Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neurosurgery - 42704 in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Neurosurgery. The position is located at the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

The Departments of Neurosurgery and Anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the broad areas of brain computer interfacing (BCI) and chronic pain neurophysiology. Areas of expertise that are of particular interest include knowledge and experience in designing and performing EEG-BCI tasks, signal analysis with MATLAB, and ability to coordinate with human subjects for clinical studies. Additionally, experience with machine learning will be useful as novel BCI techniques will also be tested. The multi-disciplinary collaborative project involves the development of a novel brain computer interface that will be useful in the treatment of chronic pain. Specific questions of interest will involve designing the BCI approach, gathering and analyzing both the physiologic, psychophysical (e.g. quantitative sensory testing) and patient-reported data, and assessing outcomes of the BCI interventions. The effort will involve working in a multi-disciplinary environment that includes engineers, neurosurgeons, and anesthesiologists and engaging in both research and clinical environment. The fellowship will provide a strong translational experience that will support both academic and industry career interests.

Required Qualifications

The position requires a Ph.D. in engineering, computer science, or a related field, as well as excellent programming and computational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

A strong research background in computer programing, signal analysis, and engineering is preferred.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Department Summary

Since 1919, the Washington University Department of Neurosurgery has had a strong tradition of clinical excellence, outstanding research and dynamic teaching. Our mission is to:

  • Provide patients with superior neurosurgical care
  • Train residents, fellows and scientists so that they can be leaders in the fields of academic neurosurgery and neurosurgical research
  • Conduct basic and clinical research to better understand the causes of neurological diseases so that we can apply this knowledge toward better diagnoses and treatments

Our neurosurgeons provide surgical care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, ranked 11th in the nation for adult neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report in 2014, and at St. Louis Children's Hospital, ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News for pediatric neurosurgery in 2014-2015.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and name/addresses of at least two references electronically as a single pdf file to leuthardte@wustl.edu. The cover letter can be addressed to:

Eric C. Leuthardt, MD

Professor of Neurological Surgery

Washington University School of Medicine

Department of Neurological Surgery

660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8057

St. Louis, Missouri 63110, U.S.A.

Administrative Office: 314-747-6146

Fax: 314-362-2107

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neurosurgery - 42704

Job ID: 42704

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular