Post Doctoral Scholar / Research Specialist - Physiology of Deep Brain Stimulation and Parkinson's Disease

Weill Institute for Neurosciences
Mission Bay
San Francisco, CA 94158
United States
Job Posted Date: 
June 18, 2024
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DBS CONNECT is a comprehensive deep phenotyping initiative to capture multi-modal clinical and research data on our Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) patients with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. 

We are gathering rich clinical, behavioral, imaging and physiology data from this cohort longitudinally in order to understand the relationship between cortico-basal ganglia circuits, symptoms and DBS outcomes. Dedicated research coordinators will support in clinic data collection followed by at home longitudinal tracking. 

The physiology lead researcher (Post doctoral scholar or Research Specialist) will support initial infrastructure development strategy and be responsible for the analysis of the neural data recorded from sensing enabled DBS devices as well as EEG and sleep Polysomnograms to determine the circuit physiology related to movement, mood and sleep. It is expected that this researcher will complete multiple write ups for publication and presentations at conferences. 

Job Requirements: 

PhD in Neuroscience, Neuro - engineering or related disciplines. 

Advanced analytical and problem solving skills

Ability to independently run experiments, analyze data and plan forward strategy combined with excellent team and collaborative working skills

Highly self-motivated, inquisitive scientist

Record of publication in peer-reviewed journals


Experience in neurophysiological analysis and strong analysis and coding skills (Matlab / Python).

Experience working with electrophysiology data (LFPs, EEG, ECOG, MEG).

How to Apply: 

How to Apply: 

Apply by sending the following to Simon Little ([email protected])

  • Current CV
  • Brief Cover letter describing interest and experience.
  • Three potential reference contacts

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. UCSF actively seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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