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11-01-2004, 12:19 AM
THE BRINSON FOUNDATION STROKE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, a Northwestern University
affiliated academic rehabilitation hospital is pleased to offer the
"Brinson Foundation Stroke Research Fellowship".
This fellowship is designed to help train postdoctoral researchers to
undertake intensive research in the broad area of stroke mechanisms,
pathophysiology, movement biomechanics and rehabilitation, under the
supervision of one or more of the research faculty of the RIC and
Northwestern University.

Potential areas of research training include, but are not limited to:
1. Pathophysiology of stroke and its sequelae
2. Brain imaging in stroke, and impact of rehabilitation interventions
3. Impaired movement kinematics and controls
4. Disturbances of reflex
function
5. Robotics applications for diagnosis and treatment of motor
impairments in either the upper or lower extremity.
6. Clinical research studies include drug trials evaluating
restoration of function, prevention of complications, and improvement
of speech and neglect.

Applicants will have been awarded a Ph.D. within the past 5 years,
typically training in engineering, neuroscience, or related
disciplines.
The award consists of a stipend of $50,000/yr for a minimum of 2 years.
There will also be a travel allowance provided. Prospective applicants
should consult relevant RIC web pages for further information about our
research programs and related clinical activities.
(http://smpp.northwestern.edu/)

Candidates should apply by sending a letter (or email) to Dr W.Z. Rymer
(see address below) in which they describe their recent research
activities, and outline their future research interests. Applicants
should also identify areas of RIC stroke research that appear to be of
interest. Please include a recent CV, and a list of 3 - 4 referees.

Applications are due by December 1, 2004, and the award will be
announced before FEBRUARY 1 2003. The start date of the position is
negotiable. Applications and inquiries should be sent to

Dr William Z. Rymer
Director of Research
Suite 1406, RIC,
345 east superior
Chicago, Illinois
USA, 60611
Phone 312 238-3381
FAX 312 238-2208
Email w-rymer@northwestern.edu

Minority applicants and disabled individuals are strongly encouraged to
apply.




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