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01-31-2010, 03:02 PM
POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE, NEUROSCIENCE,
NEURO-REHABILITATION, MOTOR CONTROL
SENSORY MOTOR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM, REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO;
PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION DEPARTMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

A post-doctoral research associate position is now available in the Reflex,
Movement and spasticity Laboratory at the Sensory Motor Performance Program,
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

The successful candidate will participate in research experiments that
examine the effects of physical and pharmacological interventions on
neuromuscular properties and functional recovery in patients with incomplete
spinal cord injury or stroke, with the goal of optimizing treatment.

The Reflex, Movement and Spasticity lab is equipped with several novel
devices, which enable us to easily study many different joints in human
subjects. Using this lab, we can quantify neuromuscular properties, and
investigate the effects of the interventions on multiple joints. The Lokomat
is used for robotic-assisted treadmill training.

Opportunities exist to interact in collaborative research with engineering
and neuroscience faculty who specialize in neuro-rehabilitation, robotics in
rehabilitation, neuromuscular systems, motor control, learning, modeling,
and systems engineering.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in human movement science,
neuroscience, neural/rehabilitation engineering, physical therapy,
kinesiology or a related discipline. Experience with the assessment of human
movement, performance, function, or rehabilitation, biomechanical
measurements, or motion analysis particularly in populations with spinal
cord injury or stroke is highly desirable.

The appointment can start immediately and will be available for at least two
years. Salary is negotiable, and commensurate with experience.

To apply, fax or e-mail a cover letter with a statement of interests, a
resume/curriculum vita, and the names of three individuals who can be
contacted as references to:

Mehdi Mirbagheri, PhD
Phone: 312-238 1559
Fax: 312-238 2208
e-mail: mehdi@northwestern.edu

SENSORY MOTOR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
The Sensory Motor Performance Program (SMPP) at the Rehabilitation Institute
of Chicago (RIC) is devoted to the study of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular,
and sensory disorders that are associated with abnormal control of posture
and movement. Faculty members have appointments in the Northwestern
University Medical School and the Northwestern University Engineering
School. Approximately eighty research staff - including post-doctoral
research associates, graduate students, and support staff -- make up a
unique team of physicians, engineers, mathematicians, physiologists, and
occupational & physical therapists for the study of motor and sensory
dysfunctions. For additional information see:

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RIC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Woman and minority
applicants are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to
work in the United States.