We are currently seeking motivated postdoctoral and graduate researchers that are highly interested in using innovative neurotechnologies to study neuromotor disorders and improve human health.

If you are passionate about applying your engineering and scientific knowledge towards biomedical problems and want to apply for a position, please send a curriculum vitae and a brief description of why you want to join the group to Dr. Seáñez at (ismaelseanez@wustl.edu).

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Spinal Cord Neuromodulation for Human Motor Control

The Seáñez Lab invites applications for a postdoctoral position in spinal cord neuromodulation for human motor control. The position is for an initial one-year appointment with the potential for renewal based on performance and funding availability.

Position Description. The mission of the Seáñez Lab is to develop neuro-rehabilitation tools and programs that promote active use of residual mobility, maximize recovery, and improve the quality of life of individuals with neurological disorders. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a project aimed at understanding changes in neural excitability induced by spinal cord stimulation and motor learning. The postdoctoral researcher will take a lead role in designing and conducting experiments to assess how people with spinal cord injury learn to control their legs in a novel body-machine interface using wearable sensors. Experiments will use transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to evaluate corticospinal tract excitability induced by training.

Qualifications. Qualified applicants are expected to hold a PhD in an area related to biomedical engineering or neuroscience with a demonstrated ability to conduct human subjects research in neurophysiology. Candidates must have technical knowledge of human neurophysiology (TMS, electromyography, and peripheral nerve stimulation) and programming (Matlab, Simulink). Strong research interests and experience in human motor learning and motor control, as well as working as part of a clinical trial and with patient populations with neuromotor disorders is highly desired. Previous experience in motion capture is preferred.

Washington University in St. Louis. The Seàñez Lab is part of Washington University in St. Louis’ (WashU) Department of Biomedical Engineering (https://bme.wustl.edu/) as well as the Division of Neurotechnology in the WashU Department of Neurosurgery (https://neurosurgery.wustl.edu/innovation/division-of-neurotechnology/). We are located on the Danforth campus of WashU, directly west of Forest Park. Washington University has a very active and highly regarded neurotechnology community, and there will be ample opportunities for collaborations both within the BME department and faculty in the medical school.

How to apply. Interested candidates that meet the qualification criteria can submit a single pdf file containing a cover letter including their qualifications and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information of three professional references via email to Dr. Ismael Seáñez at ismaelseanez@wustl.edu.