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07-02-2003, 12:43 AM

A post-doctoral position has recently become available in the Locomotion
Laboratory of W. Zev Rymer, MD, PhD, at the Sensory Motor Performance
Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The successful candidates will
participate in extramurally funded research that examines the effects of
specific physical and pharmacological interventions on the adaptive
properties of human locomotion and functional recovery, ranging from the
identification of basic neurophysiological mechanisms to clinical
applications following neurological injury. Opportunities exist to interact
in collaborative research with engineering and neuroscience faculty who
specialize in motor control, neurorehabilitation, motor learning, reflex
function, robotics in rehabilitation, modeling, and systems engineering.

The experiments you could be involved in are progressing over the next 3-5
years. They include:
- Studies of locomotor plasticity and functional recovery using body-weight
supported treadmill training with robotic or manual assistance in
individuals following stroke, spinal cord injury and other neurological
- Studies of the effect of specific physical or pharmacological inputs on
motor control and locomotor recovery following neurological injury.
-Changes in reflex function following neurological injury and rehabilitation

Applicants for the post-doctoral positions should have a recent doctoral
degree in neuroscience, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, kinesiology,
rehabilitation sciences, or a related discipline. A record of research in
motor control, biomechanics, neuroscience, or physical therapy is preferred.
Laboratory experience with motion analysis, electromyography and
force/torque measurements is useful.

To apply, fax or e-mail a cover letter with a statement of interests, a
resume/curriculum vita, and the names of three individuals whom can be
contacted as references to:
T. George Hornby, PT, PhD
Voice: 312-238-1397
Fax: 312-238-2208
e-mail: g-hornby@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:

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.
T. George Hornby, PT, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Northwestern University
Research Scientist/Physical Therapist
Sensory Motor Performance Program
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
345 E. Superior St., Room 1406
Chicago, IL 60611
voice: (312) 238-1397
fax: (312) 238-2208

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