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wmurray62
06-01-2007, 07:53 AM
The Applied Biomechanics Laboratory, a part of the Sensory Motor
Performance Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, is
currently seeking a post-doctoral fellow. The focus of the laboratory
is to study the normal, pathologic, and rehabilitation biomechanics
of the upper limb.

The primary focus of this position is musculoskeletal modeling and
simulation, including forward dynamic simulation of multi-joint upper
extremity movements. The aim of the Applied Biomechanics Laboratory
is to use biomechanics as a framework for investigating how we move
and control our arms and hands. Our work aims to develop
biomechanical models that represent accurately the mechanical actions
of the upper extremity muscles, in both the nonimpaired and disabled
upper limb. Computer simulations are integrated with quantitative
anatomy, in vivo laser diffraction, medical imaging, and dynamometry
to better characterize the basic functional capabilities of
individual muscles and to quantify how these capabilities are altered
by physical impairments or surgical interventions.

Applicants will have been awarded a Ph.D. within the past 5 years,
typically training in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering,
or related disciplines.

Contact:
Wendy Murray, Ph.D.
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Suite 1408
345 E. Superior
Chicago IL 60611
w-murray@northwestern.edu

Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2007

The Sensory Motor Performance Program 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. The RIC is a Northwestern University
affiliated academic hospital, offering rehabilitation care to
patients with an array of neural and musculoskeletal disorders.
Faculty members have appointments in the Feinberg School of Medicine
and the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science, which are
both part of Northwestern University. The Rehabilitation Institute of
Chicago is an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applicants are considered for all positions, and employees are
treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion,
gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence
of a non-job-related medical condition, disability, sexual
orientation, or any other legally protected status to the extent
required by law. The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago embraces
diversity in its work force.

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Wendy M. Murray, PhD
Assistant Professor
Northwestern University
Depts. of Biomedical Engineering & PM&R

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
345 E. Superior, Suite 1408
Chicago IL 60611-2654
w-murray@northwestern.edu