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  • Research Fellow, Auckland, NZ. Assistive Device for Stroke Rehabilitation

    Research Fellow – Assistive Device for Post Stroke Gait Rehabilitation – Auckland, NZ

    Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position in the field of biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering/medical devices for gait rehabilitation following stroke. This project involves an exciting new collaboration with a team across the University of Auckland ( Faculty of Engineering, Science and Medical School and the Auckland City Hospital.

    The project will involve refining and testing a novel assistive device for post stroke gait rehabilitation. The project involves highly cross-disciplinary research in neurophysiology, biomechanics, gait analysis and the development of medical devices as well as clinical trials with participants in a hospital setting. The successful applicant will also be expected to produce high quality publications throughout the project.

    For any additional information regarding the project please contact

    - PhD in mechanical engineering, biomechanics, rehabilitation or other relevant field
    - Strong background in biomechanics and gait analysis
    - Signal processing (EEG, EMG)
    - Robotics and/or mechanical design optimisation experience is desirable
    - Excellent written and oral English communication
    - Good initiative and time management skills
    - Experience working with human participants
    - Strong publication record relative to opportunity

    Funding and Remuneration
    This is project is funded by the Auckland Medical Research Foundation. Fixed term contract for 15 months, annual salary NZ$78,615. Start date asap, but is negotiable.

    The University of Auckland, NZ
    The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led University, based in the centre of the highly desirable Auckland City. It employs over 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students making us one of NZ’s largest employers. The Faculty of Engineering is also the country’s largest and most successful with a roll of more than 3,900 students and a strong focus on research. We offer a diverse and active community for research and we are proud of our strong international reputation for the quality of our research outputs. We have collaborative links with research groups and industry within New Zealand and across the world.

    The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students. It provides on-site early childhood education centres for babies and pre-school children; it has parental leave and flexible work policies which support a balance between work, life, family and caring responsibilities.

    Candidates should apply online using the link below (Job ID 18022) by 8th May 2016.

    Best regards,