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Post-Doctoral Scholar in Wearable Robotics and/or Musculoskeletal Modeling

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  • Post-Doctoral Scholar in Wearable Robotics and/or Musculoskeletal Modeling

    The Biomechatronics Laboratory, in association with the Center for Bioengineering Innovation at Northern Arizona University has an opening for a Post-Doctoral Scholar to help lead projects related to our research on wearable robotics for gait rehabilitation and mobility assistance in individuals with disabilities. In particular, the successful Scholar will help design and evaluate novel assistive devices and intelligent control algorithms for powered prostheses and exoskeletons.

    Qualifications: The successful candidate will have completed their Ph.D. in an area related to wearable robotics, musculoskeletal modeling, and/or gait biomechanics with a strong record of publication. Research experience or technical skills in gait/motion analysis, robotics, computer programming (Matlab, c++, etc.) and musculoskeletal modeling (using OpenSim) are highly desired. Excellent organizational and written and verbal communication skills are required.

    To apply: Send (i) a letter of interest describing qualifications for the position, (ii) a one-page statement of research and career interests, and (iii) a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of three references to Zach Lerner, PhD ( Upon recommendation by Dr. Lerner, formally apply to Job Number 603485.

    Salary scales with experience and starts at $50,000 plus health insurance. This position is funded for up to two years, with the possibility of renewal.

    Northern Arizona University is located in Flagstaff, ranked one of the best college towns to live in (3rd by Business Insider) and among the happiest cities in America. Our campus is surrounded by mountains and in close proximity to year-round world-class outdoor terrain for activities such as skiing, mountain biking, trail running, and rock climbing. Outside magazine continually ranks Flagstaff in the top 10 places to live in the U.S. Click for an NAU/Flagstaff virtual tour.