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The Neural Dynamics and Neural Engineering Lab at Virginia Tech, headed by Sujith Vijayan, has an opening for a laboratory technician to help set up and manage research projects in the lab. Our lab investigates neural dynamics during active behavior and during off-line states, such as sleep, using a combination of computational modeling, signal processing techniques, and both invasive and non-invasive techniques for recording neural activity. The basic science knowledge gathered from these investigations is leveraged to understand how memories are instantiated in the brain, to gain insight into how learning occurs during brain machine interface (BMI) tasks, to improve BMI algorithms, and to develop the framework for stimulation and pharmacological therapies for diseases, especially those marked by abnormal neural dynamics during sleep (e.g., post-traumatic sleep disorder (PTSD) and Parkinson's disease). See the lab website (www.vijayan.neuroscience.vt.edu) for more details. Duties of the laboratory technician may include working on model construction, data collection, data organization, data analysis and coordinating projects with other members of the laboratory. The candidate will have the opportunity to co-author publications and, depending on their background and experience, craft their own research projects. Training and guidance and will be provided for those aspects of the job in which the candidate is lacking sufficient expertise.
- Experience working in a research laboratory and/or BS in applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, computational neuroscience, psychology, or a related field. - Experience with computer functions such as data entry and data analysis.
- Programming experience (e.g., with Python or Matlab) is desirable. - Experience running behavioral experiments or collecting EEG data would be an asset.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
Percent Employment: Full-time
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