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Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Connecticut in Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
Date Posted 07/16/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Institute of Materials Science (IMS) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is seeking to hire one Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroengineering and Neurotechnology. The project, funded by NIH BRAIN Initiative, will be carried out under Prof. Zhang's supervision to develop, optimize, benchmark and validate multimodal neural probes for neuromodulation and neurochemical monitoring in behaving animals. The research focus in Prof. Zhang's group is in the emerging area of neurotechnology and biosensors. More details about Dr. Zhang's research can be found at
The incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Conduct research under Dr. Zhang's supervision
  • Design and develop implantable neural probes and/or perform in vivo neuroengineering
  • Carry out data analysis and interpretation
  • Write publications
  • Train and lead a team of undergraduate and graduate research assistants
  • Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience, Neuroengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry or other related field;
  • Experience in one of the following research areas:
    • In vivo neural engineering studies (surgical implantation of brain and/or peripheral nerves, histological analysis, and basic rodent behavior studies).
    • Implantable neurotechnology and/or devices.
Start date for this position is anticipated for Fall 2021. The position is for an initial one-year appointment and is potentially renewable for another two years. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience based on NIH guidelines.
Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #495120 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on August 2, 2021. 
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Internal Number: 495120-2276_1626190357
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