Post-doctoral Fellowship (1) and Ph.D. Associateships (2)
available at Arizona State University

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Fellowship and two PhD
studentships in Motor Control under the supervision of Dr. Marco Santello at
the Department of Exercise Science, Arizona State University. The research
at the Motor Control Lab focuses on the control of grasping and the
coordination of finger movement and forces. An overview of Dr. Santello's
research can be viewed at:

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Motor Control (1): A
post-doctoral position is available in the NIH-supported research project
"Neural Control of Grasping". The main focus of this 4-year project is the
simultaneous coordination of hand muscle activity and grip forces underlying
grasping as a function of hand posture and task constraints. The project
will involve recording intramuscular EMG (single and multi-unit recording),
multiple contact forces/torques and data processing (mathematical modeling,
statistical analysis). The resources of the lab include a multichannel EMG
recording and muscle electrical stimulator, ATI Nano 17 force/torque
transducers, Cyberglove as well as other motion analysis systems.
Familiarity with signal processing, computer programming and modeling
(Matlab and/or LabView) is desirable. Dr. Santello is also a member of the
NSF-IGERT faculty (, an
Interdisciplinary Graduate Training program involving several departments at
ASU (Exercise Science, Bioengineering, Biology, Anthropology, Computer
Science) as well as research groups in the Phoenix area (Barrow
Neurological Institute and Good Samaritan Hospital). The research
environment is particularly conducive to foster interactions and
collaborations with other groups addressing complementary research
questions. PhD in Motor Control or related field such as neurophysiology,
biomechanics, or bioengineering required. Familiarity with signal
processing, computer programming and modeling (MATLAB and/or LABVIEW)
desired. The position is available starting from March 1, 2002. Application
deadline is January 2, 2002 or every 2 weeks thereafter until filled.
Applications must include a CV, a statement from the applicant including a
letter of interest, a summary of research interests, and three letters of
reference. Applications must be sent to: Marco Santello, Motor Control Lab,
Department of Exercise Science, PEBE 107B, Arizona State University, Tempe,
AZ 85287-0404 (for enquiries, please call: 480-965-8279, or email:
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PhD Associateships (2): The PhD associateships are available starting in the
Fall 2002. Students interested in graduate studies in Motor Control are
encouraged to send their application to: Jill Butler, Graduate Secretary,
Exercise Science Program, Room 107B, PEBE, Arizona State University, Tempe,
AZ 85287-0404 (ph: 480-965-9580). The program brochure with the application
information can be downloaded from:
The Interdisciplinary Exercise Science Graduate Program is designed to
facilitate interdisciplinary and cross disciplinary research and includes
emphasis in: Motor Control, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, and Sport
Psychology. Applicants must have completed a Masters Degree in an
appropriate field of study. Master's in Motor Control or Kinesiology and
familiarity with data acquisition, processing and analysis desired.
Applicants need to submit by January 15, or every Tuesday thereafter until
filled: ASU Graduate and Department application form (available on the
website), GRE scores, TOEFL score (if appropriate), letter of intent, and
three letters of recommendation.

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