Assistant/Associate or Full Professor, Neural Decoding and Machine Learning for BCI in Humans -Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies/Neurosurgery, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant/Associate or Full Professor, Neural Decoding and Machine Learning for BCI in Humans -Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies/Neurosurgery, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230003I0

McGovern Medical SchoolatUTHealth Houston, a leading academic health center, invites applications for a full-time Assistant (tenure-track), Associate, or Full Professor position in theDepartment of NeurosurgeryandTexas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies(TIRN). TIRN is focused on innovative diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to target functional disorders of the human brain. We leverage the latest advancements in neuroscience, neuro-technology, and neuroinformatics to transform education, research, and the management of these disorders of the brain.

We are looking for a candidate who is interested in the neural decoding of cortical signals from brain-computer interfaces in humans. We are looking for an individual who currently uses or is interested in using neural networks, deep learning, and/or derivation of latent brain states in their research.

UTHealth Houston is set up to assist with human subjects' protection and regulatory documents, and the central mission of TIRN is the improve the lives of those living with chronic neurological disorders. Recent hires are dedicated to designing novel electrical recording and stimulation devices using minimally invasive approaches, increasing channel counts, and biomimetic interfaces. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Department of Neurosurgery and may also be cross-appointed atRice University.At UTHealth Houston, we have active collaborations and relationships with industry partners and several electrode/array developers, both in-house and in the industry. The candidate will also have access to a research-only 3T MRI scanner, a MEG scanner, and large datasets of intracranial recordings in tumor and epilepsy patients.

Position Key Accountabilities:

· Conducting independent and collaborative research, actively pursuing grants and sponsored contracts, participating

in scholarly research and publishing results

· Supervising post-docs and graduate student research assistants in research and development activities

· Participating, developing, and expanding the scope of collaborative and funded-program portfolio

· Participating in the education mission by enhancing the curriculum for students, residents, and fellows

· Participating in Quality Assurance (QA) efforts, the department chair's annual faculty review (AFR), and other departmental

meetings and/or retreats

· Coordinating with the Office of Development for philanthropic support


Qualified applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, discovery, and service, have the potential to be outstanding in their field of expertise, and share an interest in fulfilling the common goals of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. Preferred applicants will possess a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience or a related field with post-doctoral experience in this field. A record of verifiable and published research with potential to obtain extramural, peer-reviewed funding, and excellent teamwork and communication skills are also required.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.