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NIH-Funded Postdoctoral Scholar Position -- Rehabilitation & Wearable Robotics

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  • NIH-Funded Postdoctoral Scholar Position -- Rehabilitation & Wearable Robotics

    The Biomechatronics Laboratory at Northern Arizona University has an opening for an NIH-funded 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 & evaluate novel assistive devices, intelligent control algorithms for powered prostheses and exoskeletons, and rehabilitation interventions.

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

    To Apply: Please 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 (

    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.

    Recent video profile of some of our lab's research:

    Northern Arizona University is located in Flagstaff, ranked top three best college towns to live in 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 a top 10 places to live in the U.S. NAU/Flagstaff Virtual Tour.