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  • Postdoc position in Motor Control at the Penn State University

    Dear Colleagues,

    Position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Motor Control
    at the Pennsylvania State University, Department of Kinesiology

    Project Supervisor: Dagmar Sternad

    We are currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join our studies
    on motor control. Our research focus is on the structure of variability and
    the role of stability in the acquisition and performance of skilled
    actions. The experimental work is conducted in a virtual environment.
    Complementing the behavioral and theoretical work are fMRI studies that
    examine the brain processes involved in learning goal-oriented behavior.
    The postdoctoral fellow should have a background and expertise in at least
    one of the following fields: motor control and learning, biomechanics,
    experimental psychology, nonlinear dynamics and modeling, analysis of fMRI
    data. Experience with computers and programming (Matlab) is expected.
    Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or expect to receive it by January 2004) in
    Kinesiology, Experimental Psychology, Neuroscience, or Physical and
    Engineering Sciences, with an academic record of scientific excellence,
    independent research, and a strong interest in an interdisciplinary
    approach to motor control. The applicant is expected to get involved in
    existing research projects but is also encouraged to bring to bear his/her
    expertise into the research project.

    The Department of Kinesiology at the Pennsylvania State University has a
    strong focus on motor control and biomechanics with many faculty members
    working on related issues. This provides a stimulating environment for
    collaborations and interdisciplinary research. The project includes
    collaborations with Hermann MÓler, University of Saarbrřken, Germany,
    William Warren, Brown University, and Tjeerd Dijkstra, University of
    Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The position will be supported by a NIH grant.

    Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, list of publications, and two
    letters of recommendation to be sent to the address below. Application
    materials should be received by January 15, 2004.

    Dagmar Sternad
    Department of Kinesiology
    266 Rec Hall
    Pennsylvania State University
    University Park PA 16802
    Tel.: (814)-863-7369 (office) 863-0355 (lab)
    Fax: (814)-863-7360
    e-mail: dxs48@psu.edu
    http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/d/x/dxs48/Action_Lab
    http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/d/x/dxs48/



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    ************************************************** *****************Dagmar
    Sternad
    Associate Professor
    Department of Kinesiology
    Pennsylvania State University
    266 Recreation Building
    University Park PA 16802
    Tel.: (814)-863-7369 (office) 863-0355 (lab)
    Fax: (814)-863-7360
    http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/d/x/dxs48/Action_Lab
    http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/d/x/dxs48/
    ************************************************** ******************

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