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Sandro Mussa-ivaldi
08-20-1996, 07:16 AM
****** POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP ON MOTOR LEARNING ******

A postdoctoral position is available at the Sensory Motor Performance Program
of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) to work on learning and
adaptation of multi-joint arm movements. RIC is a Northwestern University
affiliated rehabilitation hospital, with close ties to Northwestern
University schools of medicine and engineering. The research is to be
be carried out with Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi, Ph.D. and involves both
experimental and theoretical components. The experimental work
will be based on the interaction of human subjects with a
two-joint robot manipulandum that has been recently been built
in Mussa-Ivaldi's lab. The manipulandum is controlled by a PC programmed in
C++. The theoretical work will involve the representation of
the arm's adaptive controller as a combination of non-linear basis
functions.

The position which is available immediately is for one year but it
is expected to be extended at least for a second year.
It requires a professional level of knowledge which is acquired with
a PhD in Engineering of Physics with emphasis in Biomedical research
and with some substantial background in Classical Mechanics and Control theory.
Technical proficiency in C++, PC platforms (DOS, Windows 95) real-time
programming and Unix (X) is highly desirable.

RIC offers competitive salary and benefits (EOE, M/F/D/V).
Applicants should send a CV, a statement of their interests and professional
goals (not longer than 1 page) and the names, addresses and telephone numbers
of at least two reference to Domenica Pappas either via
email (dgpappas@casbah.acns.nwu.edu) or via surface mail at the following
address:
Domenica Pappas
Administrative Supervisor
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
345 East Superior Street
Room 1406
Chicago, Illinois 60611


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Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi
(sandro@nwu.edu)