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jscholz69
05-12-2006, 12:05 PM
A post-doctoral research associate position is available
immediately in the Motion Analysis Laboratory, Physical
Therapy Department at the University of Delaware.

This position is funded by a multi-investigator NIH Project
Grant (R01) entitled "FES and Biomechanics: Treating
Movement Disorders". This research involves the development
of a novel rehabilitation system for retraining walking
ability in patients who have suffered a stroke. The
project incorporates the use of FES, robotics and motor
learning approaches to address this problem. Opportunities
to develop complementary lines of research as well as to
participate in related investigations of the motor
dysfunction of stroke are also available.

Position Requirements: Recent PhD in the area of human
motor control with a strong biomechanics component.
Candidates who are physical therapists and/or who have had
experience evaluating with patients with neurological
disorders will be given highest preference. The candidate
should have demonstrated scholarly progress, including the
preparation, submission and publication of manuscripts,
and presentations at scientific conferences.

Desired skills include: Experience with collection and
analysis of human movement data, EMG collection and data
analysis, experience with psychophysical experimentation;
Experience with computer programming is a plus: We use
Matlab, Labview and Visual3D rigid body software.

Responsibilities: Coordination of patient scheduling and
data collections; supervising doctoral student involved
in project; participation with engineers in the design of
the patient interface with robotic devices; consultation
on the development and piloting of software to provide
patient performance feedback; participation in further
development and implementation of training protocols.

If interested, please send CV and three References to:
John P. Scholz, PhD, Department of Physical Therapy and
Biomechanics and Movement Science Program, University of
Delaware, Newark, DE 19716;
jpscholz@udel.edu

John P. Scholz, PT, PhD
Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Biomechanics and Movement Science Program
307 McKinly Laboratory
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Office: 302-831-6281
FAX: 302-831-4234
E-mail: jpscholz@udel.edu
http://www.udel.edu/PT/scholz/main.html