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    A postdoctoral position is available at the Sensory Motor Performance Program
    of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) to work on learning and
    adaptation of multi-joint arm movements. RIC is a Northwestern University
    affiliated rehabilitation hospital, with close ties to Northwestern
    University schools of medicine and engineering. The research is to be
    be carried out with Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi, Ph.D. and involves both
    experimental and theoretical components. The experimental work
    will be based on the interaction of human subjects with a
    two-joint robot manipulandum that has been recently been built
    in Mussa-Ivaldi's lab. The manipulandum is controlled by a PC programmed in
    C++. The theoretical work will involve the representation of
    the arm's adaptive controller as a combination of non-linear basis

    The position which is available immediately is for one year but it
    is expected to be extended at least for a second year.
    It requires a professional level of knowledge which is acquired with
    a PhD in Engineering of Physics with emphasis in Biomedical research
    and with some substantial background in Classical Mechanics and Control theory.
    Technical proficiency in C++, PC platforms (DOS, Windows 95) real-time
    programming and Unix (X) is highly desirable.

    RIC offers competitive salary and benefits (EOE, M/F/D/V).
    Applicants should send a CV, a statement of their interests and professional
    goals (not longer than 1 page) and the names, addresses and telephone numbers
    of at least two reference to Domenica Pappas either via
    email ( or via surface mail at the following
    Domenica Pappas
    Administrative Supervisor
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
    345 East Superior Street
    Room 1406
    Chicago, Illinois 60611


    Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi