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bprilutsky96
07-16-2007, 05:30 AM
Postdoctoral position at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

The Center for Human Movement Studies at the School of Applied
Physiology of Georgia Tech (http://www.ap.gatech.edu/) is inviting
applications for a postdoctoral position to work on a project
"Sensorimotor Control of Locomotion after Peripheral Nerve Injury".
The scope of the project will include investigations of (1)
mechanical response of the local musculoskeletal system to peripheral
nerve injury and repair, (2) short-term compensation of muscle
coordination during the recovery from self-reinnervation of selected
ankle extensors in the cat, and (3) contribution of proprioception
from intact muscles to adaptation of the motor patterns to the loss
of feedback in selected ankle extensors. The research will involve
close collaboration with the groups of Dr. Arthur English (Emory
University) and T. Richard Nichols (Emory University/Georgia Tech).
The Center for Human Movement Studies has a 6-camera Vicon system,
three small Bertec force platforms, and equipment for recording
muscle and nerve activity and forces from selected muscles.

The appointment will start immediately and be for one year initially
and renewable up to a total of 3-5 years. Successful candidate is
expected to have a background in human/animal movement science,
biomedical engineering, neurophysiology or related fields. Experience
in motion analysis, animal surgery and chronic physiological
recordings is beneficial.

Existing research programs at the School of Applied Physiology use a
systems physiology approach to study movement and mobility at all
levels, from molecule to organism. Research areas include muscle and
exercise physiology, neural control, biomechanics, and prosthetics
and orthotics. Opportunities for collaboration exist on campus and
with the Emory School of Medicine, Georgia State University and the
Atlanta VA Medical Center. Georgia Tech is one of the top 10 US
public research universities and is situated on an attractive 400
acre campus in the heart of Atlanta, a culturally-rich and dynamic city.

Please send CV, research summary, and contact information of three
references to Dr. Robert J. Gregor at robert.gregor@ap.gatehc.edu or
Dr. Boris I. Prilutsky at boris.prilutsky@ap.gatech.edu.

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Boris I. Prilutsky, Ph.D.
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology
281 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0356
Phone: (404) 894-7659
Fax: (404) 894-7593
E-mail: boris.prilutsky@ap.gatech.edu