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MIT Postdoctoral Associate, Brain Stimulation and Recording in-Vivo in Mice
  • Job Number: 21180
  • Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)
  • Department: Media Lab
  • School Area: Architecture & Planning
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
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Job Description

MIT POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, BRAIN STIMULATION AND RECORDING IN-VIVO IN MICE, Media Lab (multiple openings), to develop extremely miniaturized micro-nano-devices that probe and modulate our biological system especially the brain  Will configure and implement these devices for brain stimulation and recording, characterize and validate the devices in cultured neurons, inject or implant the devices in mouse brain or peripheral nervous system (PNS), characterize and validate the devices in-vivo in mice, and perform brain stimulation and/or recording.

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  Ph.D. in bioengineering, neuroscience, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, mechanical/electrical/electronics engineering, physics, or relevant field; experience with mouse surgery, stereotactic injections, and implanting electrodes; experience with stimulation and/or recording from mice brain; experience with validation of stimulation and/or recording; and experience with cultured cells. PREFERRED: experience with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases; experience with stem cells, 3D cultures, and organoids; experience with tumor models; experience with isolation and preparation of primary cultured neurons; experience with recording or stimulation in PNS; experience with testing animal behavior; and experience with nanofabrication.  Job #21180

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension based upon the direction of the research and funding.