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jthrelkeld48
07-27-2009, 01:43 AM
Postdoctoral Research Position
Rehabilitation Science Research Laboratory
Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska
USA

Position available immediately.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the
Rehabilitation Science Research Laboratory of the Department of Physical
Therapy, Creighton University. The successful candidate will join in a
team with a spectrum of expertise in movement science, rehabilitation
engineering and clinical research. The primary responsibilities of the
position are to participate in the design, collection, extraction,
processing, analysis, write-up and dissemination of research examining
physiological and biomechanical characteristics of motor symptoms in
individuals with movement disorders. An important emphasis of the
post-doctoral position is to participate in grant writing and submission
related to laboratory research initiatives. Other responsibilities
include laboratory record keeping, contacting and scheduling subjects,
preparing graphics, setup/calibrating/maintaining equipment and ordering
supplies.

Applicants should have a PhD in one of the following disciplines or a
related area: biomedical engineering, biomechanics, mechanical
engineering, exercise science, kinesiology. Experiences in biomedical
measurements of human movements and Matlab program are highly desirable.


The Creighton Rehabilitation Science Research Laboratory is focused on
analysis of movements with particular emphasis on persons with
neurologic or orthopedic impairments. The laboratory is equipped with a
Biodex, MotionAnalysis Hi-Rez system using EvA RealTime, Kintrack and
Orthotrak software running on Windows XP computing platforms,
custom-built apparatus measuring upper extremity movements. Overground
gait and treadmill are the primary activities targeted for clinical
analysis. Adjunctive data are acquired from a force platform, two
electromyography systems (Delsys and Motion Lab Systems; both surface
and fine wire), accelerometers and footswitch/event markers
(http://rehablab.creighton.edu).

The position is primarily funded through an NIH grant for two years and
may be renewed depending on the funding situation. Additional details
can be found online at:
https://careers.creighton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.js
p?time=1248708890285


For information about the position and the work environment or to apply,
please submit a CV and three letters of recommendation to

A. Joseph Threlkeld, PT, PhD

Director, Rehabilitation Science Research Laboratory
Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska 68178
402/280-5676
jthrel@creighton.edu


402/280-5676 (V)
402/280-5692 (F)