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  • Post-Doc position at The Center for Bionic Medicine -Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

    The Center for Bionic Medicine (CBM) at the Rehabilitation Institute of
    Chicago (RIC) is looking for A Post Doctoral Fellow in Rehabilitation
    Technologies Outcomes Research to develop and execute both
    investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored research in prosthetics, rehab
    robotics, orthotics and other assistive and adaptive technologies to treat
    physical disability.



    The applicant will be part of the Rehab Technologies Assessment Lab, a part
    of the Center of Bionic Medicine. The Centerís overarching goal is
    ultimately, to inform clinical practice through rigorous quantitative
    research. The lab is the first of its kind to combine the newest advances in
    research methods, functional quantitative outcome measures, and statistical
    analyses to improve the real-world use of medical technology. CBM has a
    worldwide reputation as a leader in innovated treatment of people with limb
    loss.



    The project is led by Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD, Associate Director of the
    Rehab Technologies Assessment Lab (within Center for Bionic Medicine) and
    Assistant Professor at Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
    Northwestern University. The Center for Bionic Medicine is directed by Todd
    Kuiken, M.D., PhD. Our research team includes neuroscientists, physicians,
    physical therapists, engineers, prosthetists, and occupational therapists.



    The successful applicant must have a strong clinical outcomes research or
    rehabilitation sciences background and have experience in both quantitative
    and qualitative outcome measures research.



    *Principle Responsibilities

    1. Responsible for quantitative and qualitative outcomes research in area
    of rehabilitation, prosthetics, orthotics, assistive and engineering
    technology.
    2. Must work in close consultation with engineering, prosthetists, and
    therapists to plan, achieve and test new paradigms in assistive technology.
    3. Participates in regular development meetings with supervising team
    members.
    4. Keeps informed of developments in field to maintain and enhance
    professional expertise; offers suggestions regarding continuing development
    of outcomes research.
    5. Participates in research activities.
    6. Work with Lab director to identify, propose, and develop innovative
    research projects that meet the mission of the CBM that builds upon
    existing findings, challenges current thinking, and dovetails ongoing work
    at RIC and within other institutions.



    *Knowledge, Skills& Abilities Required

    1. Applicants should have a doctoral degree (PhD) and relevant research
    experience in physical therapy, prosthetics, physiology, biomedical
    engineering, or a related field.

    2. Knowledge and understanding of outcomes research, exercise training,
    human physiology, and biomechanics and motor control of human locomotion.

    3. Practical experience using motion capture equipment and software,
    clinical assessment tools, exercise training including body-weight support
    treadmill testing, Vo2 analysis, isokinetic dynamometry.

    4. Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with
    patients, research subjects, team members and project collaborators.

    5. Analytical skills to select and interpret tests appropriate for the
    research.

    6. Communication skills necessary to write detailed explanatory reports
    and articles and to verbally communicate results of research at meetings and
    conferences.



    The RIC houses the nation's largest rehabilitation research programs in the
    country. Research teams at the 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 faculties in Medicine, BME and other departments
    at Northwestern. Since 1990, 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


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level
    of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are
    not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities,
    duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

    Applications should include a cover letter, a complete resume, and the
    names of at least three references. Applications will be evaluated on an
    ongoing basis until the position is filled. Please email application
    material to Dr. Arun Jayaraman at a-jayaraman@northwestern.edu.








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    Arun Jayaraman PT, PhD
    Rehab Technologies Assessment Lab
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
    Northwestern University
    345 E Superior St, Suite 1334
    Ph: 312-238-6875
    Chicago IL 60611

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