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Research Fellow (The Ksendzovsky Lab)

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

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The University of Maryland Department of Neurosurgery is seeking a Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Ksendzovsky Laboratory. Dr. Ksendzovsky is seeking individuals who are passionate about collaborating with a diverse team of scientists dedicated to studying questions about the human brain and behavior.

The department aims to excel and innovate in clinical practice, science, and neurosurgery education. We seek to achieve this by creating a platform and culture whereby all team members contribute to this mission and reach their full capacity for impact and fulfillment. Critical to our success is each team member’s alignment and demonstration of our shared values:

    Patients First Always Do the Right Thing Leave It Better Than You Found It Drive To Mastery

    Maintaining IRB protocols for the study Identifying, screening, and enrolling study participants Working with staff at the University of Maryland Medical Center to run study sessions that involve direct recordings of intracranial EEG data and computer-based behavior testing Working with staff and researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park and at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health to coordinate related research projects. Data management and processing Assist with literature research, editing and preparing manuscripts, scientific illustrations and computer graphics for publication.
    Perform administrative duties such as: assisting in developing policies, procedures and/or methods for laboratory experimentation; and ordering supplies. Perform other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in a field related to neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, or behavioral science (e.g., psychology).

Other: The ideal candidate will have some prior research experience (in any related field), some           familiarity with coding (e.g., Matlab/Python), interests in research on the neural bases of human behavior and cognition or their dysfunction in neurological conditions. Strong candidates will also have a demonstrated ability to work independently and manage/support a team.

May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.

May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.


Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.


Upload your current CV/resume, a cover letter, and a list of names and contact information for thee references, with your resume.

In your cover letter (1 page), please address the following: (1) what prior research experience you’ve had; (2) what relevant coursework in neuroscience or other related fields you have taken; (3) what questions/topics in neuroscience or behavioral sciences are most interesting to you; (4) why you feel you are a strong candidate for the position.

The fellowship includes a $35,568 training stipend.

If you have questions about the application or position, you can contact Alex Ksendzovsky ([email protected]).

Job: Postdoctoral Fellows
Organization: School of Medicine - Clinical Departments
Job Posting: Mar 8, 2023


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