Jobs

Part of IEM INNOVATION WEEK (April 12-16, 2021)

JOBS


Medtronic

Position: Principal Scientists - Neuromodulation (Minneapolis, Minnesota, US)

Description: As a Scientist on the Research and Core Technologies Team, you will propose, design, execute, and manage research projects to investigate approaches to improve existing therapies and address new applications that aim to reduce our patient’s disease burden and improve their quality of life. You will work collaboratively to:

    1. Understand the therapy and identify the need:

      • Gain a thorough understanding of current Neuromodulation products, initially focused on Sacral Neuromodulation (SNM), for overactive bladder/retention/fecal incontinence and identify areas of enhancements

      • Assimilate information from the published and unpublished sources and physician partnerships to identify unmet needs and generate ideas

    2. Identify novel concepts and test concept feasibility:

      • Design and execute hypothesis-driven research work (e.g. computational, pre-clinical, human clinical, as needed) to generate and analyze data sets that demonstrate concept’s feasibility

      • Manage and support internal and external research projects. Demonstrate ability to work independently and meet pre-defined timelines.

    3. Translate concept to novel technology

      • Champion ideas into products by working cross-functionally with engineering, clinical, risk, regulatory, and medical safety partners

      • Generate intellectual property and work with patent attorneys to file patents

    4. Disseminate innovations

      • Publish and present internal reports to capture research findings and communicate to peers and management

      • Publish and present findings in peer-reviewed journals and conferences

Contact: More information

Medtronic

Position: Principal Scientists - Neuromodulation (Fridley, Minnesota, US)

Description: As a Scientist on the Research and Core Technologies Team, you will propose, design, execute, and manage research projects to investigate approaches to improve existing therapies and address new applications that aim to reduce our patient’s disease burden and improve their quality of life. You will work collaboratively to:

    1. Understand the therapy and identify the need:

      • Gain a thorough understanding of current Neuromodulation products, initially focused on Sacral Neuromodulation (SNM), for overactive bladder/retention/fecal incontinence and identify areas of enhancements

      • Assimilate information from the published and unpublished sources and physician partnerships to identify unmet needs and generate ideas

    2. Identify novel concepts and test concept feasibility:

      • Design and execute hypothesis-driven research work (e.g. computational, pre-clinical, human clinical, as needed) to generate and analyze data sets that demonstrate concept’s feasibility

      • Manage and support internal and external research projects. Demonstrate ability to work independently and meet pre-defined timelines.

    3. Translate concept to novel technology

      • Champion ideas into products by working cross-functionally with engineering, clinical, risk, regulatory, and medical safety partners

      • Generate intellectual property and work with patent attorneys to file patents

    4. Disseminate innovations

      • Publish and present internal reports to capture research findings and communicate to peers and management

      • Publish and present findings in peer-reviewed journals and conferences

Contact: More information

Paradromics, Inc.

Position: Neuroscientist (Austin, TX)

Description: Paradromics is looking for a Neuroscientist to contribute to the preclinical and clinical testing of the key components of our neural implant system. This position will require close coordination with other engineering teams and therefore the ideal candidate will have worked across both disciplines of engineering and neuroscience in relation to biomedical devices. In addition, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are crucial for excelling at this role. If you like big challenges, working at the frontier of human technology, and have worked on large animal electrophysiology, we would like to hear from you.


Required Skills & Experience

● Experience (eg. surgical) in working with chronic, large animal preclinical models for electrode implantation

● Electrophysiology knowledge and application

● Surgical experience for electrode implantation

● Experience with histological processing of neural tissue- immunohistochemistry

● Basic Programming knowledge (e.g. Matlab or Python)

● Excellent written and oral communication skills

● Very strong analytical and debugging skills

● Ability to produce well-written technical reports and documentation

● Experience with scientific communication in peer-reviewed journals

● Ability to travel up to 25%

● Minimum of Masters degree +3 years work experience or PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, or a closely related discipline


Preferred Skills & Experience

● Deep knowledge of systems neuroscience relating to Brain Machine/Computer Interface

● Experience in advanced Electrophysiology (analysis techniques, denoising set ups, using multiple data acquisition systems)

● Knowledge of Neuromodulation and Bioelectronic devices in the CNS

● Experience in medical device industry or other highly regulated environment

● Experience conducting GLP animal studies intended for submission to the FDA or other regulators

● Advanced programming knowledge (e.g. Python, Matlab, etc.) in relation to systems neuroscience based analysis

● Preferred qualification of PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, or a closely related discipline

Contact: HR@Paradromics.com

https://paradromics.com/careers/

University of Minnesota

Position: Postdoctoral Associate - Neuromodulation Research Center

Description:

The Neuromodulation Research Center (NMRC) is accepting applications for multiple postdoctoral associates to join its team. Under the direction of Dr. Jerrold Vitek, NMRC brings together an interdisciplinary team of experts from neurology, neurosurgery, neuroscience, radiology, and engineering to advance neuromodulation therapies for movement disorders. Our group is part of the Udall Center for Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease Research awarded to the University of Minnesota in 2016. In the heart of Minnesota’s ‘Medical Alley’ our NIH-funded team fosters inventive, translational research aimed at training the next generation of researchers and clinicians and providing Minnesotans with world-class care. For more information visit nmrc.umn.edu.

We seek outstanding scientists interested in working in an NIH funded research program studying motor systems neurophysiology, the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease (PD), mechanisms of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in preclinical animal models of PD, and new DBS approaches. These postdoc positions offer opportunities for multidisciplinary research, training in neuroengineering and neurophysiology, and career development. The projects associated with the available positions are described below.

(1) Basal Ganglia Cortical Coupling and Connectivity Changes in Parkinson’s Disease and Deep Brain Stimulation

This position is focused on the analysis of large-scale neuronal populations, characterization of circuit connectivity in Parkinson’s disease, optimization of directional DBS, and development of closed-loop deep brain stimulation (DBS) approaches by using the MPTP non-human primate model of PD.

(2) Optimizing Coordinated Reset Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease


Coordinated reset deep brain stimulation (CR DBS) is a novel DBS approach that has the potential to treat parkinsonian motor symptoms with significantly less stimulation compared to traditional DBS. Utilizing the MPTP nonhuman primate model of Parkinson’s disease, this project aims to optimize critical CR parameters, compare CR DBS in different targets, and understand the mechanism underlying its therapeutic effects.

The qualifications required for these positions are:

● Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, or related engineering/science field

● Experience conducting neurophysiology experiments in the human and/or animal models

● Signal processing and data analysis

● Programming in MATLAB

● Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with others

● Strong record of presenting research results through publications and conference abstracts

Contact: (1) David Escobar descobar@umn.edu; (2) Jing Wang wang3444@umn.edu

https://nmrc.umn.edu/opportunities

University of Minnesota

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

Description:

The Ghose lab seeks a motivated postdoctoral candidate for NIH funded positions to study the physiological substrates of cognitive factors such as learning and attention in experimental animal work. Projects address issues such as neural coding, plasticity, and functional connectivity. The work is done at the Center of Magnetic Resonance Research and under the Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering departments, and can potentially involve ultra high field MR imaging, high resolution optical imaging, and multi-electrode recording and electrical stimulation.

Contact: ghose@umn.edu

http://www.ghoselab.cmrr.umn.edu