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Fan Gao
11-05-2003, 04:24 AM
Dear Colleagues,

Position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Motor Control
at the Pennsylvania State University, Department of Kinesiology

Project Supervisor: Dagmar Sternad

We are currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join our studies
on motor control. Our research focus is on the structure of variability and
the role of stability in the acquisition and performance of skilled
actions. The experimental work is conducted in a virtual environment.
Complementing the behavioral and theoretical work are fMRI studies that
examine the brain processes involved in learning goal-oriented behavior.
The postdoctoral fellow should have a background and expertise in at least
one of the following fields: motor control and learning, biomechanics,
experimental psychology, nonlinear dynamics and modeling, analysis of fMRI
data. Experience with computers and programming (Matlab) is expected.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or expect to receive it by January 2004) in
Kinesiology, Experimental Psychology, Neuroscience, or Physical and
Engineering Sciences, with an academic record of scientific excellence,
independent research, and a strong interest in an interdisciplinary
approach to motor control. The applicant is expected to get involved in
existing research projects but is also encouraged to bring to bear his/her
expertise into the research project.

The Department of Kinesiology at the Pennsylvania State University has a
strong focus on motor control and biomechanics with many faculty members
working on related issues. This provides a stimulating environment for
collaborations and interdisciplinary research. The project includes
collaborations with Hermann MÓler, University of Saarbrřken, Germany,
William Warren, Brown University, and Tjeerd Dijkstra, University of
Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The position will be supported by a NIH grant.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, list of publications, and two
letters of recommendation to be sent to the address below. Application
materials should be received by January 15, 2004.

Dagmar Sternad
Department of Kinesiology
266 Rec Hall
Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802
Tel.: (814)-863-7369 (office) 863-0355 (lab)
Fax: (814)-863-7360
e-mail: dxs48@psu.edu
http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/d/x/dxs48/Action_Lab
http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/d/x/dxs48/



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************************************************** *****************Dagmar
Sternad
Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Pennsylvania State University
266 Recreation Building
University Park PA 16802
Tel.: (814)-863-7369 (office) 863-0355 (lab)
Fax: (814)-863-7360
http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/d/x/dxs48/Action_Lab
http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/d/x/dxs48/
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