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01-27-2009, 07:24 AM
Maastricht University invites applications for the following vacancy:

Researcher in the Department of Human Movement Sciences

Area of Expertise: Biomedical Engineering, Human Movement Sciences,


The department of Human Movement Sciences of Maastricht University
collaborates in a consortium with Universities of Hasselt and Leuven to
improve and further develop robotic rehabilitation therapy for patients
with arm dysfunction (Multiple Sclerosis, CVA)

For this project we have a position for a (post-doctoral) researcher.
There are two main tasks for the (postdoctoral) researcher; 1) evaluate
and further develop an ambulatory motion analysis system for monitoring
arm use and function (the SensorSleeve). 2) apply the SensorSleeve in
an RCT in which Multiple Sclerosis patients receive robotic
rehabilitation therapy to improve their arm-hand function.

Academic Context

This research post is in the Department of Human Movement Sciences which
is situated in the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences. The
successful candidate will be a member of the Muscle Function and
Mobility Group, whose members conduct multidisciplinary research,
focused on the neuromuscular and mechanical determinants of human motor
behavior, in particular that of arm (arm-hand function) and leg


Biomedical Engineering, Movement Sciences or Neurosciences. Preferably a
docotorate in one of these fields. Knowledge of and experience with
movement registration techniques (e.g., 3D motion analysis, Inertial
sensing systems, surface EMG) is considered a prerequisite.

The appointment is for a period of 3 years. Salary depends on research

For further information about this position contact Dr. Kenneth Meijer
(+31 433881384; email: kenneth.meijer@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: kenneth.meijer@bw.unimaas.nl

Closing Date: 20 February 2009

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