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Postdoctoral position in Polymer Ultrathin Conformable and Stretchable Large Area Epicortical Electrode Array

Budget Code: 67910

The Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT - was founded with the objective of promoting the country's technological development and further education in science and technology. In this sense, IIT's scientific program is based on the combination of the basic scientific research with the development of technical applications, a major inspirational principle. The research areas cover scientific topics of high innovative content, which represent the most advanced frontiers of modern technology, with wide application possibilities in various fields ranging from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences, and nanobiotechnology.

We invite applications for one postdoctoral position (duration 2 years) focusing on the development and application of new generation of conformable and stretchable large area epicortical electrode array.

The use of electrodes to record brain potentials directly from the surface of the cerebral cortex, known as electrocorticography (ECoG), has emerged in recent years as a promising tool for obtaining recordings with high spatial and temporal resolution. Anyhow, to date, our comprehension of the relationship between epicortical signals and the underlying neuronal activity is still lacking and would greatly benefit from the development of new investigation tools, capable of delivering a tight mechanical and electrical coupling of high density electrodes over large areas of the cortex, following convolutions and sulci of the brain.

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