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rlsainburg32
01-23-2004, 09:37 PM
Post Doctoral Fellowship

A post-doctoral fellowship is available in the Neural Control of Movement
Laboratory at Penn State University under the direction of Dr. Robert
Sainburg. This position is funded by NIH, through a grant that focuses on
the neural foundations of motor lateralization. The purpose of the research
is to examine interlimb differences in multijoint coordination and control
of limb dynamics during upper limb reaching movements. Studies are conducted
in neurologically intact subjects, as well as, patients with unilateral
brain damage due to stroke.


The Neural Control of Movement lab is housed within CELOS and Penn Statešs
Kinesiology department. This provides a fertile and stimulating environment
in which to further develop onešs research career and objectives. The
intellectual atmosphere at Penn State is incredible for conducting motor
control and biomechanics research. A number of seminar series, journal
clubs, and seminars serve to provide a cohesive and stimulating
environment.

The neural control of movement laboratory contains custom experimental
set-ups that allow 3-D kinematic and EMG recordings during simultaneous
experimental control through a virtual-reality computer game Interface, a
6DOF force-torque transducer and robot arm to apply programmable forces to
the limb during movements. The research center (CELOS) also provides an
extensive biomechanics laboratory, including a 6 Camera Motion Analysis
system, EMG recordings, force plate recordings, and instrumented treadmills
and stairs.

Potential candidates should have strong quantitative and experimental skills
as well as expertise in one or more of the following areas: neuroscience,
kinesiology, robotics, biomechanics, bioengineering, and/or the neural
control of movement. The position is available for two years with
possibilities for renewal provided that adequate progress is made. The
nominal start date is April 1, 2004.

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae and three
references as soon as possible. Applications should be sent to:

Robert L. Sainburg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Neuroscience, and Bioengineering
Center For Locomotion Studies (CELOS)
Pennsylvania State University
29 Recreation Building
University Park PA 16802
Tel.: (814)-865-7938
http://www.celos.psu.edu/people/sainburg.html

Electronic transmissions are preferred.

The Pennsylvania State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Applications from women and under-represented minorities are
strongly encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the
United States.

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