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Graduate opportunity in motor control/motor learning (University of Toronto)

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  • Graduate opportunity in motor control/motor learning (University of Toronto)

    Dr Avril Mansfield is seeking an MSc- or PhD-level graduate student to join her team in September 2018. The student will be based at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. S/he will conduct research in the general area of enabling safe independent mobility for older adults and/or individuals with neurologic conditions, such as stroke. Potential research projects will focus on exploring error and variability in human balance control and/or motor learning.

    The successful candidate will have a primary degree in kinesiology or a related field. Previous experience with research involving human participants is an asset. The student’s stipend will be supported by Dr Mansfield’s existing grants; however, the student will be also expected to apply for competitive external scholarships (e.g., NSERC/CIHR). The deadline for international students to apply for September admission has passed; therefore, only Canadian citizens or permanent residents will be considered.

    Interested applicants should contact Dr Mansfield ( as soon as possible to discuss this opportunity. The successful candidate will need to apply for admission to the Rehabilitation Science Institute at the University of Toronto (deadline 1 June 2018).

    For more information, please visit the links below:
    Applying to the Rehabilitation Science Institute, University of Toronto:
    Research facilities and resources available at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute:
    The Safe Independent Mobility Lab:

    Avril Mansfield, PhD
    Scientist, Mobility Team, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network
    Affiliate Scientist, Brain Sciences Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
    Associate Professor (status only), Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto