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Center for Neuroregeneration | Houston Methodist
If you are interested in any of the positions listed below, please Email Us your CV, Cover Letter and the position you are interested in. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You will also be required to complete an online application form on the Houston Methodist Careers webpage. 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/FACULTY SCIENTIST | JOB ID 29666


JOB SUMMARY:
The Center for Neuroregeneration actively seeks an Early Stage Scientist (Assistant Professor) to join our research team to perform research designed to help people with severe motor impairment from neurologic disorders. The Center for Neuroregeneration is a growing group of scientists and clinicians with the goal of creating new therapies for people with chronic neurologic injury. We seek researchers or clinician-scientists with expertise in neural engineering, brain-computer interfaces, next-generation electrode technologies or innovative physiology techniques to work with existing neurobiologists, stem cell biologists, bioengineers and clinicians at HMRI and throughout the TMC. We are interested in candidates with multidisciplinary research interests that bridge life sciences and biomedical engineering.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must demonstrate the capability to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program.
Create independent research in animal and/or human models that impacts neural regeneration.
Participate in research activities and contribute to the excellence of the environment within the HMRI.
Contribute to the diversity and training excellence of residents, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students within HMRI.
Expected to provide effort toward translational research.
Work with clinical faculty to establish research partnerships and educational efforts that focus on new mechanisms to promote neurological recovery.

EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS:
Experience in experimental brain interfaces, multi-electrode or optogenetics-based neurophysiology or other neural prosthetic applications is preferred.
Novel engineering/biological aspects of neural plasticity that include electrode and circuit design, current steering, closed loop control, neural interfacing and modeling is preferred.
Candidates should possess neuroscience and machine learning/statistical/signal processing background.
Experience with working with human research subjects and/or animal subjects is preferred but not required.
Candidates with expertise in the therapeutic effects of neuromodulation in neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions using systems neuroscience, modeling, and/or functional imaging techniques.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Desired educational qualifications include a PhD in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, neuroscience, computer science or related fields. Particular areas of interest include neural plasticity, sensorimotor mechanisms, neural coding, brain-computer interfaces, neurophysiology, artificial intelligence or cognitive therapy for improved motor or sensory function.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
New faculty members are expected to develop a vigorous, internationally recognized, independent research program and establish independent funding through NIH, DOD or similar. The Center for Neuroregeneration is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research and the desire for collaborative problem-solving.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/FACULTY SCIENTIST

JOB SUMMARY:
The Center for Neuroregeneration actively seeks an Early Stage Scientist (Assistant Professor) to join our research team to perform research designed to help people with severe motor impairment from neurologic disorders. The Center for Neuroregeneration is a growing group of scientists and clinicians with the goal of creating new therapies for people with chronic neurologic injury. We seek researchers or clinician-scientists with expertise in neural plasticity, synaptic function and remodeling to work with existing neurobiologists, stem cell biologists, bioengineers and clinicians at HMRI and throughout the TMC. We are interested in candidates with multidisciplinary research interests that bridge life sciences and biomedical engineering.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must demonstrate the capability to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program. Create independent research in animal and/or human models that impacts neural regeneration. Participate in research activities and contribute to the excellence of the environment within the HMRI. Contribute to the diversity and training excellence of residents, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students within HMRI. Expected to provide effort toward translational research. Work with clinical faculty to establish research partnerships and educational efforts that focus on new mechanisms to promote neurological recovery.

EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS:
Experience in molecular or cellular biology of synapse development, plasticity or regeneration in experimental mammalian or non-mammalian model systems is preferred. Novel high-throughput platforms or in vivo system biology approaches are both considered important aspects of expertise in neural plasticity that should include a molecular understanding of synapse and network plasticity in the context of development, neural injury or neural regeneration. Experience with working with human research subjects, tissues or materials is considered a strength but not a requirement.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Desired educational qualifications include an MD or PhD in molecular neuroscience, physiology or cell biology. Particular areas of training that are preferred include neural plasticity, sensorimotor mechanisms, neural coding, regeneration or neural signaling.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
New faculty members are expected to develop a vigorous, internationally recognized, independent research program and establish independent funding through NIH, DOD or similar. The Center for Neuroregeneration is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research and the desire for collaborative problem-solving.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW - ASTROCELLULAR THERAPEUTICS LAB | JOB ID 26835


JOB SUMMARY:
The Astrocellular Therapeutics lab is specifically focused on understanding the functional relationship of human neurons and astrocytes during cellular engraftment therapy and for drug discovery. We employ novel pluripotent stem cell-based culture techniques, optogenetic methods, electrophysiology, rodent surgery and molecular/biochemical approaches to answer vital questions and accelerate progress in neuroregeneration.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must demonstrate the capability to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program.
Create independent research in animal and/or human models that impacts neural regeneration.
Participate in research activities and contribute to the excellence of the environment within the HMRI.
Contribute to the diversity and training excellence of residents, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students within HMRI.
Expected to provide effort toward translational research.
Work with clinical faculty to establish research partnerships and educational efforts that focus on new mechanisms to promote neurological recovery. 

EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates with a published track record in cellular neuroscience and biomedical research is highly preferred and should have expertise in at least one of the following: neural cell culture (primary or pluripotent stem cell-derived), nervous system surgery, electrophysiological techniques, nanomedicine and/or bioengineering.
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Desired educational qualifications include a MD or PhD in biotechnology. biomedical engineering or related science.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Experience in general biomedical research is required
Neural cell culture expertise (primary or pluripotent stem cell-derived) is highly preferred.
Experience in research experimentation with rodent models (for example survival surgeries and/or tissue isolation) is highly preferred.
Experience with electrophysiological techniques (patch clamping, multielectrode arrays) is highly preferred
Other Positions Available:

We are always on the lookout for exceptional talent.

If you are interested in a graduate student opportunity, summer internship or in volunteering with the Center for Neuroregeneration, please write to us.