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  • NIH Funded Post-Doctoral Fellowship – UT Austin / Brook Army Medical Center

    Post-Doctoral Position in Gait Dynamics and Rehabilitation in Persons with Traumatic Amputation:

    The Nonlinear Biodynamics Lab at UT Austin and Military Performance Lab at the Center for the Intrepid, Brook Army Medical Center are actively seeking a full-time Post-Doctoral fellow for an NIH R01 funded project to study human walking dynamics and gait re-training. The specific project will involve designing and conducting experiments and applying sophisticated analyses of time series data to assess dynamic walking stability and the effects of virtual-reality based gait training in individuals who have experienced an amputation. This position is to be hired through the University of Texas at Austin, but the project will be physically located in the Military Performance Laboratory (MPL) within the Center for the Intrepid (CFI)/Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), San Antonio, TX. CFI/BAMC is located less than 1 hour drive from UT Austin.

    Required skills/knowledge:
    -- Candidate must have a Ph.D. degree (ABD considered) in Biomechanical or Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field, from an accredited institution
    -- Comprehensive knowledge of biomechanics and the functions of gait laboratories and research protocols
    -- Strong computational skills (Matlab, Vicon Nexus, and Visual 3D) are essential
    -- Ability to learn new software quickly, troubleshoot computer related issues, and provide a high attention to detail
    -- Interpersonal skills to work effectively with patients and staff

    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in the largest military treatment facility in the U.S. The aim of the CFI is to provide state-of-the-art care for wounded service members as they return to the highest levels of physical, psychological and emotional function. The MPL provides injured military members with the best technology available to precisely analyze and interpret movement dysfunctions. More information can be found at:

    (See in particular the “CAREN” and “Gait Lab” videos)

    San Antonio (pop. ~1.3 million) is the seventh largest city in the U.S. and the second largest city in Texas. It boasts a thriving biotech industy, low cost-of-living, and a sunny climate. Travel + Leisure named San Antonio as one of America’s favorite cities. San Antonio has some of the state’s most visited attractions and festivals: The Alamo (1), The River Walk (2), SeaWorld® San Antonio (4), Six Flags® Fiesta Texas® (13); San Antonio Zoo (14); Fiesta San Antonio (23).

    More information about the UT Nonlinear Biodynamics Lab and our research can be found at:

    More information about this specifi project can be found at:

    The salary is competitive with current NIH postdoctoral salary rates. The position requires a minimum 2 year commitment, with a possibility to pursue additional funding to extend. The position has an anticipated start date of Aug. 15, 2013. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Residents preferred, but exceptional international applicants may be considered.

    If interested, please e-mail a letter of interest, a detailed CV (including full list of publications and GRE and TOEFL scores as relevant), and the names of three colleagues who can be contacted for references to Jonathan Dingwell <>.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
    Please contact me if you have any questions.

    Jonathan Dingwell
    Associate Professor
    University of Texas at Austin