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jhidler50
07-12-2004, 11:26 AM
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN BIOMECHANICS AND REHABILITATION ROBOTICS

The Center for Applied Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research (CABRR)
National Rehabilitation Hospital

Candidates are invited to apply for a postdoctoral fellow position in the
Center for Applied Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research (CABRR)
(http://anbl.cua.edu) at the National Rehabilitation Hospital under the
direction of Dr. Joe Hidler. Our center is dedicated to the study of
neuromuscular disorders, musculoskeletal modeling, biomechanics, and the
development of robotic and instrumented devices used for rehabilitative
purposes. CABRR research is supported by the Whitaker Foundation, the
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), the
National Institutes of Health, the National Rehabilitation Hospital, and
the Department of Defense. We are directly affiliated with the Department
of Biomedical Engineering at Catholic University and have collaborative
ties with the Physical Disabilities Branch of NIH, the Imaging Science and
Information Systems (ISIS) Center at Georgetown University, and the Sensory
Motor Performance Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

The goal of this project is to utilize a robotic gait-orthosis (Lokomat,
Hocoma AG, Volketswil Switzerland) to quantify stepping patterns in
individuals with spinal cord injuries across various kinematic and kinetic
conditions. Our laboratory has modified a standard Lokomat to allow for
the calculation of joint moments utilizing a modified inverse dynamics
procedure. With this system, we aim to determine how changes in training
conditions influence stepping ability in individuals with neurological
injuries. This work is being supported by the National Rehabilitation
Hospital and the Department of Defense.

Potential candidates should have strong quantitative and experimental
skills as well as experience in biomechanics, modeling, data analysis, and
neural control of movement. The position is for two years with
possibilities for renewal provided that adequate progress is made. The
nominal start date is before October 1, 2004.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a
list of three references to:

JOSEPH HIDLER, P H. D.
Director
Center for Applied Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research (CABRR)
National Rehabilitation Hospital
102 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
PHONE: 202-877-1882
FAX: 202-726-7521
LAB: http://anbl.cua.edu
WEB: http://faculty.cua.edu/hidler/
EMAIL: hidler@cua.edu

Electronic transmissions are preferred.

The National Rehabilitation Hospital 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.

__________________________________________________ ____________________
JOSEPH HIDLER , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Catholic University
Pangborn Hall, #104b
620 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20064
PHONE: 202-319-5095 (OFFICE)
FAX: 202-319-4287
WEB: http://faculty.cua.edu/hidler/
LAB: http://anbl.cua.edu
EMAIL: hidler@cua.edu
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Director
Center for Applied Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Research (CABRR)
National Rehabilitation Hospital
102 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
PHONE: 202-877-1882
FAX: 202-726-7521
__________________________________________________ _____________________

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