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Emily A. Keshner
01-02-2003, 03:18 AM
A Post-Doctoral or Clinical Research position has become available in the
Virtual Reality and Postural Orientation Laboratory of Dr. Emily Keshner at
the Sensory Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
The successful candidate will participate in NIH funded research that
examines the effects of dynamic visual stimulation on the adaptive
properties of human postural control and locomotion ranging from the
identification of basic neurophysiological mechanisms to clinical
applications.

The experiments you could be involved in are progressing over the next 5
years. They include:
A study of time varying properties of postural responses in
labyrinthine deficient and cerebellar deficit patients including
development of a neural network model.
A study of the effect of visual attention tasks on postural
responses in elderly subjects.
Balance training while locomoting in a dynamic visual environment.

Opportunities exist to interact in collaborative research with engineering
and clinical faculty who specialize in mathematical modeling, neural
network modeling, and virtual reality technology development and
programming. For more information about the laboratory, please visit our
website: http://sulu.smpp.nwu.edu/vepo/

Applicants should have a recent doctoral degree and knowledge of
neurophysiology or biomechanics and research methodology. A record of
research in one or more of the following areas would be favorable: motor
control, biomechanics, biomedical engineering. Laboratory experience with
motion analysis, force platforms, and electromyography is useful. Some
mathematical background and/or programming ability preferred.

To apply, fax or e-mail a cover letter with a statement of interests, a
curriculum vita, and the names of three individuals who can be contacted as
references to:
Dr. Emily Keshner
Fax: 312-238-2208
e-mail: eak@northwestern.edu

Sensory Motor Performance Program
The Sensory Motor Performance Program (SMPP) at the Rehabilitation
Institute of Chicago (RIC) is devoted to the study of musculoskeletal,
neuromuscular, and sensory disorders that are associated with abnormal
control of posture and movement. Faculty members have appointments in the
Northwestern University Medical School and the Northwestern University
Engineering School. Approximately thirty-five research staff including
post-doctoral research associates, graduate students, and support staff --
make up a unique team of physicians, engineers, mathematicians,
physiologists, and occupational & physical therapists for the study of
motor and sensory dysfunctions. Our studies on healthy individuals,
patients and mathematical models are internationally renowned in the fields
of biomechanics, Neurophysiology, and rehabilitation research. See:

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RIC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Woman and minority
applicants are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to
work in the United States.

Dr. Emily A. Keshner
Senior Clinical Research Scientist, Sensory Motor Performance Program
Research Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
E809 - Room 1406
345 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611-3015
312-238-2228 (office)
312-238-1416 (lab)
312-238-2208 (fax)
email: eak@northwestern.edu
http://sulu.smpp.nwu.edu:80/~keshner/
http://sulu.smpp.nwu.edu/vepo/
http://www.smpp.nwu.edu

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