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10-26-2008, 06:36 PM
Maastricht University invites applications for the following vacancy:

Assistant Professor in the Department of Movement Sciences

Area of Expertise: Sensorimotor Neurosciences

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching in the area of sensorimotor neurosciences with a special emphasis on motor learning in healthy and clinical populations (e.g., elderly, CVA, Parkinson, spinal cord injury, and sport), including the underlying neuro-biological mechanisms (neuro-muscular plasticity).

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in the field of sensorimotor neurosciences. Besides participation in the current (fundamental) research lines ("motor control of arm-hand function"), he/she will be expected to help to develop an applied, clinical line of research centered on movement disorders and their rehabilitation especially in the area of arm-hand function (for instance, following CVA, trauma, Parkinson, Multiple Sclerosis). Knowledge of and experience with movement registration techniques (e.g., EMG, kinematics) and/or with measurement of brain function (e.g., EEG, fMRI) is an asset. An important aspect of the job is to write grant proposals.

Academic Context
This teaching/research post is in the Department of Movement Sciences which is situated in the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences. The successful candidate is a member of the Motor Function Group, whose members conduct multidisciplinary research focused on the cognitive, neuromuscular, and mechanical determinants of human motor behavior, in particular that of arm (arm-hand function) and leg (mobility). Cross-disciplinary collaboration is deemed important in order to develop innovative, externally funded, research projects.

A relevant Doctorate in Movement Sciences, Psychology, Biomedical Technology, or Neurosciences.
The appointment is for a period of 3 years.
For further information about this position contact Dr. Jos Adam (+31 433881389; email: jos.adam@bw.unimaas.nl).
Applicants are requested to provide a complete and updated Curriculum Vitae and details of two contactable referees. Applications must be submitted electronically to: Pzfdgw@FACBURFDGW.unimaas.nl
Closing Date: 23 November 2008

Kenneth Meijer PhD

Department of Human Movement Sciences
Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht (NUTRIM)
Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences
Universiteit Maastricht

Universiteitssingel 50, 6229 ER
PO Box 616, 6200 MD
+31 43 3881384