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jbdingwell38
06-18-2010, 10:33 PM
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 (R01) position
available immediately (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 (CFI) at Brooke Army Medical
Center in San Antonio, TX, about one hour's drive south of Austin. CFI
is a truly unique, world-class state-of-the art facility focused on
research and rehabilitation of injured service members. More info
about the CFI can be found at:

http://www.sammc.amedd.army.mil/patient/departments/orthopedic/sammc_north/cfi/

http://www.sammc.amedd.army.mil/patient/departments/orthopedic/sammc_north/cfi/vignettes/cfi_vignettes.asp
(See in particular the "CAREN" and "Gait Lab" videos)

http://www.smithgroup.com/?id=536

http://dodvclips.mil/?fr_story=83c633f8578e768d213e24719918a1157ea4df2d&rf=sitemap

More information about the Nonlinear Biodynamics Lab can be found at:

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 complete detailed CV, and names
of three professional colleagues who can be contacted for references
to Jonathan Dingwell . Review of
applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is
filled.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you have questions.

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Jonathan Dingwell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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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