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    Positions for a Postdoctoral Fellow and a Graduate Assistant in Motor
    Control and Biomechanics
    Dagmar Sternad, Action Lab
    Pennsylvania State University, Departments of Kinesiology and
    Integrative Biosciences

    We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work in the
    area of motor control and biomechanics. One project is on locomotion,
    with research ranging from modeling walking to the perception of
    gait. A second project is on motor learning, with a focus on
    stability and variability in multi-dimensional systems. Our
    interdisciplinary research program bridges the areas of motor
    control, biomechanics and engineering, neuroscience and psychology.
    The overall theme of our research is the study the generation of
    perceptually controlled behavior in biological systems.

    Several experimental stations are developed and ready for use,
    ranging from two virtual reality set-ups with a robot manipulandum,
    3D motion analysis system with EMG capabilities, to facilities for
    the analysis of brain imaging data. Our laboratory is currently
    supported by the National Science Foundation, The National Institutes
    of Health and the Office of Naval Research. For more information
    visit our website.

    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. Expertise in
    programming is expected (Matlab, C++, Graphics programming, etc.).
    He/she 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

    Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, 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 February 15, 2007.

    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