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    Postdoctoral position at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

    The Center for Human Movement Studies at the School of Applied
    Physiology of Georgia Tech ( is inviting
    applications for a postdoctoral position to work on a project
    "Sensorimotor Control of Locomotion after Peripheral Nerve Injury".
    The scope of the project will include investigations of (1)
    mechanical response of the local musculoskeletal system to peripheral
    nerve injury and repair, (2) short-term compensation of muscle
    coordination during the recovery from self-reinnervation of selected
    ankle extensors in the cat, and (3) contribution of proprioception
    from intact muscles to adaptation of the motor patterns to the loss
    of feedback in selected ankle extensors. The research will involve
    close collaboration with the groups of Dr. Arthur English (Emory
    University) and T. Richard Nichols (Emory University/Georgia Tech).
    The Center for Human Movement Studies has a 6-camera Vicon system,
    three small Bertec force platforms, and equipment for recording
    muscle and nerve activity and forces from selected muscles.

    The appointment will start immediately and be for one year initially
    and renewable up to a total of 3-5 years. Successful candidate is
    expected to have a background in human/animal movement science,
    biomedical engineering, neurophysiology or related fields. Experience
    in motion analysis, animal surgery and chronic physiological
    recordings is beneficial.

    Existing research programs at the School of Applied Physiology use a
    systems physiology approach to study movement and mobility at all
    levels, from molecule to organism. Research areas include muscle and
    exercise physiology, neural control, biomechanics, and prosthetics
    and orthotics. Opportunities for collaboration exist on campus and
    with the Emory School of Medicine, Georgia State University and the
    Atlanta VA Medical Center. Georgia Tech is one of the top 10 US
    public research universities and is situated on an attractive 400
    acre campus in the heart of Atlanta, a culturally-rich and dynamic city.

    Please send CV, research summary, and contact information of three
    references to Dr. Robert J. Gregor at or
    Dr. Boris I. Prilutsky at

    Boris I. Prilutsky, Ph.D.
    School of Applied Physiology
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    281 Ferst Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30332-0356
    Phone: (404) 894-7659
    Fax: (404) 894-7593