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    The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, a Northwestern University
    affiliated academic rehabilitation hospital is pleased to offer the
    "Brinson Foundation Stroke Research Fellowship".
    This fellowship is designed to help train postdoctoral researchers to
    undertake intensive research in the broad area of stroke mechanisms,
    pathophysiology, movement biomechanics and rehabilitation, under the
    supervision of one or more of the research faculty of the RIC and
    Northwestern University.

    Potential areas of research training include, but are not limited to:
    1. Pathophysiology of stroke and its sequelae
    2. Brain imaging in stroke, and impact of rehabilitation interventions
    3. Impaired movement kinematics and controls
    4. Disturbances of reflex
    5. Robotics applications for diagnosis and treatment of motor
    impairments in either the upper or lower extremity.
    6. Clinical research studies include drug trials evaluating
    restoration of function, prevention of complications, and improvement
    of speech and neglect.

    Applicants will have been awarded a Ph.D. within the past 5 years,
    typically training in engineering, neuroscience, or related
    The award consists of a stipend of $50,000/yr for a minimum of 2 years.
    There will also be a travel allowance provided. Prospective applicants
    should consult relevant RIC web pages for further information about our
    research programs and related clinical activities.

    Candidates should apply by sending a letter (or email) to Dr W.Z. Rymer
    (see address below) in which they describe their recent research
    activities, and outline their future research interests. Applicants
    should also identify areas of RIC stroke research that appear to be of
    interest. Please include a recent CV, and a list of 3 - 4 referees.

    Applications are due by December 1, 2004, and the award will be
    announced before FEBRUARY 1 2003. The start date of the position is
    negotiable. Applications and inquiries should be sent to

    Dr William Z. Rymer
    Director of Research
    Suite 1406, RIC,
    345 east superior
    Chicago, Illinois
    USA, 60611
    Phone 312 238-3381
    FAX 312 238-2208

    Minority applicants and disabled individuals are strongly encouraged to

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