Salary is commensurate with education and experience
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The Department of Neurological Surgery specializes in the management of acute brain and spinal trauma, vascular disease, disorders of the brain, peripheral nerves and spine. We are also co-directing the UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute and house the Sports Health and Safety Institute (SHSI), a new institute created in partnership with the NFL. Our physicians practice at Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Seattle Children's Hospital, Northwest Hospital, Valley Medical Center, the VA Hospital, and throughout the 5 state WWAMI Region. In addition, the department has one of the premier academic training programs in the world. We have an outstanding research program ranging from spine regeneration to brain computer interfaces and a broad array of clinical trials.
The Department of Neurological Surgery currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 2.
The purpose of the research project supported by this position is investigation of the neural correlates of behaviors in humans, focusing on the impact of electrical stimulation of the brain. Data are gathered from humans during surgery to treat movement disorders, epilepsy and pain, including imaging and electrophysiological data. Research focuses on neural markers of disease states, successful treatment of disease states with stimulation, and behaviors that pertain to disease states, using electrical signal sand MRI data.
This position will be responsible for designing, analyzing and processing data, including the hardware and software for acquiring data as well as for post-processing. The position will oversee work done by students engaged in research projects as well.
Masters degree in Engineering or Neuroscience
Three or more months with with digital signals processing techniques and software (e.g. using MATLAB), imaging processing techniques and software (e.g. FSL) and hardware used to gather these data.
Desirable: Knowledge and skill with Linux based systems, extensive knowledge of the software above, and extensive experience with hardware used (TDT amplifier) would provide an enhanced level of performance.
Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check .
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