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flin75
02-17-2004, 04:49 AM
POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN SEATING BIOMECHANICS & REHABILITATION

SENSORY MOTOR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM, REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
DEPT. PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

A post-doctoral position has recently become available in the
Biomechanics in Occupational Safety and Sports Medicine Laboratory at the
Sensory Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
The successful candidate will participate in research that examines the
biomechanical and physiological outcomes of seating in various
configuration and environment, using advanced engineering and clinical
techniques. The studies mainly focus on the responses, both objective and
subjective, of injured and/or disabled individuals to various seating setups.

Opportunities exist to interact in collaborative research with
engineering and clinical faculty who specialize in seating & positioning,
rehabilitation of occupational injury and spinal cord injury, spine
biomechanics, tissue engineering, musculoskeletal modeling, and
finite-element modeling.

Applicants should have a recent doctoral degree, PhD and/or MD, in
biomedical engineering, biomechanics, occupational safety, neuroscience
or a related discipline. A record of research in seating & positioning,
rehabilitation, biomechanics, spine biomechanics, neuroscience is
preferred. Experience with disabled individuals, especially with spinal
cord injury survivors, is highly desired, but not absolutely required.
Laboratory experience with biomechanical measurements, electromyography,
and motion analysis is useful. In addition, experience with soft-tissue
biomechanics and finite element modeling would be a plus.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The position is for
two years.

To apply, e-mail, mail, or fax (e-mail is preferred) 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:

Mohsen Makhsous, PhD
Voice: 312-238-4824
Fax: 312-238-2208
e-mail: m-makhsous2@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 forty-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. For additional information 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.

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