Postdoctoral Associate-Neurology and Epilepsy

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 3 months ago(3/18/2021 2:13 PM)
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Regular Full-Time


This post-doctoral research position is assigned to the Division of Neurology and Epilepsy at Lurie Children’s Hospital and Northwestern University Medical. Dr. Joyce Wu’s laboratory focuses on outcomes in pediatric epilepsy and epilepsy surgery, including biomarkers on electroencephalography (EEG) and electrocorticography. Because the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying seizure generation and epileptogenesis remain unknown, biomarkers in epilepsy help clinicians and researchers alike to better understand where in the brain seizures may originate, the spatial extent of the epileptogenic zone, and the mechanisms responsible for seizure generation. The long-term goal of this work is to: 1) improve epilepsy surgery outcomes, 2) better understand mechanisms of seizure generation from resected tissues in collaboration with bench scientists, as well as 3) predict on non-invasive EEG and video-EEG patient response to anti-seizure medications.


  1. Undertake an independent research project in the area of EEG data processing.
  2. Analyze data, prepare manuscripts and presentations at local, national and international venues.
  3. Participate collaboratively in other research projects in the Lurie Epilepsy Center and with colleagues at other institutions.
  4. Help write grant proposals and progress reports related to research project.
  5. Participate in regular lab meetings, journal clubs, research seminars and graduate student training.


  1. A level of knowledge normally acquired through the completion of a Ph.D. or M.D.
  2. Possess an excellent command of the English language; medical and scientific terminology is required.
  3. Organizational skills: Ability to establish priorities and react promptly to a large variety of requests and needs, sometimes in stressful situations.


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