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Researcher 5

University of Minnesota
life insurance, paid holidays
United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis
March 25, 2024
Job ID
Twin Cities
Job Family
Full/Part Time
Job Code
Employee Class
Acad Prof and Admin
About the Job

The Motor Neurophysiology Laboratory in the Department of Neurology, directed by Scott Cooper, PhD, MD, is an NIH-funded research program that studies the extrapyramidal motor system in human subjects with an emphasis on disease states and neurosurgical therapies. The lab's focus is on the basal ganglia (BG) and on Parkinson's disease (PD) with most of the work centered on deep brain stimulation (DBS). DBS is used as a tool to understand BG physiology and, especially, PD pathophysiology; in addition, DBS therapeutic mechanisms are a major subject of investigation. The research has a strong translational slant aimed at developing improved approaches to DBS and neuromodulation.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
- Designing and implementing experimental protocols
- Conducting experiments
- Curating and analyzing data
- Coordinating across multiple collaborating labs
- Collaborate with drafting publications.

More info on the Motor Neurophysiology Laboratory is available here: https://mnl.umn.edu/ The laboratory is part of the University's NIH-funded Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research. Info available here: https://udall.umn.edu/


Required Qualifications:
PhD, MD, or equivalent degree with a record of outstanding training (at least one year) in one or more of the following areas:
- Kinesiology, Human movement science, Biomechanics
- Parkinson's disease, deep brain stimulation, neuromodulation (human subjects)
- Computational modeling (of neural systems), Machine learning, Advanced optimization
- MRI, Image analysis

Applicants should have background in one or more of these areas and willingness to acquire skills in one or more of the others, but not necessarily all.


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.