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rlsainburg32
02-10-2004, 11:42 PM
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. Stroke subjects are studied both at Penn State
and through a collaboration with Dr. Kathleen Haaland at the University of
New Mexico.

The neural control of movement laboratory houses custom developed
experimental equipment that provide 3-D kinematic and EMG recordings during
simultaneous experimental control through a virtual-reality computer game
interface. One set-up includes a 6DOF force-torque transducer and robot arm
for application of programmable forces to the limb during movements. CELOS
also provides an extensive biomechanics laboratory in which to conduct 3-D
kinematic recordings, EMG recordings, force plate recordings, and includes
instrumented treadmills and stairs. The successful candidate will be
supported for travel to New Mexico on an occasional basis (a few times a
year) to support an ongoing collaboration with Dr. Haalandšs laboratory. We
are currently developing an experimental set-up in the VA hospital to
support studies in patients with stroke.

The Neural Control of Movement laboratory is housed within the Center for
Locomotion Studies (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 is
incredible for conducting motor control and biomechanics research.

Potential candidates should have strong quantitative and experimental
skills. 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. Electronic application is preferred.
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

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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