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Join the Team!

We are actively seeking post-doctoral fellows! The Neuromodulation Research Center (NMRC) is seeking outstanding scientists interested in working in a NIH-funded research program studying motor systems neurophysiology, the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease and mechanisms of deep brain stimulation in preclinical models of Parkinson’s disease (PD).  The fellow will also have the opportunity to work with and develop novel application of neuromodulation-based techniques to the treatment of PD.  The successful applicant will be mentored by Dr. Jerrold Vitek, MD, PhD and expected to work collaboratively within the NMRC collecting and analyzing neuronal data acquired across multiple brain regions to study how parkinsonism and therapeutic interventions (i.e. DBS, levodopa) impact neuronal network activity, and how these changes relate to the development and improvement in bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait disorders. The candidate should have a strong quantitative background and signal processing expertise appropriate for the analysis of neural population dynamics during motor behavior. Individuals with backgrounds in computational neuroscience and brain-machine interfaces are also encouraged to apply. Click here to see formal job posting and to apply.

The Neuromodulation Research Center (NMRC) offers a collaborative and translationally focused training and work environment. The NMRC resides under the Department of Neurology in the School of Medicine.  The Department of Neurology at the University of Minnesota is a well-balanced program with significant achievements in teaching, clinical programs and research. The University of Minnesota is one of the highest ranked public universities in research. Members receive training in, and are expected to participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of experiments related to on-going NIH funded research. The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Potential roles and levels in the NMRC range from student volunteers, junior scientists, post-doctoral fellows to research associate and faculty levels when available. 


For inquiries please contact Prof. Luke Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor - Department of Neurology 

MnDRIVE Neuromodulation Faculty Scholar

University of Minnesota School of Medicine