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04-03-2009, 05:44 AM
Doctoral / Postdoctoral Research Position
at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for Fall 2009

The Hand Neuromechanics Lab in the Department of Industrial Engineering at
the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is seeking motivated graduate
students/postdoctoral fellows to pursue research in the field of
biomechanics and neurorehabilitation.

Ideal applicants should have a degree in mechanical/industrial/biomedical
engineering, kinesiology, neuroscience, or a related discipline. Research
experience with motion analysis, force transducers, EMG, musculoskeletal
modeling, statistical analysis software, and programming (MATLAB, LabView)
is desirable. Experience with human subjects is a plus.


The labís specific research interests include:

1. Understand neurophysiologic and biomechanical mechanisms for poor hand
function following aging or neurologic disorders such as stroke.

2. Employ ergonomic design and develop rehabilitative interventions and
assistive devices to improve the quality of life for persons with
sensorimotor impairment.

We will be working collaboratively with investigators in diverse backgrounds
including engineers, kinesiologists, neuroscientists, therapists, and
physicians.


Interested individuals should immediately email a curriculum vita and a
letter detailing the applicant's research interest to:

Na Jin Seo, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical College of Wisconsin
Currently in the Sensory Motor Performance Program at the Rehabilitation
Institute of Chicago:
http://www.ric.org/research/centers/smpp/Staff/PostDocs/seo.aspx
Office: +1-312-238-1273
Email: n-seo@northwestern.edu


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