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Postdoctoral position, Motor Control & Biomechanics, University of Illinois, Chicago

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  • Postdoctoral position, Motor Control & Biomechanics, University of Illinois, Chicago

    Post-doctoral position in Motor Control and Biomechanics

    Description: The Clinical Gait and Movement Analysis Laboratory in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is looking for a talented and highly motivated individual to join a NIH-funded project focused on fall prevention among older adults. The project goal is to investigate the mechanisms underlying slip-related falls among older adults via both gait experiment and computer simulation, and to develop effective and efficient clinical intervention or training paradigm to improve a person’s own neuromuscular defense mechanisms against fall-related injuries. This post-doctoral research associate position will work with an interdisciplinary team under the direct supervision of Dr. Yi-Chung (Clive) Pai.

    Dates: The position is open until filled. The initial appointment is for one year with a possibility of a second year. Review of applications will begin immediately.

    - Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, or a related field such as Neuroscience
    - Excellent written and oral English language communication skills
    - Strong interpersonal skills
    - Prior experience using motion capture system (Motion Analysis System), force plates (AMTI), EMG and/or computer programming (Matlab, LabView, C++) is highly desirable
    - Clinical training, such as physical therapy is a huge plus
    - The ability to work independently, problem solving, and attention to detail are essential

    If interested, please e-mail a letter of interest, CV, and names of three references to:

    Tanvi Bhatt, PhD, PT
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Physical Therapy
    College of Applied Health Sciences
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    1919 W. Taylor St. MC898, Rm-426
    Chicago IL 60612
    Tel: 312-355-4443
    Fax: 312-996-4583