2-year post doc position in neural prostheses development, Laboratory for Biomedical Microtechnology, Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), University of Freiburg, Germany
Application Dead-line: September 30, 2008

The Laboratory for Biomedical Microtechnology (http://www.imtek.de/bmt) as part of the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg (Germany) offers a post-doc position for two years within the European project TIME (http://www.project-time.eu).
The laboratory of Biomedical Microtechnology (BMT) works on the design and development on neural microimplants, e.g. interfaces for recording and stimulation at the peripheral nerve and the cortex, novel biocompatible assembling and packaging techniques, and evaluation of the biostability of substrate and insulation materials. It is part of the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) with 18 faculty professors and over 200 researchers and technical staff (including graduate students) that encompasses nearly all technical fields relevant to the highly interdisciplinary world of microsystem technology. Research and teaching go hand in hand at IMTEK. Theory and practice form a tightly interwoven educational program for about 350 undergraduate students. The BMT has access to the microsystems engineering cleanroom (600 m²) of the IMTEK and owns laboratories for electrode and implant characterization including a cleanroom for implant manufacturing.
Applicants must hold a PhD degree and should have experience in neural engineering, electrical engineering, microsystems engineering or relating fields. We expect from the candidate new impulses for the development of micromachined neural interfaces and their assembly into microimplants. Besides the research work, candidates are involved into the quality management processes of implantable medical device development and accompany the device development up to first clinical trials.
Applications should include a CV, a list of publications, documents about previous research and teaching, and the names of at least two references and should be submitted to
Prof. Dr. Thomas Stieglitz
Laboratory for Biomedical Microtechnology
Department of Microsystems Engineering
University of Freiburg
Georges-Koehler-Allee 102
D-79110 Freiburg, Germany
No later than September 30, 2008.
Applications of women are strongly encouraged, as we wish to increase the proportion of females. Handicapped persons with equal qualifications will be preferred.

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