View Full Version : The Brinson Post-doctoral Fellowship

06-07-2007, 01:26 AM
The Sensory Motor Performance Program (SMPP) at the Rehabilitation
Institute of Chicago (RIC) is offering a prestigious two-year
post-doctoral fellowship to a recent graduate who can demonstrate an
interest in stroke pathophysiology, impairment or treatment.

The SMPP is devoted to the study of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and
sensory disorders that are associated with abnormal control of posture
and movement. The RIC, which houses the SMPP, is a Northwestern
University affiliated academic hospital, offering rehabilitation care to
patients with an array of neurological 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 Brinson fellow will conduct their research primarily in the Neural
Plasticity Laboratory, directed by Dr James Stinear. The aims of the
laboratory are to better understand the cortical control of human
movement and to develop movement-related and stimulation-induced
techniques for enhancing motor system plasticity following neural

The Neural Plasticity Laboratory is currently conducting research on
pathological muscle synergies post-stroke; investigating cortical
stimulation to enhance upper limb motor recovery; and is developing
stimulation enhanced walking re-training protocols for stroke survivors.

The recipient will have been awarded a PhD within the past 5 years, and
will have publications relating to human neurophysiology and/or MRI
research in peer reviewed journals.

The appointment would be for 2 years, and the salary will be

Please submit applications to
James W Stinear, PhD
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Suite 1400
345 E. Superior
Chicago IL 60611

Applications should include a recent CV, a statement of research
interests relevant to stroke, and a list of 3-4 potential referees,
including their contact details. Applications will be accepted until the
position is filled.

James W Stinear, DC PhD
Research Associate
Neural Plasticity Laboratory
Sensory Motor Performance Program
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
& Northwestern University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
345 E Superior St
Suite 1406
Chicago IL
Phone (312) 2382695
Fax (312) 2382208
Email: j-stinear@northwestern.edu