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Dagmar Sternad
06-09-2006, 11:48 PM
Position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Motor Control and Biomechanics
Pennsylvania State University, Department of Kinesiology

The Action Lab at the Pennsylvania State University is seeking a
highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work in the area of motor
control and biomechanics. The specific project in on locomotion, with
research spanning from modeling walking to the perception of gait.
This interdisciplinary research program is a collaboration between
researchers in signal processing and pattern recognition, psychology
and kinesiology.

Ongoing research in the lab is dedicated to study the generation of
perceptually controlled behavior in biological systems. Other foci of
research are on motor learning and variability in multi-dimensional
systems and the modeling of task dynamics. Complementing the
behavioral and theoretical work are fMRI studies that examine the
brain processes involved in simple and complex movements. The
postdoctoral fellow should have expertise in at least one of the
following fields: biomechanics, motor control, dynamic modeling,
perception of motion. Experience with computers and programming
(Matlab, C++, Graphics programming, etc.) is expected.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Physical
and Engineering Sciences, or Neuroscience with an academic record of
scientific excellence, independent research, and a strong interest in
an interdisciplinary approach to motor control. The applicant is
expected to get involved in existing research projects but is also
encouraged to bring to bear his/her expertise into the research
project.

The Department of Kinesiology at the Pennsylvania State University
has a strong focus on motor control and biomechanics with many
faculty members working on related issues. This provides a
stimulating environment for collaborations and interdisciplinary
research.

The position is available for up to three years. Applicants should
submit a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, and two
letters of recommendation to be sent to the address below. To receive
full consideration application materials should be received by July
31, 2006.

Dagmar Sternad
Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Biosciences
Pennsylvania State University
266 Rec Hall
University Park PA 16802
Tel.: (814)-863-7369 (office) 863-0355 (lab)
e-mail: dxs48@psu.edu
http://www.personal.psu.edu/dxs48/
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Dagmar Sternad
Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Biosciences
Program in Motor Control and Neuroscience
Pennsylvania State University
266 REC Hall
University Park PA 16803
Tel: 814-863-7369 (office)
814-863-0355 (lab)
Fax: 814-863-7360
http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/d/x/dxs48/