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cmackinnon81
12-18-2009, 04:19 AM
*Postdoctoral Position Ė Project: Postural Instability and Gait
Disturbances in Parkinsonís Disease*
Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

A two-year postdoctoral fellowship position is available immediately in
the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory of Dr. Colum MacKinnon at
Northwestern University. The position is funded by a grant from the
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonís Research. The project is
examining the relationship between postural instabilities and gait
dysfunction in people with Parkinsonís disease and REM sleep behavior
disorder (RBD). The project will involve experiments examining postural
control, gait initiation, gait continuation, sleep impairments and MRI
scanning of the brain stem.

The preferred applicant will have a doctoral degree in the area of motor
control, biomechanics or neurophysiology related to the control of
posture, balance and gait and experience working with clinical
populations, particularly those with Parkinsonís disease. Expertise in
the use of EMG, motion analysis and force platform systems, and
programming in MatLab or LabView is preferred.

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is
contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter with a statement of
interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three
individuals who can be contacted as references to:

Colum MacKinnon
Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
645 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100
Chicago, IL, 60611
USA

Tel: (312) 908-6792
Fax: (312) 908-0741
E-mail: c-mackinnon@northwestern.edu

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Colum D. MacKinnon PhD
Assistant Professor & Associate Chair of Research
Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
645 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100
Chicago, IL, 60611
USA

Tel: (312) 908-6792
Fax: (312) 908-0741
E-mail: c-mackinnon@northwestern.edu
Web: http://www.medschool.northwestern.edu/nupthms