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About The Neurophysiological Imaging and Modeling Laboratory

The Neurophysiological Imaging and Modeling Laboratory (NIML) within the Department of Biological Engineering at the University of Idaho is dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of millions of people affected by central nervous system (CNS) diseases and disorders including: Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, hydrocephalus, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Friedreich’s Ataxia, glioblastoma and others. The NIML seeks highly motivated and critical-thinking students who wish to participate in a dynamic multi-disciplinary research team that makes new discoveries about CNS disorders using state-of-the-art medical imaging and modeling techniques.

About the University of Idaho

The University of Idaho (UI) is a top-choice for students and aspiring leaders from around the globe and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as 85th in the nations public universities. UI annual research expenditure in 2016 was >100 million dollars. The National Institutes of Health awarded UI $10.6M in 2015 to support creation of the Center for Modeling Complex Interactions and has also created the Integrated Research and Innovation Center for interdisciplinary research across a broad spectrum of science and engineering. UI boasts several unique research resources including the NSF funded big-STEM supercomputer with 8TB of RAM, the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology core, Genomics resources core among many others. It is located in Moscow, Idaho surrounded by the idyllic rolling Palouse hills.

PhD / MS Student Positions

NIML is always seeking motivated PhD/MS students to join the research team. Please send your resume and a statement of research motivation to email. To learn more about the research team click here.

Undergraduate Research Positions

Project Supervisor

Your project supervisor will be Dr. Bryn Martin, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Engineering, The University of Idaho (UI). Your project may also be co-advised by members of the Neuroscience Program at UI, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, external clinical collaborators and others when appropriate.

Submission of the Application

To apply, please send a cover letter with a short personal statement outlining your research and technical background, CV, copies of your degree transcripts and references to: brynm@uidaho.edu

Applications of disabled persons with the same professional and personal qualification will be treated preferentially. Please indicate a handicap in the cover letter and enclose the relevant certificate.

UI promotes equal opportunities. Applications of female candidates are expressly encouraged and will be treated preferably in case of equal qualifications and suitability.

Further Information

For further information, please email Dr. Bryn Martin.

Past Position Openings (already filled)

  • PhD or MS student, "Computational Fluid Dynamics of Intrathecal Drug Delivery to the CNS" File:CFD CNS.pdf
  • PhD or MS student, "Connectome mapping of the human brain with Chiari malformation", email Dr. Bryn Martin for information.
  • PhD or MS student, "Quantification of Ocular Biomechanics in Astronauts Using MRI" File:Astronaut biomechanics.pdf

Things to do

University of Idaho’s 1,585 acre campus is one of the most scenic campuses in the western US, designed by the landscape architecture firm that designed the U.S. Capital grounds and Central Park in New York. The town of Moscow is nestled between Moscow Mountain and the undulating hills of the Palouse region. For a smaller town, there are tons of bikers, and a large population of environmentally-minded citizens. Whether checking out the arboretum and botanical garden on campus, or cruising around the town’s 46 miles of trails, Moscow is a great outdoor city. Moscow has 24,000 residents and was selected as one of the nations five best places to live among college towns with art galleries, coffee shops, pubs and outdoor activities.

University of Idaho was selected among the nations top 20 Universities for outdoor activities. Outdoor student events at Idaho include clubs and trips in the following: hiking, biking, shooting, archery, kayaking, surfing, logging, outdoor leadership, fishing, polo, rodeo, skiing, snowboarding, and many other recreational events. Parks within an easy drive include the Clearwater National Forest, Saint Joe National Forest, and the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.