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

    We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow and a graduate
    assistant to work in the area of motor control. Our research is on
    motor control and learning, with a focus on stability and variability
    in human sensorimotor systems, with extensions to clinical
    populations and rehabilitation. Our interdisciplinary research
    program bridges the areas of motor control, biomechanics and
    engineering, neuroscience and psychology. The overall goal of our
    research is to understand 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 surface EMG, 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

    Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Physical and
    Engineering Sciences, or Neuroscience or Psychology with an academic
    record of scientific excellence, independent research, and a strong
    interest in an interdisciplinary approach to motor control. The
    applicant should have expertise in at least one of the following
    fields: motor control, biomechanics, dynamic modeling, perception of
    motion, neuroscience. Experience 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
    research. The department also offers a broad spectrum of graduate
    courses and seminars in this area of research, offering an excellent
    educational setting for students.

    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 December 20, 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
    Departments of Kinesiology and Integrative Biosciences
    Program in Motor Control and Neuroscience
    Executive Editor of Journal of Motor Behavior
    Pennsylvania State University
    266 REC Hall
    University Park PA 16803
    Tel: 814-863-7369 (office)
    814-863-0355 (lab)
    Fax: 814-865-1275