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Post-Doctoral Position at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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  • Post-Doctoral Position at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    A one- to two-year Post-doctoral researcher position is available in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio in the areas of neurorehabilitation, biomechanical modeling and control system development to improve or restore motor function to individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI). Work will take place at the Motion Study Laboratory of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center under the direction of Drs. Musa L. Audu and Ronald J. Triolo. Their teams conduct federally funded research in areas ranging from basic neural control of movement, development of advanced prosthetic and orthotic systems, and wheelchair propulsion mechanics to the design and testing of neuroprostheses for stable standing and walking using functional neuromuscular stimulation (FNS).
    Areas of focus for the post-doctoral trainee will include development and optimization of musculoskeletal models for control of seated and standing balance, as well as their laboratory implementation and experimental validation with individuals with all levels of SCI. In addition to the rehabilitation biomechanics and motor control experts at Case Western Reserve University, additional mentoring opportunities in rehabilitation strategies, clinical testing and human subject research, dynamic simulation of movement, musculoskeletal modeling, assistive device design and quantitative analysis of user-device interactions are available from experts at two VA Rehabilitation R&D Centers of Excellence (the Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center, and the Cleveland FES Center) located at the Cleveland VA. Training will involve interacting with neuroscientists, engineers, neurologists, surgeons and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, as well as research volunteers, students and professional staff.
    Applications from individuals with musculoskeletal modeling experience are especially encouraged. Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills are required.
    Please send personal research statement, full CV, and a list of three references to: Musa L. Audu, PhD ( CWRU is an equal opportunity employer, supporting workplace diversity.