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  • PhD Research Assistantship Available | University of Delaware

    The Sensorimotor Learning Lab at the University of Delaware is housed within the Department of Physical Therapy, the top ranked program in the nation. The lab is also part of the Biomechanics and Movement Science (BIOMS) program and maintains close collaborations with members of the Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Psychological & Brain Sciences departments at UD.

    Position Description:
    Our lab is seeking a highly motivated doctoral level graduate student to start in Fall 2019. Research in our lab focuses on how humans learn to perform skillful movements. We combine behavioral testing in healthy and patient populations with computational modeling in order to address this question. Current areas of interest include interactions between different learning processes supporting skilled movement, the effect of practice on movement planning, and how information from multiple sensory modalities (e.g., vision and proprioception) is used to guide behavior.

    The graduate assistantship will include a tuition waiver, health insurance, and a stipend. The student will pursue a PhD through the Biomechanics and Movement Science Graduate program ( at the University of Delaware, an interdisciplinary program comprised of faculty and students from the Colleges of Health Sciences, Engineering, and Arts & Sciences.

    Characteristics of Successful Applicants:

    • Educational background in psychology, neuroscience, engineering, math, statistics, computer science, kinesiology or other related field
    • Previous research experience
    • Interest in studying neurologic patients (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, stroke)
    • Quantitative skills
    • Programming experience (e.g., Matlab, Python, R) is highly desirable but not necessary

    Application Process:
    Interested individuals should forward a CV, brief description of background and interests, and contact information for 3 professional references to Hyosub Kim, DPT, PhD at

    Hyosub Kim, DPT, PhD
    Department of Physical Therapy
    Biomechanics and Movement Science Program
    University of Delaware