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mmirbag31
03-20-2010, 04:23 AM
POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN REHABILITATION, NEUROSCIENCE, NEURAL ENGINEERING;
SENSORY MOTOR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM, REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO;
PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

A post-doctoral position has recently become available in the Neural
Engineering Laboratory at the Sensory Motor Performance Program,
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

The successful candidate will participate in research experiments that aim
to minimize the motor impairment after neurological injury, such as stroke
or spinal cord injury. In particular, the candidate will participate in
quantifying the contributing factors to motor impairment, exploring recovery
patterns, and predicting these recovery patterns at early stage of injury,
with the goal of optimizing treatment.

The Neural Engineering 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.

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 neural/rehabilitation/mechanical
or electrical engineering, neuroscience, physical therapy, human movement
science, 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, 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
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.