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06-07-2007, 12:16 AM
Research Position
Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center
Stroke Neuroprosthesis Research and Development

The Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center, a
Department of Veteran's Affairs Rehabilitation Research and
Development National Center of Excellence, is seeking a new
investigator to develop independent research programs in neural
prostheses to restore upper extremity function following stroke.
Present investigations within the center focus on neural prostheses
for restoration of both upper and lower extremity function,
swallowing, bladder function, and respiratory function. The center
has a wide range of interdisciplinary studies ranging from basic
discovery and the development of next generation technology, to
system design, clinical implementation and assessment. There are a
growing number of physicians, engineers, and scientists within the
FES Center and the Cleveland area that are actively investigating
rehabilitation devices and therapies. We are looking to add another
dynamic young investigator to the upper extremity stroke program to
solidify and expand its presence within Cleveland.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or
other closely related discipline at time of hire and show a
significant potential for developing independent funding.
Post-doctoral experience is desirable, but not required. The
successful applicant will work with investigators of the FES Center
to develop neuroprosthetic systems for implementation in upper
extremity stroke. The position provides full salary support for up to
two years. The investigator will be expected to generate peer review
publications and applications for research funding within 12 months.
Only US citizens are eligible. Salary is competitive and commensurate
with experience.

Interested candidates should contact Cheryl Dudek for further
information at: Phone (216) 707-6421 Fax (216) 707-6420, e-mail:

Applicants should submit full curriculum vitae and a brief statement
of research interests to:

Dr. Patrick E. Crago
C/o Cheryl Dudek
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Mail Stop 151 AW/APT
10701 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106-1702
Email: cdudek@fes.case.edu