POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, BIOMECHATRONICS, Media Laboratory-Biomechatronics Group, to join a research group that seeks to advance technologies that promise to accelerate the merging of body and machine, including device architectures that resemble the body's own musculoskeletal design, actuator technologies that behave like muscle, and control methodologies that exploit principles of biological movement. Will conduct research to design and develop novel peripheral nerve interfaces with applications for near-term clinical impact; communicate results to the scientific community through publications in peer-reviewed academic publications and scholarly dissemination as directed by the PI; develop proposals for research funding; and engage in wider research and scholarly activities with the research group.
REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in a relevant field; experience with optogenetic technologies and methods and/or skin and muscle tissue engineering technologies and methods; experience with neural interface technologies; ability to contribute in a multidisciplinary group of students and researchers; strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a highly collaborative team-oriented environment; and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension based on funding and the direction of the research. Job #14756
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