Post-doc/engineer position in direct brain control of muscle stimulators

The lab of Dr. Dawn Taylor currently has an opening for a postdoc or engineer for the neuroprosthetics study described below. If interested, please send a CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The long-term goal of this project is to enable paralyzed individuals to use their brain signals to control their upper limb via implanted muscle stimulators. Most labs working on brain-controlled neuroprosthetics decode intended limb kinematics (e.g. velocity, joint angles, etc.) from the recorded brain signals. However, that approach still requires converting those kinematic commands into the appropriate stimulation patterns required to generate the desired limb motion. That conversion process has not been resolved for the upper limb due to the limb's complex dynamical nature and the fact that the limb is subject to unknown external forces during use. We bypass this obstacle by retraining the brain to control muscle stimulators directly. We have come up with some novel, but clinically feasible ways of mapping neural signals directly to muscle stimulators. Our methods can enable the user to have good control over both limb motion and stiffness. To demonstrate and refine our methods, we are training monkeys to control the movements of a realistic musculoskeletal model of a paralyzed limb activated via implanted muscle stimulators. The paralyzed limb simulator (developed by the lab of Robert Krisch) provides real-time visual feedback to the animal of the limb motion that would result from stimulating the paralyzed muscles based on the animal's neural signals decoded in real time. The use of this real-time paralyzed arm simulator allows us to test and refine our process of brain-controlled muscle stimulation in monkeys without actually having to paralyze any animals. 

PostDoc position at Technische Universität Berlin

The successful candidate will be working on mobile brain/body imaging during active human locomotion, using high-density electroencephalography (EEG) in combination with full body motion capture and head mounted virtual reality to examine brain dynamics during walking under the conditions of varying cognitive load in young and elderly participants. More information is available here.

PostDoc at Schalk Lab

The Schalk Lab at the Wadsworth Center (Albany, New York) is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow (funded for 3+ years). The research will be focused on the development and testing of new theories of information routing in the brain using high-resolution electrocorticography (ECoG) in humans. More details can be found here.

Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Oldenburg

The Neuropsychology Lab at University of Oldenburg is seeking a postdoctoral research associate with a strong background in brain-computer interfaces (BCI). The project involves the development of a fully mobile auditory BCI. A key focus will be in the development and evaluation of unobtrusive EEG acquisition technology that is motion-tolerant and can be used in daily-life situations for the monitoring of auditory attention and cognitive states.

Please send your application including a cover letter, CV, list of potential referees, list of publications, and copies of certificates for academic degrees to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (single PDF file) by 15 December 2014.