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Funded PhD position, Sensorimotor control and learning, University of Calgary

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    Funded PhD position in sensorimotor control and learning, University of Calgary

    Description: We are looking for a PhD student for a funded position in human sensorimotor control and learning. The successful candidate will help develop and lead projects investigating how basic aspects of sensory processing influence individual patterns of human motor control and learning in healthy individuals. Proficiency in mathematics and programming are assets, as experiments will combine robotics platforms and neurophysiological techniques. The successful candidate will be responsible for experimental design and task programming, recruiting and interacting with participants, data analysis and drafting manuscripts. The successful candidate will also present the results of their projects at scientific meetings. The successful candidate must have an MSc and a track record of investigating human sensorimotor control and learning, preferably with a track record of peer-reviewed publications.

    Our lab is located at the University of Calgary in Calgary, AB, Canada. The successful candidate will become part of a vibrant research environment in the Faculty of Kinesiology ( and Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary ( Further information about graduate studies at the University of Calgary can be found here: Further information about living in Calgary, AB can be found here:

    Details about position:
    A University of Calgary Eyes High Doctoral Studentship (awarded to Dr. Tyler Cluff) will support this PhD position. The studentship provides a stipend of $25,000/year, supplemented by teaching and research assistantships. Funding is available for up to 4 years. Start date is negotiable but ideally would be no later than September 2017. Partial or complete reimbursement for moving expenses may be available.

    Application Package: Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file to Applications will be considered until a suitable candidate is found.

    Please include the following in a single PDF document:

    1. Curriculum vitae
    2. A statement describing research interests, experience, and training goals (<2 pages)
    3. Names and contact information for a minimum of 2 academic references

    Contact info:
    Please contact Dr. Tyler Cluff if you have questions or would like more details about the position.

    Tyler Cluff PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Faculty of Kinesiology|Hotchkiss Brain Institute
    University of Calgary