View Full Version : Post-doc position at the Motor Control Laboratory at thePennsylvania State University

03-28-2009, 08:13 AM
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on one of the two
NIH-funded projects, or both. One of the projects is related to multi-joint,
multi-digit, and multi-muscle coordination in tasks such as vertical
posture, reaching, pressing, and manipulation of hand-held objects. It uses
the frameworks of the equilibrium-point hypothesis and the uncontrolled
manifold hypothesis. The other project is related to changes in the hand
function and digit coordination with healthy aging and practice/exercise.

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A successful applicant is expected to have a Ph.D. in physiology,

engineering, physics, or a related area. Experience with experimental
studies of human movements (using multi-component force/torque sensors,
force platforms, movement tracking systems, eye trackers, and surface
electromyography) and proficiency in MatLab, LabView and statistics are

We work in close collaboration with the group of Professor Vladimir
Zatsiorsky (Laboratory of Biomechanics). Our team consists of about 10
researchers representing 6 countries with expertise in various areas such as
physics, physiology, mathematics, computer science, engineering, and
physical therapy. There are possibilities of collaboration with other
faculty in the Department of Kinesiology and in other Departments at Penn

Applicants are encouraged to e-mail Dr. Mark Latash (mll11@psu.edu) a letter
of interest, a detailed CV (with the list of publications), and three names
of colleagues who could be contacted for references