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  • Director of the Sensory Motor performance program (SMPP) at theRehabilitation Institute of Chicago

    The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is seeking a world leader
    in research on the sensory motor system and its disorders to hold the
    position of Director of the Sensory Motor Performance Program (SMPP).

    The Sensory Motor Performance Program (SMPP) at the Rehabilitation
    Institute of Chicago (RIC) is a group of 15 laboratories, devoted to the
    study of fundamental mechanisms underlying normal human motor activity,
    and their disturbances in neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.
    Towards this aim, research is driven by the tight collaboration between
    groups of scientists specializing in diverse topics relevant to
    rehabilitation. Faculty members have appointments in the Feinberg
    School of Medicine and the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied
    Science, which are both part of Northwestern University. Several
    faculty also hold appointments in other regional Universities, including
    the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and the Illinois Institute
    of Technology (IIT)

    The Director will help guiding the research programs of SMPP faculty
    with particular emphasis on mentoring and promoting career development
    of newly appointed faculty and staff. S/he will assist faculty with
    development of research themes, guide grant submission, and identify
    appropriate funding targets. The Director of the SMPP is charged with
    growing the scientific activities of the SMPP and is also responsible
    for related administrative functions within the SMPP, including staff
    supervision and financial accountability. The director will be part of
    the senior leadership team within RIC research.

    S/he will also be expected to establish a strong individual research
    program within RIC space, funded by federal or other sponsors. It is
    expected that the successful candidate holds a doctorate in engineering,
    neuroscience, medicine, or related discipline. S/he must be a proven
    performer in research, and a recognized leader within either the
    academic community, industry or government entities, who has
    successfully led a comprehensive biomedical or health-related research
    A competitive compensation package commensurate with experience will be
    offered to the successful candidate. The Director of SMPP will be
    qualified to hold full professor rank within Northwestern University
    Feinberg School of Medicine, in the Department of Physical Medicine and
    Rehabilitation. In addition, a substantial start-up package appropriate
    for an established research leader will be provided, including
    appropriate space, funds for equipment purchase, and for hiring
    collaborating faculty, support staff, and research assistants.

    All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in strictest
    confidence. Applicants should forward electronically (
    ) a letter of interest along with (1)
    curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of interest and (3) the names of three
    references addressed to:

    Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi, PhD
    Chair, Search Committee
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

    The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is an academic affiliate
    of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and an Equal
    Opportunity Employer.