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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Neurology

The Slutzky Neuroprosthetics Laboratory in the Department of Neurology is seeking is seeking a postdoctoral trainee to join their research team in developing neural prostheses, including myoelectric computer interfaces (MyoCIs) and brain machine interfaces (BMIs) to help people with severe motor impairment from neurologic disorders. They are seeking a highly motivated individual for a project using a wearable MyoCI to rehabilitate arm motor function in people with chronic and acute stroke.

This project at Northwestern University and the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (SRAlab) is multidisciplinary and involves multiple collaborations, both at Northwestern University as well as with the University of Houston and Myomo, Inc. They also investigate using BMIs to rehabilitate motor function, and in so doing, collaborate closely with several other neuroprosthetics, computational neuroscience, and biomedical engineering laboratories at Northwestern, SRAlab, and University of California-Irvine, thus providing tremendous educational and networking opportunities.


  • Desired qualifications include a PhD in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, neuroscience, computer science, physiology or related fields.
  • Experience in EMG recordings, BMIs or other neuroprosthetics application is preferred.
  • Candidates should ideally possess some neuroscience and machine learning/statistical/signal processing background as well as proficiency with Matlab and Python. 

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae (CV), a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for 3 references to:

Marc Slutzky, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology, Physiology, Biomedical Engineering and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.