IU Health Physicians - Neurophysiologist (Methodist Hospital)

IU Health Physicians is seeking a PhD-prepared Neurophysiologist/Clinical Scientist to join the Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery in the Division of Functional Neurosurgery and Neuromodulation at IU Health and the IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN.

IU has strong established clinical movement disorder and epilepsy programs and is currently growing these services. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is offered for all FDA-approved indications and the epilepsy program provides significant opportunity for collaborative research in electrocorticography, amongst other areas. The Neuroscience Institute, a collaboration between IUH and IUSM has a strategic emphasis on neuromodulation, augmentation, and restoration.

The appointee will work closely with the IU stereotactic and functional neurosurgeons, epileptologists, and movement disorder specialists. Clinical duties include the provision of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IOM) services, with emphasis on microelectrode recording and intraoperative subcortical mapping and interpretation for DBS. Anticipated clinical practice includes 2-3 days per week in the operating room, with no on call responsibilities.

The successful candidate will also perform independent research (laboratory and/or clinical), aid in the development of interdepartmental research programs, and provide teaching of students, residents, and fellows.

Position Highlights:

  • Practice in a large urban academic setting for the #1 ranked health system in the state
  • Joint appointments in the Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery
  • Collaborations with other Investigators within the Neuroscience Institute
  • Potential for appointment to the Stark Neuroscience Research Institute


  • Experienced Neurophysiologist, PhD prepared in neuroscience, bioengineering, neurophysiology, or associated field
  • Minimum of 2 years clinical experience with IOM, specifically supporting DBS
  • Experience and abilities with StealthStation, MatLab/Python, LeadDBS, Freesurfer, and other stereotactic clinical neuroscience research modalities strongly preferred
  • Evidence of grantsmanship, scientific authorship and collaborative research desired 

Community Description

Indianapolis, Indiana, the 17th largest U.S. city, is a sophisticated city blending charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure.  Residents of this dynamic city enjoy:

  • Leading educational system and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population
  • Vibrant downtown offering arts, theaters, world-class museums, zoo, concerts and memorials
  • Named to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 list of the best places to live in the United States
  • Top ranked international airport: "Best Airport in North America" twelve consecutive years
  • Ranked by Niche in 2023 as one of the most diverse counties in America, as well as one of the best cities to live in and buy a house in the country
  • Historic neighborhoods with surrounding cultural districts and low cost of living
  • Outdoor recreation includes golfing, boating and unique parks
  • Home of the Colts (NFL), Fever (WNBA), Pacers (NBA), Indians (MiLB), Indianapolis 500 (IndyCar) and the nation's largest half marathon
  • Close proximity to Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati

Client Description

Rewarding Physician and Advanced Provider employment opportunities await with Indiana University Health Physicians.

IU Health Physicians group, which employs over 2,200 physicians and advanced providers at more than 175 locations across the state, is one of the fastest-growing, comprehensive, multi-specialty practice groups in Indiana. IUHP also serves as the faculty practice plan of Indiana University School of Medicine, and brings together faculty physicians, IU Health-affiliated physicians and private practice physicians to give highly skilled doctors access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. 

At IU Health, we are committed to advancing a culture where all people can come together while we work to equitably improve the health of all Hoosiers. Working together, our health system fosters an environment in which differences are respected and valued.

Indiana University Health National Recognition:

  • Ranked #1 in Indiana by U.S. News & World Report
  • Riley Hospital for Children is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and is the only nationally ranked children’s hospital in Indiana
  • Preferred by consumers and referring physicians as the best health system overall in Indiana

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Indiana University Health, Indiana University Health Physicians and Indiana University School of Medicine are EOE/AA Employers, M/F/D.

Healthcare System/Hospital Description

The IU Health Neuroscience Center is a partnership between Indiana University Health and the Indiana University School of Medicine to bring the best in neurological care to patients. The IU Health Neuroscience Center combines the best doctors, most advanced treatments and latest research breakthroughs into one convenient facility located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.

At the IU Health Neuroscience Center, patients see specialists and receive diagnostic imaging in a single visit. The center is also home to an innovative research facility led by the IU School of Medicine, which enables patients to have easier, faster access to clinical trials and breakthrough treatments. With neuroscience deemed as a top priority of IU School of Medicine research, the research facility received $84.2 million in National Institute of Health grant funding in 2019.

The IU Health Neuroscience Center, combined with the nationally ranked expertise and a recent expansion of the neurosurgical suites at IU Health Methodist Hospital, enables IU Health physicians to continue providing superior neurological care and treatment to Indiana residents.