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The Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is hiring a project manager for the RAM (Restoring Active Memory) program. The goal of the RAM program is to develop and test a wireless, implantable neural-interface medical device for human clinical use. To this end, we are developing multi-scale computational models that describe how the brain encodes memories for events and places; new analysis methods for decoding neural signals; and new brain stimulation devices to enhance the brain’s ability to encode new memories following brain injury.
The Research Project Manager will work directly with the Project Director to administer a large multi-institution project aimed to restore & enhance cognition using novel neurostimulation devices. With oversight by project director, he/she will:
- oversee all aspects of projects, including setting deadlines and monitoring project progress across participating organizations;
- develop clinical brain stimulation protocols and consent forms; prepare clinical and pre-clinical submissions to various regulatory bodies;
- organize and lead team meetings; develop technical documentation for brain stimulation devices developed as part of the project for submission to regulatory bodies;
- Participate in clinical testing of brain stimulation protocols in a hospital setting; prepare progress reports to funding agencies.
- Master’s degree in bioengineering/biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, statistics, quantitative psychology, neuroscience or biology is required. Ph.D. is preferred
- 3 to 6 years of research experience, ideally in a setting of high-volume data and quantitative analysis
- Basic neuroscience background knowledge; experience with technical report preparation; experience with clinical protocol development and IRB regulatory submissions
- Proficiency with UNIX/Linus systems
- Proficiency with scientific/statistical computing techniques and languages (MATLAB, R, Python/SciPy0
- Familiar with clinical and research electrophysiology systems (scalp EEG, intracranial EEG, human single unit recordings)
- Familiar with experiment software programming
Learn more and apply at https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/7265
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