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  • Job Posting: Post Doc - Haptics / Man Machine Interfaces -Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

    The Neural Engineering Center for Artificial Limbs (NECAL) at the
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is looking for an ambitious
    engineering Post Doctoral Fellow in the field of haptics or man-machine
    interfaces. The primary project area involves mechatronic design and
    experimentation for advanced artificial limbs and development of novel
    man-machine interface theories with the goal of developing a better
    understanding of perception and control of upper limb prostheses using novel
    haptic displays. The candidate must have experience in haptics or
    man-machine interfaces, mechanical design, and a good understanding of human
    sensory physiology. This project is led by Jon Sensinger, PhD, and our
    multidisciplinary team includes engineers, prosthetists, occupational
    therapists, physical therapists neuroscientists and physicians. NECAL has a
    worldwide reputation as a leader in innovated treatment of people with limb

    The successful applicant will be responsible for the theory, design, and
    control of a miniature haptic display to better understand perception,
    design, and control of upper-limb prostheses. The Fellow will also design
    and conduct experiments to test man-machine interface theories using this
    device. This Fellow must work in close consultation with engineers,
    prosthetists, and therapists to achieve and test progressive developments;
    offer suggestions regarding continued development of the program; and must
    keep informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance professional
    expertise. This position provides an excellent opportunity for the Fellow to
    realize both basic science goals and exciting clinical applications.

    Interested applicants should have a doctoral degree in mechanical
    engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, or a related
    field. Experience with design and control of haptic displays or man machine
    interfaces is required. A background and/or interest in psychophysics, gross
    anatomy, and neural anatomy is beneficial, and analytical skills to select
    and interpret tests appropriate for the research are important. Good
    interpersonal skills are essential and necessary to communicate effectively
    with patients, research subjects, team members, and project collaborators.
    Communication skills necessary to write detailed explanatory reports and
    articles and to verbally communicate results of research at meetings and
    conferences are also important.

    RIC houses the nation's largest rehabilitation research programs in the
    country. Research teams at RIC are involved in more than 200 projects, with
    a focus in rehabilitation robotics; motor learning and adaptation. We are
    partners with Northwestern University and Northwestern University Feinberg
    School of Medicine. We have a rich environment for post doctoral fellows and
    have many joint faculty in BME and other departments at Northwestern.

    Since 1991, the RIC has been consistently ranked the best rehabilitation
    hospital in America by US News and World Report. RIC is recognized worldwide
    as being a leader in patient care, advocacy, research and educating health
    professionals in physical medicine and rehabilitation. RIC is well known for
    specialized services, including Prosthetics and Orthotics, Assistive
    Technology, and outstanding integrative therapy programs, which help
    individuals lead more independent and fulfilling lives.

    All interested applicants should apply directly through RIC's HR department.
    They should not reply to this e-mail.

    RIC Career postings:

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