The Azadeh Yazdan-Shahmorad lab has an excellent postdoctoral fellow opportunity

The laboratory of Dr. Azadeh Yazdan-Shahmorad at the University of Washington in Seattle is recruiting an innovative and highly motivated individual with a PhD in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience or a related field. Candidates with experience in electrophysiology, animal behavior and programming are preferred. The long-term goal of the laboratory is to use novel neural technologies to develop stimulation-based therapies to help restore function and mobility in people with neurological disorders such as stroke. The successful candidate will use optogenetics, electrophysiology and behavior to study stroke rehabilitation in non-human primates.

Dr. Yazdan-Shahmorad joins University of Washington fall of 2017 as the Washington Research Foundation Innovation Assistant Professor of Neuroengineering in the Departments of Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering. Her lab will be a part of Washington National Primate Center, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering and University of Washington Institute of Neuroengineering. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary group including engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians and clinicians.


Candidates should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be available for an interview.

Application Instructions

Please send inquiries of interest to Azadeh Yazdan-Shahmorad at

Applications for the position should include a cover letter describing past and future research interests, a curriculum vitae and names/contact information of three professional references.

About the UW Department of Bioengineering

The department includes 54 teaching and research faculty members, 131 graduate students, 209 undergraduates and 53 post-doctoral fellows. Our educational programs are consistently ranked in the top ten by US News and World Report and our esteemed faculty includes five members of the National Academy of Engineering, among other honors.

Our department has built strong collaborative links with UW Medicine, ranked among the top hospitals in the nation in US News and World Report. The UW hosts an NSF Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering and the Washington Research Foundation sponsored UW Institute for Neural Engineering, and was recently ranked the #1 public university in the world for innovation by Reuters.

Many of our faculty collaborate and/or are affiliated with prestigious local research institutions such as the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Institute for Systems Biology, the Allen Institutes for Brain Science, the Allen Institute for Cell Science, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Program for Appropriate Technologies for Health (PATH), and the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (SBRI), as well as with a vibrant community of local biotechnology companies.

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The University of Washington was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility in 2006. In addition, the University of Washington is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. We are building a culturally diverse faculty and encourage applications from women and minority candidates. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.