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07-22-2008, 11:53 AM
POST-DOC POSTION IN HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE, NEURO-REHABILITATION, BIOMEDICAL
ENGINEERING



SENSORY MOTOR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM, REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION DEPT., NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY



A post-doctoral position has recently become available in the Reflex,
Movement and Spasticity Laboratory of W. Zev Rymer, MD PhD, at the Sensory
Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. This lab is
well equipped with modern technologies and advanced control systems, which
enables us to easily adjust the setup to study ankle, knee, hip, elbow, and
shoulder. Using this lab, we are capable of investigating the effects of the
interventions on different human joints. Lokomat Laboratory is also
available for robotic-assisted treadmill training.



The successful candidate will participate in researches that examine the
effects of novel physical and pharmacological interventions on neuromuscular
properties and functional recovery in patients with incomplete spinal cord
injury or stroke, with the goal of optimizing treatment.



Opportunities exist to interact in collaborative research with engineering
and neuroscience faculty who specialize in neuro-rehabilitation, robotics in
rehabilitation, neuromuscular system, motor control and learning, modeling,
and systems engineering.



Applicants should have a doctoral degree in movement science, kinesiology,
neuroscience, biomedical engineering, biomechanics, mechanical engineering
or a related discipline. Experience with human movement, biomechanical
measurements, or motion analysis particularly in populations with spinal
cord injury and/or stroke is highly desirable.



The appointment can start immediately and be for two years. Salary is
negotiable, and commensurate with experience.



To apply, fax or e-mail a cover letter with a statement of interests, a
resume/curriculum vita, and the names of three individuals who can be
contacted as references to:



Mehdi Mirbagheri, PhD

Voice: 312-238 1559

Fax: 312-238 2208

e-mail: mehdi@northwestern.edu



SENSORY MOTOR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

The Sensory Motor Performance Program (SMPP) at the Rehabilitation Institute
of Chicago (RIC) is devoted to the study of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular,
and sensory disorders that are associated with abnormal control of posture
and movement. Faculty members have appointments in the Northwestern
University Medical School and the Northwestern University Engineering
School. Approximately eighty research staff - including post-doctoral
research associates, graduate students, and support staff -- make up a
unique team of physicians, engineers, mathematicians, physiologists, and
occupational & physical therapists for the study of motor and sensory
dysfunctions. For additional information see:



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RIC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Woman and minority
applicants are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to
work in the United States.