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Dagmar Sternad
11-09-2007, 12:59 PM
Positions for a Postdoctoral Fellow and a Graduate Assistant in Motor Control
Dagmar Sternad, Action Lab
Pennsylvania State University
Departments of Kinesiology and Integrative Biosciences

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow and a graduate
assistant to work in the area of motor control. Our research is on
motor control and learning, with a focus on stability and variability
in human sensorimotor systems, with extensions to clinical
populations and rehabilitation. Our interdisciplinary research
program bridges the areas of motor control, biomechanics and
engineering, neuroscience and psychology. The overall goal of our
research is to understand the generation of perceptually controlled
behavior in biological systems.

Several experimental stations are developed and ready for use,
ranging from two virtual reality set-ups with a robot manipulandum,
3D motion analysis system with surface EMG, to facilities for the
analysis of brain imaging data. Our laboratory is currently supported
by the National Science Foundation, The National Institutes of Health
and the Office of Naval Research. For more information visit our
website.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Physical and
Engineering Sciences, or Neuroscience or Psychology with an academic
record of scientific excellence, independent research, and a strong
interest in an interdisciplinary approach to motor control. The
applicant should have expertise in at least one of the following
fields: motor control, biomechanics, dynamic modeling, perception of
motion, neuroscience. Experience in programming is expected (Matlab,
C++, Graphics programming, etc.). He/she 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 department also offers a broad spectrum of graduate
courses and seminars in this area of research, offering an excellent
educational setting for students.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, 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 December 20, 2007.


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
Professor
Departments of Kinesiology and Integrative Biosciences
Program in Motor Control and Neuroscience
Executive Editor of Journal of Motor Behavior
Pennsylvania State University
266 REC Hall
University Park PA 16803
Tel: 814-863-7369 (office)
814-863-0355 (lab)
Fax: 814-865-1275
http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/d/x/dxs48/