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  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Munich/London

    2 Year Postdoctoral Fellowship, Neuroprosthetics
    in the frame of the EU project "NeuralPRO".
    (1 year Munich, 1 year London/Salisbury)

    The Institute of Automatic Control Engineering (Technical
    University of Munich, Germany) and the Department of
    Medical Physics and Bioengineering (University College
    London, England) invite applications for a postdoctoral
    fellowship in neuroprosthetics.

    Topic:
    Design and test of control strategies for a neuroprosthesis
    for paraplegic patients.

    Project description:
    In this project control strategies should be designed and
    tested for FES-supported standing-up and sitting-down
    movements in paraplegic subjects (FES: functional
    electrical stimulation). The candidate will spend the first
    year at the Technical University of Munich, in order to
    design sensor and closed-loop control strategies on the
    basis of a biomechanical model. In the second year the
    candidate should work at the University College London
    and Salisbury District Hospital, to test these strategies in
    a number of paraplegics. The research is part of the
    "neuralPRO" research training network, financed by the
    EU Human Potential program and will involve close
    cooperation with several European partners.

    Requirements for the candidate:
    - The candidate should have a Ph.D. or related degree
    in one of the following fields: Biomedical, Electrical,
    or Mechanical Engineering or Movement Sciences,
    Physical Therapy.
    - The candidate should have a background in several of
    the following fields: neuroprosthetics, biomechanics,
    biomedical engineering, system engineering, sensor
    systems, control engineering, modelling and simulation,
    signal processing, neurophysiology. He/she should be
    willing to supplement knowledge in other fields.
    - The candidate should be a national of an EU state
    (but NON-German and NON-British) or a state
    associated with the EU.
    - The candidate should be 34 or younger.

    Starting date:
    As soon as possible.

    Contact:
    Candidates should send an application letter, CV, and
    certifications to:
    Dr. Robert Riener
    Institute of Automatic Control Engineering (LSR)
    Technical University of Munich
    80290 M√ľnchen, GERMANY
    Tel.: +49 89 289 23421, Fax: +49 89 289 28340
    E-mail: mailto:robert.riener@ei.tum.de

    Further information:
    - about TU Munich: http://www.lsr.ei.tum.de/
    - about UC London: http://www.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/
    - about NeuralPRO: http://improving-rtn.sti.jrc.it/network/
    (put in NeuralPRO or contract #: HPRN-CT-2000-00030)

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    Dr.-Ing. Robert Riener
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    Neuroprosthetics & VR in Medicine
    Institute of Automatic Control Engineering (LSR)
    Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM)
    80290 Muenchen, Germany

    Phone: +49-89-289-23421 (-28396)
    Fax: +49-89-289-28340
    E-mail: mailto:robert.riener@ei.tum.de
    WWW: http://www.lsr.ei.tum.de/~riener
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