The Neuromodulation and Recovery Lab is actively seeking a post-doctoral fellow to be involved in several multi-year NIH funded projects on adaptive neuroplasticity, including invasive and non-invasive spinal cord electrical stimulation. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in neurophysiology, neurorehabilitation, or bioengineering. Opportunities for collaboration with clinicians and scientists on existing clinical research projects, including robotic exoskeletons, neuroimaging, and animal models, are available.
The postdoctoral fellow will become part of a dynamic and inclusive environment within the Department of Neurosurgery and Center for Neuro regeneration at Houston Methodist Hospital and Research Institute, located within the Texas Medical Center.
o Postdoctoral Fellow 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 – Doctor of Medicine (MD) from an accredited medical school or Doctoral Degree (PhD) in medical field (A letter from the academic institution certifying that all student work is complete will be considered for Postdoctoral Fellow 0 only.)
o Postdoctoral Fellow 0– None
o Postdoctoral Fellow 1– One year of Postdoc experience
o Postdoctoral Fellow 2 – Two years’ Postdoc experience
o Postdoctoral Fellow 3 – Three years’ Postdoc experience
o Postdoctoral Fellow 4 – Four years’ Postdoc experience
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
o Demonstrated knowledge of biomedical research
o Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
o Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in the workplace
Houston Methodist Hospital is the flagship quaternary care hospital of Houston Methodist academic medical center. Located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
The hospital has consistently ranked as "One of America's Best Hospitals" according to U.S. News and World Report. The hospital has earned worldwide recognition in multiple specialties including cardiovascular surgery, cancer, epilepsy treatment and organ transplantation.