The Knecht Movement Science Laboratory in the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago ( is looking for a highly motivated individual for a post-doctoral research fellow.
The four areas of focus for our research are: Control of posture in health and disease, control of grip force, vocational rehabilitation, and the development of new rehabilitation approaches.
The Knecht Movement Science Laboratory is equipped with a 6-camera motion capture system (VICON), six-component force plates (AMTI, Kistler), a 16 channel EMG system (MA300), and several specialized test jigs for the study of the neuromusculoskeletal system. The laboratory has both extramural as well as intramural collaborations.
The requirements of the position include the completion of a PhD in biomechanics, motor control, rehabilitation sciences, physical therapy, or a related discipline; proficiency in the design and implementation of human movement research including experience with motion capture and EMG systems and in computer programming (e.g. MATLAB, LabView); and excellent communication skills.
The post-doctoral position is for one year and renewable to two years. The position is supported by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, available from December 1, 2011, and remains open until the appropriate candidate is chosen.
Interested candidates should send cover letter, curriculum vita, and the contact information for three references to:
Alexander Aruin, PhD.