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jbdingwell38
01-11-2010, 01:14 AM
Post-Doctoral Study at U. Texas Austin & Brooke Army Medical Center,
San Antonio, TX

The Nonlinear Biodynamics Lab at UT Austin and the Military
Performance Lab at the Center for the Intrepid / Brooke Army Medical
Center (CFI/BAMC) in San Antonio, TX has one NIH-funded position
available for early Spring 2010 (start date negotiable, but as soon
as available) to study balance and stability control mechanisms in
individuals with lower limb amputation. This position is for a
Post-Doctoral Research Associate. The specific project involves
applying advanced virtual reality interventions and computational
data analysis approaches to determine how patients respond to
specific challenges to their dynamic stability (i.e. different
perturbations) while walking. This project has implications for
understanding the basic neural and mechanical mechanisms that govern
the control of walking and also has direct clinical applications to
developing advanced VR interventions to help improve walking ability
in these patients.

The majority of the work will be performed at the state of the art
facilities at the Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical
Center in San Antonio, TX, about one hour's drive south of Austin.
More info about the CFI can be found at:
http://www.smithgroup.com/?id=536
http://www.fallenheroesfund.org/About-IFHF/Fund-History/The-Center-for-the-Intrepid.aspx
http://www.army.mil/-news/2007/01/30/1570-50-million-rehabilitation-center-opens-on-fort-sam-houston/
http://dodvclips.mil/?fr_story=83c633f8578e768d213e24719918a1157ea4df2d&rf=sitemap

More information about the Nonlinear Biodynamics Lab and the kinds of
research we do can be found on our web pages:
http://www.edb.utexas.edu/faculty/dingwell/

A Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or closely
related field is required. Prior experience with virtual reality
based rehabilitation, computational biomechanics and/or analysis of
biomechanical data (e.g., gait analysis) is strongly desired. Solid
computer programming skills (e.g., Matlab, C++, etc.) are essential.

Please e-mail a letter of interest, a detailed CV (with the list of
publications), and three names of colleagues who can be contacted for
references to Jonathan Dingwell . Review
of applications will begin immediately. Please submit full
applications no later than February 1, 2010. If for any reason you
feel you need additional time, please contact me.


RELATED WEBSITES:
Nonlinear Biodynamics Lab: http://www.edb.utexas.edu/faculty/dingwell/
The University of Texas: http://www.utexas.edu/
Austin 360: http://www.austin360.com/


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Jonathan Dingwell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology
University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station, D3700
Austin, TX 78712-0360

Phone: 512-232-1782
Lab: 512-471-4017
Fax: 512-471-8914
Web: http://www.edb.utexas.edu/faculty/dingwell/

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