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Dagmar Sternad
01-02-2009, 07:15 AM
Position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Motor Control

Dagmar Sternad, Action Lab
Northeastern University
Departments of Biology, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics
Center for the Interdisciplinary Research on Complex Systems

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work in the area
of sensorimotor control and neuroscience. Our research is on motor control
and motor 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, and physics. The overall goal of our research is to understand
the generation of perceptually controlled behavior in biological systems.

Several experimental stations are available, ranging from two virtual
reality set-ups with a robot manipulandum, 3D motion analysis system with
surface EMG. The lab will also acquire more data collection systems in the
near future. 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 one of the following disciplines:
Biology, Kinesiology, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Physics,
Neuroscience or Psychology. The applicant should demonstrate an academic
record of scientific excellence, independent research, and a strong
interest in an interdisciplinary approach to motor control and should have
expertise in at least one of the following fields: motor control,
biomechanics, dynamic modeling, motor neuroscience. Experience in
programming is expected (Matlab, C++, Graphics programming, Statistics
packages, 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 Action Lab is located in the Department of Biology at Northeastern
University with affiliations to the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering and Physics as well as the Center for Interdisciplinary
Research in Complex Systems. Northeastern University is located in the
heart of Boston and our lab has collaborations with colleagues in other
institutions in the Boston area which, with its unparalleled academic
environment, provides stimulating opportunities for interdisciplinary
research.

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 February 1, 2009.

Dagmar Sternad
Professor
Departments of Biology, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Physics
134 Mugar Life Science Building
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115
Phone: 617-373-5093
Fax: 617-373-3724
http://www.northeastern.edu/actionlab/index.htm


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Dagmar Sternad
Professor
Departments of Biology, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Physics
134 Mugar Life Science Building
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115
Phone: 617-373-5093
Fax: 617-373-3724
http://www.northeastern.edu/actionlab/index.htm