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jhuggins97
11-12-2009, 05:06 AM
Brain-Computer Interface Postdoctoral Position
Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Fellowship
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Michigan

The University of Michigan, Department of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation is accepting applications for a 2-year Advanced
Rehabilitation Research Postdoctoral Fellowship to begin immediately. The
primary research focus will be on adapting, developing and testing
algorithms for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) operating under clinical
instead of laboratory conditions. Fellows will participate in a variety
of didactic and practical experiences, including academic courses,
research seminars, presentations, collaborative research projects, and
lectures at meetings and national conferences. Opportunities for a brief
clinical rotation are available. Cross cutting themes include health
disparities and community needs of underserved populations with
disabilities, women's health, and aging with disability.

The Fellow will work with Dr. Jane Huggins as a primary mentor to develop
an individualized research plan and will participate in Dr. Huggins'
Direct Brain Interface research project (www.umich.edu/~umdbi). Fellows
are also expected to complete a rotation at the Ann Arbor Center for
Independent Living, a community based agency serving persons with
disabilities. At completion of this research training program, fellows
will have acquired and enhanced specific research skills; learned know how
to collaborate effectively across rehabilitation areas and disciplines;
and have demonstrated a capacity to apply the results of research to the
problems of persons with disabilities.

All applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. and show a
commitment to research, including interest in BCIs or assistive
technology. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is strongly
preferred. The fellowship offers a competitive salary plus an excellent
benefits package. In addition, fellows will have tuition and travel
stipends to present at national conferences or visit with mentors at other
sites.

To apply, send a personal statement describing career objectives,
background and experience as well as three letters of support, a copy of
graduate transcripts, CV, and published materials (if available) to: Jane
Huggins, Ph.D., janeh@umich.edu or University of Michigan Department of
PM&R, C640 Med Inn Building, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI
48108. Please e-mail inquiries to kmorefie@umich.edu or call (734)
763-5600. The University of Michigan is a Non-Discriminatory Affirmative
Action Employer.

Please visit our website at
http://www.med.umich.edu/pmr/edu/arrt.htm


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