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12-12-2007, 05:30 PM
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Engineering

The position of an Assistant Professor in Rehabilitation Engineering is available at the De*partment of Mechanical and Process Engineering of ETH Zurich, Switzerland. The professorship will be realized in the frame of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) "Neural Plasticity and Repair" (www.nccr-neuro.ethz.ch ). The scientific challenge will be the develop*ment and evaluation of techniques and methods for patient-centered therapies in the field of neurorehabilitation.

The successful candidate is expected to have strong technical background, e.g. in engineer*ing, physics, information technology, control, robotics, and some cross-disciplinary experience in biology, medicine and/or therapy. The selected candidate will be committed to research in one or several of the following areas: techniques of Virtual Reality for motor and neuro-cogni*tive rehabilitation, rehabilitation and assistive robotics and neuroprosthetics (including FES, BCI, deep brain stimulation). We search for a young personality, with excellent scientific re*cord, inventive research ideas, and readiness for teaching. Interdisciplinary collaborations with clinical and basic science groups are expected. Readiness for technological transfer of results to the industry is highly recommended. Courses at Master level may be taught in English.

This assistant professorship has been established to promote the careers of younger scien*tists. Initial appointment is for four years, with the possibility of renewal for an additional two-year pe*riod.

Please submit your application together with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and an outline of future research to the President of ETH Zurich, Raemistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland, no later than February 15, 2008. With a view towards increasing the propor*tion of female professors, ETH Zurich specifically encourages female candidates to apply.


ETH Zurich

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Riener

Sensory-Motor Systems Lab


Tannenstrasse 1

8092 Zürich

+41 (0)44 632 66 79 Tel

+41 (0)44 632 18 76 Fax

Email: riener@mavt.ethz.ch

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