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Cognitive Screening Postdoctoral Fellow

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in the Bioinspired Therapeutics & Discovery platform. The mission of the Wyss Institute is to discover the engineering principles that Nature uses to build living things; to pursue the high-risk research that is fundamental to advance this effort; and to harness these insights to create biologically-inspired materials and devices to advance human health and improve the environment – thereby revolutionizing clinical medicine and creating a more sustainable world.

We seek outstanding postdoctoral applicants with expertise in neuroscience or cognitive and behavioral sciences or to join an interdisciplinary team of biologists and engineers for the development of novel technologies to screen for and explore cognitive and motor functions in Xenopus frog larvae models of Rett Syndrome and other human neurological diseases and to develop therapeutic interventions. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. or M.D. and have a proven record of high quality publications in neuroscience, neurodevelopment, behavior and cognitive function analysis, and/or bioengineering fields. Strong interest in contributing to multidisciplinary teams (engineers, biologists/physiologists, clinicians) with a translational focus is critical for this position. Expertise in analyzing complex datasets as well as knowledge of basic neuroscience concepts and techniques is a must. Experience with animal studies and therapeutic development would be beneficial but not necessary.

Applications, assembled as single PDF files, should contain a complete resume, cover letter describing research interests and goals, full list of publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, as well as the names and contact information of three references (expected to provide letters of recommendation). Applications should be sent to using the subject line “COGNITIVE SCREENING APPLICATION.”

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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