Research Technician

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Technician to assist with the setup and conduct of intraoperative experiments, data collection, and data analysis. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in human neurophysiology, brain computer interfaces, and deep brain stimulation.


  • Assist with the design, setup, and execution of intraoperative experiments
  • Collect and organize data from experiments using appropriate techniques and equipment
  • Perform data analysis using statistical software and techniques
  • Collaborate with team members to interpret and present findings
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and supplies
  • Participate in the preparation of grant proposals and publications


  • Bachelor's degree in neuroscience, biology, biomedical engineering or related field
  • Experience with human neurophysiology and/or brain computer interfaces
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in data analysis and statistical software
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow protocols
  • Prior experience in a laboratory setting is preferred

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits. If you are passionate about human neurophysiology, brain computer interfaces, and deep brain stimulation, and are looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity, we encourage you to apply.

If interested, please reach out to Dr. Cajigas directly with the subject line "Research Technician".


Post-Doctoral Fellow 

About Us: The Research Engineering Strategies To Recovery (RESToRe) lab, led by Dr. Cajigas at the University of Pennsylvania, is at the forefront of research in leveraging intraoperative neurophysiology during awake brain surgery. Our current focus is on unraveling the intricate coordination between the cortex and deep brain structures during the natural production of movements. The overarching objective of our studies is to drive advancements in brain computer interfaces for restoring movement in patients affected by neurologic injuries like stroke or spinal cord injuries. This groundbreaking work is generously supported by the NIH K12 Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program.

Collaborative Environment: As part of the RESToRe lab, you will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with experts in the field, including Dr. Bijan Pesaran, Ph.D. (Director of the Brain Machine Interface Systems Lab), and Dr. Casey Halpern, M.D. (Chief of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, and Director of the Halpern Lab).

Position Overview: We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified Post-Doctoral Fellow to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. or have completed another post-doctoral fellowship, with a background in engineering, biomedical engineering, or neuroscience. The successful candidate will be passionate about uncovering the intricacies of cortical control in movement and applying this knowledge to the development of innovative brain computer interfaces.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct cutting-edge research on the coordination of cortical and deep brain structures during natural movements.
  2. Utilize human intracranial recordings and operate in an operating room environment to gain insights into the motor system.
  3. Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to integrate findings into the development of next-generation brain computer interfaces.
  4. Engage in data analysis using MATLAB and Python, contributing to the advancement of computational neuroscience and systems neuroscience.
  5. Demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills for research publications and presentations.


  • Ph.D. or completion of a post-doctoral fellowship.
  • Background in engineering, biomedical engineering, or neuroscience.
  • Strong expertise in computational neuroscience and systems neuroscience.
  • Proficiency in data analysis using MATLAB and Python.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.


  • Competitive salary.
  • Opportunities for professional development and collaboration with leading experts.
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources.
  • Engage in impactful research with the potential to transform the field of neurosurgery.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Cajigas.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.