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    The Motor Control and NeuroRecovery laboratory at the City University of New York department of Physical Therapy invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship position, starting on February 2017. The overall goal of the lab is to develop noninvasive rehabilitation strategies based on neurophysiological evidence for people with Spinal Cord Injury. Funding for the research fellow position is secured for 3 years through a multi-year grant obtained from the New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center. Funding has been secured for a new research project on the effectiveness of noninvasive thoracolumbar transspinal stimulation to functionally reorganize cortical and spinal locomotor neuronal circuits in people with Spinal Cord Injury. This project will delineate the physiological mechanisms underlying recovery of sensorimotor function in people with SCI when locomotor training is combined with repetitive transspinal stimulation.

    The postdoctoral research fellow will be primarily responsible for the implementation and execution of the study. The post doc research fellow will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory housing equipment necessary for electrophysiological data acquisition and analysis, as well as equipment for movement kinematics. Further, the fellow will work with other post-doctoral fellows and physical therapy students. It is expected that the fellow is involved in all aspects of the research project but also in other experiments, and will be encouraged to pursue additional research areas of interest.

    Highly motivated candidates with particular interest in understanding pathological movement control, pathological neuronal circuits, and functional neuroplasticity in people with Spinal Cord Injury are encouraged to apply. Desired background includes a physical therapy degree with a PhD in rehabilitation sciences. However, applicants with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering or related field will also be considered. Experience in research with human subjects and patients is highly desirable. Salary is competitive based on years of training. Please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for references as a single pdf document to Prof. Maria Knikou at For full consideration please email your application before November 30, 2017.

    City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    Maria Knikou, PT, Ph.D.

    Graduate Center of the City University of New York