Job Opportunities

10/01/2018-12/01/2018

The
B.I.O.N.I.C. Lab in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh supported by three funded NIH R01s, an NIH R21 and a DARPA ($~10million) and has multiple positions (Postdoc and Graduate Student).

For Postdoctoral Candidates, he/she should possess a Ph.D. degree in a related field including but not limited to Biomedical Engineering, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Molecular/Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Optics, Material Science, and Mathematics. Animal surgery experience is preferred. The candidate should have a strong research background in neural engineering,  in vivo electrophysiology, or in vivo two-photon microscopy.  Experience with biomaterial fabrication, electrochemistry, material characterization, neural tissue histology, functional/evoked electrophysiology/imaging, functional electrical stimulation, neurochemical sensing, and advanced biological imaging (two-photon and confocal microscopy) are desired. Successful candidate will work on the chronic neural interface with special focus on implant-tissue interaction. He/she will be working with an interdisciplinary team of neural engineers, neuroscientists, neurosurgeon, biologists, and material scientists.

Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, the names of three references, a statement of research experience, and date of availability to professor Takashi Kozai (tdk18@pitt.edu).

Prospective Graduate Students, should apply here by the December 1st deadline. It is recommended that you select the Neural Engineering Track and contact Professor Takashi Kozai (tdk18@pitt.edu) early. As this is a multidisciplinary lab, we also accept motivated and ambitious candidates with BA/BS or in Graduate Programs of other related majors including, but not limited to: Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Molecular/Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Optics, Material Science, and Mathematics.


Undergraduate Students from all academic options are encouraged to apply. A minimum commitment of 12 hrs/wk in the lab is expected. Please send the lab a resume and a one-page letter stating why you are interested in joining the lab, and what you hope to gain from the experience.