The Department of Neurosurgery seeks a postdoctoral research associate for the lab of Stephen Gliske, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Gliske’s research group focuses on advanced statistical analysis and processing of intracranial EEG data with application areas of epilepsy, movement disorders, and sleep. Major projects include developing and translating high frequency biomarkers of seizure networks, analysis of microelectrode data recorded during implantation of deep brain stimulation electrodes, and projects involving intersection between sleep/circadian with electrophysiology and pathology. Projects involve processing multiple terabytes of intracranial data on large computer clusters, developing and implementing algorithms in C++ and Matlab, and application of machine learning and advanced statistical methods. The specific project assigned to the hired individual will be determined based on their background and interest and current needs in the lab. The ideal candidate will be seeking to apply their technical skills to projects that can improve the lives and care of individuals with epilepsy and movement disorders.
The Department of Neurosurgery is comprised of eleven faculty members and has numerous close associations with other clinical and basis science departments. Specialized services and expertise is offered in areas of functional and stereotactic neurosurgery, endovascular and cerebrovascular neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, complex spine and deformities, and surgical spine oncology.
As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care workforce, to finding cures and treatments for disease, providing the best care for patients, and to serve Nebraska and its communities through award-winning outreach.
Required qualifications include PhD in relevant field (applied math, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, physics, or other related field). Successful candidates for the role will have experience in data analysis, be fluent in at least one programming/scripting language, and have advanced mathematical skills. Preference shall be given to candidates with experience analyzing EEG data, especially intracranial EEG; fluency in multiple programming language; familiarity with Linux shell scripting; and/or expertise in multivariate calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, and machine learning.
The position is available immediately. Applications are being accepted online at http://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/52538. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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