Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
McGovern Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston,TX
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is seeking candidates for a Post-Doctoral Fellow position to conduct research in neurorehabilitation. More specific, our research is primarily focusing on developing and testing novel treatment strategies for recovery of motor and language functions in patients with stroke, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Novel treatment protocols are targeting combination of neuromodulation methods such as non-invasive brain stimulation with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation (tSDCS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), or pharmaceutical agents with robotic-assisted training or exercise training. In addition our lab research is focusing on understanding the mechanism of neuronal and functional recovery. We are using neurophysiological (spinal reflexes, evoked potentials), electrophysiological (EEG) and neuroimaging (DTI, fMRI) to measure changes in the functions and central nerve system.
The faculty mentors for this position will be Gerard E.Francisco, MD, Director of TIRR Memorial Hermann NeuroRecovery Research Center (NRRC) and Nuray Yozbatiran, PT PhD, lead researcher in the Neuromodulation Laboratory (at NRRC) at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to work and interact with different leading researchers from UTHealth, Rice University and University of Houston. The projects are funded by NIH, local and national non-profit funding organizations, industry and by the department of PM&R.
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Preferred starting date is August,1,2016

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Applicants should have a PhD in the field of neuroscience or movement sciences. Previous experience with EEG, spinal reflex test, and neuroimaging in human studies is highly desirable.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter indicating current and future research interess, Curriculum viate/resume and the names and e-mail addresses of three references to:
Nuray Yozbatiran, PhD
Nuray.Yozbatiran@uth.tmc.edu