  • Designs and conducts research experiments.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents and interprets results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
  • Develops and modifies computer programs.
  • Selects and determines appropriate research procedures.
  • Oversees the maintenance of lab equipment and environment.
  • Assigns activities to less experienced research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates with exceptional prior experience with intracranial electrophysiological analysis and good prior experience with human neuroimaging will be the best fit for the role. 



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