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Postdoctoral Associate - Effects of Parkinson’s Disease and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) on Sleep
The Neuromodulation Research Center (NMRC) at the University of Minnesota is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to study the effects of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and deep brain stimulation (DBS) on basal ganglia-cortical brain networks during sleep. Under the direction of Luke Johnson, PhD and Jerrold Vitek, MD PhD, the fellow will work collaboratively within the NMRC on a clinical research project and have the unique opportunity to perform cortical and subcortical electrophysiological recordings across the sleep-wake cycle in patients receiving DBS implants. The fellow will also be involved in a study utilizing high-field 7T MRI fiber tractography and computational modeling to associate pathway activation patterns with sleep outcomes following clinically optimized DBS in PD patients. The fellow’s research will provide a better understanding of the brain circuitry involved in disordered sleep in PD, inform the development of electrophysiological based strategies (e.g., closed-loop DBS) for the treatment of sleep-wake disturbances, and provide the rationale for selection of DBS targets and programming settings in PD patients for whom sleep disturbances play a major role in their disease.
We are a large collaborative research team and part of the NIH funded University of Minnesota Udall Center of Excellence in PD Research (Center Director: Jerrold Vitek MD PhD). Our research involves collaborations across multiple fields including Neurology, Neurosurgery, Biomedical Engineering, Radiology, and Biostatistics. We also have a robust preclinical translational research program that includes sleep studies in the nonhuman primate model of PD. Together this provides a vibrant training and research environment for the postdoctoral fellow.
For more information please email Luke Johnson (
) with your CV. [email protected]
Postdoctoral Associates - Clinical and Preclinical DBS for Movement Disorders
The Neuromodulation Research Center (NMRC) is accepting applications for multiple postdoctoral associates in both our clinical and preclinical labs. Under the direction of Dr. Jerrold Vitek, the 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. We seek outstanding scientists interested in working
in an NIH funded research program studying motor systems neurophysiology, the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease, mechanisms of deep brain stimulation in clinical and 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.
UMN Job numbers: 346366, 346513, 346514, 353237
Contact: Wyatt Doepke: 651-955-8724,
University of Minnesota
Job Code: 355002
Contact: Dr. Rachel Johnson;
Dr. Ziad Nahas (Interventional Psychiatry Lab) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking an outstanding candidate for a postdoctoral position to work on a federally-funded, multi-site, collaborative project in the area of neurostimulation research on Vagus Nerve Stimulation.
Candidates should be passionate about advancing knowledge in the area of translational research of depressive disorders and other mental health conditions with a focus on invasive and non-invasive brain stimulation treatments. This position is ideal for a clinician seeking to grow their academic and research career through mentoring and practice. The position is available September 1, 2023, and funding is available for at least two years.
Participant Recruitment and Enrollment - 45%
Collaborate with other providers across networks to share study details and facilitate informed referrals to research studies. Develop and present information to colleagues via zoom meetings and inclusion/exclusion sheets. Assess referred candidates for initial suitability via chart review and review of pre-screen and phone screen materials. Review medical and mental health factors that may prevent or encourage enrollment.
Clinical Research Rating - 45%
Responsible for completing structured clinical interviews for research participants to evaluate eligibility and provide ongoing assessment of depressive and other symptoms to ensure participant safety. Under the mentorship of Dr. Nahas, develop research interview techniques and use best practices to collect comprehensive information on symptomatology for research purposes. Utilize current clinical skills to transfer to research work.
Career Development - 10%
Development of professional and technical skills, including data analysis, presentation and publication support in preparation for academic career in medical research.
University of Minnesota
Job Code: 355003
Contact: Dr. Rachel Johnson;
Dr. Ziad Nahas (Interventional Psychiatry Lab) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking an outstanding candidate for a postdoctoral position to conduct and analyze the effects of neuromodulation on brain activity in mood disorders. Candidates should be passionate about advancing knowledge in the area of translational research of depressive disorders and other mental health conditions with a focus on invasive and non-invasive brain stimulation treatments. The position is available June 1, 2023, and funding is available for at least two years.
Independent analysis and interpretation of data – 45%
Computer programming of tasks and analysis methods – 15%
Computational modeling of behavior and electrophysiology – 15%
Technical communication (written and oral) – 10%
Professional Development - 10%
Maintaining regulatory requirements and trainings – 5%
Position includes need for:
The Herman-Darrow lab investigates the neural dynamics of decision making in humans and translates findings into novel approaches for therapeutic neuromodulation in addiction, depression and chronic pain. The Hayden lab studies the neural basis of naturalistic decision making in non-human primates, with a particular interest in foraging, self-control, curiosity and risk. Our labs seek a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the overlap and separation between human and non-human primate decision making.
The planned work is supported by a NIMH grant and includes both experimental and computational components. Experimentally, the work includes chronic multi-electrode recordings and stimulation in multiple brain regions of monkeys trained to perform challenging sensorimotor tasks and may expand to include ECoG recordings in humans. Computationally, the work includes issues of neural coding, including connecting real-time metrics of encoding and decoding to explain behavior, and explorations of how low frequency coherence affects both neural coding and behavioral performance. The proposed work, by combining cutting-edge experimental and computational techniques, should have broad applicability to cortical function and cognition.
The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in a clinical trial testing electrical spinal cord stimulation for treatment of spinal cord injury
(https://www.estand.org) or spinal cord injury for treatment of pain ( https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04938245?term=netoff&draw=2&rank= 1). They will be involved in the data analysis of electromyogram and kinesiology data. They must have experience in signal processing, data analysis tools, programming, and statistical analysis. The research position will also involve experimental design, statistical analysis, writing up results for scientific papers, and grant writing. The University of Minnesota provides many career development training opportunities to accompany the research plan.
The Translational Neural Engineering Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Research Engineer interested in working at the intersection of technology, neuroscience, and mental health. Our laboratory has multiple projects ongoing involving electrical recording, optical and electrical brain stimulation, and real-time signal processing in actively behaving animals (sometimes called "brain-computer interfaces"). The technologies we develop will ultimately be used to change activity in specific brain circuits involved in severe mental illnesses such as PTSD, major depression, addiction, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Some of them are in pilot clinical trials or being prepared to enter those trials.
Post-Doctoral Associate – Movement Disorders Lab – Dr. Colum MacKinnon
The Movement Disorders Lab at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) is looking for a post-doctoral associate to join cutting edge research on deep brain stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson’s disease. Our NIH funded research projects include using biomechanics of human movement, neurophysiological measures (DBS local field potentials, electroencephalography, electromyography, etc), and modeling the brain pathways activated by DBS to quantify the effect of DBS on PD motor symptoms. Interested applicants should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: biomechanics, signal processing, neurological modeling, engineering, or other similar field. Pay will be competitive.
The Movement Disorders Lab is headed by Dr. Colum MacKinnon, in collaboration with Dr. Sommer Amundsen-Huffmaster. We collaborate frequently within and across the Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research. Our lab is notable for our exceptionally friendly camaraderie, and consistent funding over the last decade.
Please contact: Colum MacKinnon (
) and see our website ( [email protected] movementdisorderslab.umn.edu) for more information.