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mwu23
07-29-2009, 12:31 AM
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The Motor Recovery Laboratory at the University of Texas Health Science Center ¨C Houston (UTHSC-H) (http://www.uth.tmc.edu/schools/med/phymed/) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow or a research associate. The successful candidate will primarily participate in the NIH-funded project ˇ°the respiratory-motor couplingˇ± (R01NS060774). The goals are 1) to examine underlying neurophysiologic mechanisms of the respiratory-motor coupling using non-invasive tools, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (ES), and 2) to explore the possibility of applying this new intervention for hand rehabilitation in stroke patients. He/she is also encouraged to bring his/her expertise into the research project. The successful candidate will work closely with Sheng Li, MD, PhD and Gerard Francisco MD. Opportunities exist to be involved in other research projects, e.g., rehabilitation robotic, or to interact in collaborative research with faculty within the UT/Baylor PM&R Alliance program (The link: http://www.bcm.edu/pmr/research/).

The Motor Recovery Laboratory is part of Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UTHSC-H. It is located in The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, TIRR (http://www.memorialhermann.org/locations/tirr/default.aspx). Our lab is equipped with TMS (BiStim), Electrical Stimulator, rehab robot (Rice arm), surface EMG, force sensors, and customized experimental apparatus.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in bioengineering, biomechanics, kinesiology, rehabilitation science, or related fields. Efficiency in Matlab and/or Labview is expected. Experience with human subject research, particularly stroke patients is highly desirable.

The appointment can start immediately after interviews. The initial appointment is two years with possibility of extension. Salary is negotiable, and commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates please submit (by postal mail or email): a resume/curriculum vita, two journal articles (pdf version), and the names of three individuals who can be contacted as references to:

Sheng Li, MD, PhD
TIRR Rm# A-220
1333 Moursund St
Houston, TX 77030

e-mail: sheng.li@uth.tmc.edu
Tel: 713-797-7561

The UTHSC-H is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/D/V (minority/female/disabled/veteran)









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Ming Wu, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Northwestern University, Chicago,IL, 60611
Tel: 312-238-0700
Fax: 312-238-2208
E_mail: w-ming@northwestern.edu