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PhD position in Biomechanics and Motor Control at Michigan State U - East Lansing, MI

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  • PhD position in Biomechanics and Motor Control at Michigan State U - East Lansing, MI

    A PhD position is available for Fall 2017 in the Motor learning and Rehabilitation Engineering Lab (MOTRE) directed by Dr. Rajiv Ranganathan. We are interested in using robotics and human-machine interfaces to examine issues of motor learning and multi-joint coordination in the upper extremity, with an emphasis on stroke rehabilitation. Please take a look at the lab website for more information

    Candidates with a background in human movement or robotics (Kinesiology, Biomedical engineering, Neuroscience, Psychology, Neurorehabilitation or a related field) are encouraged to apply. Prior research experience with human subjects, biomechanical analysis, and MATLAB programming are highly desirable.

    Resources in the lab include an 8-camera motion analysis system (Motion Analysis Corporation, Santa Rosa, CA), a force plate (AMTI, Watertown, MA) and a bimanual KINARM end point robot (BKIN Technologies, Kingston, ON).

    The Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State is one of the top ranked departments in the country. For more information about applying to the graduate program, please visit

    If you are interested and would like additional information, please email Dr. Rajiv Ranganathan ( with a single PDF file containing: (i) a statement of interest that explains your research interests and skills, and (ii) a copy of your CV.

    Applicants are encouraged to get in touch early (by Oct 1, 2016) to receive full consideration for funding and be eligible for the doctoral visitation program (

    Rajiv Ranganathan, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Kinesiology
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    IM Sports Circle
    308 W Circle Dr Rm 203
    Michigan State University
    Tel: 517-353-6491
    Fax: 517-353-2944