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08-28-2008, 07:46 AM
POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, NEURAL OR REHABILITATION
ENGINEERING, KINESIOLOGY
PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION DEPARTMENT, NORTHWESTERN
UNIVERSITYSENSORY; SENSORY MOTOR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM, REHABILITATION
INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
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/Northwestern
University. This lab is well equipped with modern motion testing devices and
advanced control systems, which enable us to study ankle, knee, hip, elbow,
and shoulder neuromuscular behavior. We are capable of investigating the
effects of the interventions on different human joints.
The successful candidate will participate in research on spinal cord injury
or stroke that uses advanced engineering techniques to characterize
neuromuscular properties and also to examine the effects of novel physical
and pharmacological interventions on recovery in patients with spinal cord
injury or stroke.
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 biomedical engineering, neural
engineering, rehabilitation engineering, biomechanics, kinesiology or a
related discipline. Experience with human movement, biomechanical
measurements, or motion analysis particularly in populations with spinal
cord injury 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.