Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunities

  • Navigation and Locomotor Control in Augmented Reality
    PI’s: Noah Cowan & James Knierim, Johns Hopkins University

    The Cowan and Knierim laboratories have multiple funded projects from NIH and DOD investigating the neural computations that underlie navigation in the physical world. We are using a novel augmented reality apparatus and multi-electrode neural recordings of place cells, grid cells, head direction cells, and other cell types of the hippocampus and related brain regions to reverse engineer the interplay between navigation and locomotor control in freely behaving animals (see and ). We are seeking dynamic and ambitious postdoctoral candidates who are highly skilled in experimental research in potentially diverse areas (e.g. biomechanics, neuroscience, robotics, control systems, or physics). The ideal candidate will also have a strong computational background (e.g. dynamical systems, information theory, control theory) and/or strong data analysis skills (e.g. statistical methods, data mining, Bayesian filtering, spectral analysis, machine learning).

    Qualifications: PhD in Engineering, Neuroscience, Biology, Physics, Computer Science, or related fields. Strong computational and experimental background a must.

    How to apply: Interested applicants should send a single PDF including a brief (1 page) cover letter, CV (no more than 4 pages, including a list of 3 references), and up to two papers to 

  • Postdoctoral positions are available to join a cutting-edge research project conducted by an interdisciplinary research team situated in the Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) and School of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. The project focuses on developing novel technologies for detection of infectious pathogens and determination of antibiotic susceptibility. The fellows will be responsible for developing self-sustained microfluidic cartridges and instrument for PCR or digital PCR-based bacterial detection and antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST), aiming at addressing the challenge of multi-drug resistance or “superbugs”.  For related work of our laboratories and the project of the positions, please see Analytical Chemistry 89: 11529-11536 (2017); Scientific Reports 8(1):9793 (2018); Science Advances 4: eaat6459 (2018).

    We seek highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals who have a Ph.D. degree with less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience in the areas of microfluidics, bio-instrumentation, infectious diseases diagnostics, or related fields. Experiences with developing PCR cartridges, reagent storage, optical-thermal instrument are highly desired.

    Applications, including curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a brief summary of past accomplishments should be sent by email to:

    Prof. Tza-Huei “Jeff” Wang
    Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Oncology
    Institute for NanoBioTechnology
    Johns Hopkins University
    Phone: (410)516-7086

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

The Whiting School of Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering are committed to building a diverse educational environment.


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