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Post-doctoral Position in Neural Engineering/Neuroscience

Job Description

We are recruiting an innovative and highly motivated individual with a PhD in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience or a related field for a post-doctoral position in the lab. The successful candidate will use optogenetics, electrophysiology and behavior to study stroke rehabilitation in non-human primates.


  • PhD in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience or a related field
  • Experience in electrophysiology, animal behavior and programming are preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Application Instructions

Please send inquiries of interest to Dr.  Yazdan at

Applications for the position should include a cover letter describing past and future research interests, a curriculum vitae and names/contact information of three professional references.

Additional Details

About the UW Department of Bioengineering

The department includes 54 teaching and research faculty members, 131 graduate students, 209 undergraduates and 53 post-doctoral fellows. Our educational programs are consistently ranked among the nation’s best by US News and World Report. our esteemed faculty includes members of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and other prestigious national/international organizations.

Our department has built strong collaborative links with UW Medicine, ranked among the top hospitals in the nation in US News and World Report. The UW hosts an NSF Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering and the Washington Research Foundation sponsored UW Institute for Neural Engineering, and was recently ranked the #1 public university in the world for innovation by Reuters.

Many of our faculty collaborate and/or are affiliated with prestigious local research institutions such as the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Institute for Systems Biology, the Allen Institutes for Brain Science, the Allen Institute for Cell Science, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Program for Appropriate Technologies for Health (PATH), and the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (SBRI), as well as with a vibrant community of local biotechnology companies.

About jobs at the University of Washington

The University of Washington was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility in 2006. In addition, the University of Washington is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. We are building a culturally diverse faculty and encourage applications from women and minority candidates. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.