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  • Post-Doctoral Fellow - Center Bionic Medicine - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

    Post-Doctoral Fellow Center for Bionic Medicine, Full time

    Job Description

    General Summary

    We are seeking a new Post-Doctoral fellow to work in the Max Näder Lab for Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes Research ( ) housed in the Center of Bionic Medicine located downtown Chicago at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. The Post-Doc Fellow will report to the PI of the lab Dr. Arun Jayaraman ( The post doc will use data from wearable sensors/technologies and machine learning techniques to make clinical predictions and diagnostic tools. The position is supported by NIDILRR, DOD, and private funds provided by the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. The position also includes collaborative work with Dr. Konrad Kording at University of Pennsylvania.

    A successful candidate should have a background in engineering, with knowledge or interest in biomedical applications and data science. Strong computational skills are required, with proficiency in MATLAB or Python. A moderate level of independence will be expected, including the ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

    The Post-Doc Fellow will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

    The Post-Doc Fellow will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

    Principal Responsibilities

    1. Design, execute, and interpret research pertaining to wearable sensor technology. This includes data collection, processing, and algorithm development to extract meaningful information from body-worn sensors. May also include research in computer vision and pose estimation.
    2. Assist with development of collaborative projects within and outside the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and test ideas for new projects development.
    3. Apply for fellowships and grants for external lab funding and career development.
    4. Develop, submit and publish the results of research projects in high quality journals and present data to public conferences/seminars when needed.
    5. Participate weekly lab meetings, journal clubs and seminars.
    6. Build and maintain a well-organized and accountable journal of own laboratory protocols, experiments, results and analyses.
    7. Perform all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the AbilityLab.

    Reporting Relationships

    1. Reports directly to the assigned Principal Investigator

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

    1. Requires the academic knowledge associated with a doctorate degree in Biomedical Engineering (PhD), or equivalent.
    2. Less than 4 years of postdoctoral training.
    3. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
    4. Able to work closely with patients, clinicians, and professional organizations.
    5. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills needed to participate as a creative member of a growing research team.
    6. Willingness to network within the organization and to independently strengthen/develop new external collaborations.
    7. Able to timely plan and to coordinate project completions.

    Working Conditions

    1. Open office environment with dedicated lab space.
    2. Little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.

    Note: Candidates can send thier CV to Dr. Arun Jayaraman (