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    Position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Motor Control and Biomechanics
    Pennsylvania State University, Department of Kinesiology

    The Action Lab at the Pennsylvania State University is seeking a
    highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work in the area of motor
    control and biomechanics. The specific project in on locomotion, with
    research spanning from modeling walking to the perception of gait.
    This interdisciplinary research program is a collaboration between
    researchers in signal processing and pattern recognition, psychology
    and kinesiology.

    Ongoing research in the lab is dedicated to study the generation of
    perceptually controlled behavior in biological systems. Other foci of
    research are on motor learning and variability in multi-dimensional
    systems and the modeling of task dynamics. Complementing the
    behavioral and theoretical work are fMRI studies that examine the
    brain processes involved in simple and complex movements. The
    postdoctoral fellow should have expertise in at least one of the
    following fields: biomechanics, motor control, dynamic modeling,
    perception of motion. Experience with computers and programming
    (Matlab, C++, Graphics programming, etc.) is expected.

    Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Physical
    and Engineering Sciences, or Neuroscience 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

    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

    The position is available for up to three years. Applicants should
    submit a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, and two
    letters of recommendation to be sent to the address below. To receive
    full consideration application materials should be received by July
    31, 2006.

    Dagmar Sternad
    Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Biosciences
    Pennsylvania State University
    266 Rec Hall
    University Park PA 16802
    Tel.: (814)-863-7369 (office) 863-0355 (lab)
    Dagmar Sternad
    Associate Professor
    Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Biosciences
    Program in Motor Control and Neuroscience
    Pennsylvania State University
    266 REC Hall
    University Park PA 16803
    Tel: 814-863-7369 (office)
    814-863-0355 (lab)
    Fax: 814-863-7360