Research Scientist

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Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Neurological Surgery

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-16-2018

Posting Summary:
The Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Scientist to work in Dr. Wynn Legon and Dr. Jeff Elias' Neuromodulation Lab on ultrasonic low intensity and high intensity neuromodulation research. The position is initially funded for a period of 2-3 years. Potential projects include testing the safety and efficacy of low and high intensity ultrasound pulsing schemes, application of low intensity ultrasound for neuromodulation of brain excitability in small and large animals as well as transducer design and development for applications in humans.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field, or hold an MSc and have at least two years of experience in acoustics in industry or laboratory. Candidates must have experience in the development of ultrasound testing equipment for cavitation detection, design and fabrication of single and multi-element systems and extensive experience in acoustic modelling. Research will involve system instrumentation, animal experiments and quantitative data analyses.

Preferred skills include excellent written and oral abilities, good communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a large collaborative team. Previous experience in Java/Python/MATLAB programming is necessary. Experience with one or more of COMSOL, FOCUS, k-wave, PZFlex, CAD, piezoCAD is necessary. Experience with ultrasound neuromodulation application in any model and/or experience working with animal preparations including stimulation and recording is an asset. Besides performing independent research, candidates will also have the opportunity to supervise trainees and write research proposals, including dissemination of findings at research conferences.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0622874. Complete a Candidate Profile online; attach a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

For information about the position or questions about the application process, please contact Paul Doherty, Neurosurgery Business Manager, at [email protected]

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: 3/17/2018
Application Due: 5/16/2018
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