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  • PhD position available at The University of Maryland, Baltimore

    Under the direction of Vicki L Gray, PhD,MPT, The Human Balance and Movement Rehabilitation Laboratory, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science University of Maryland Baltimore, Maryland

    Position description:

    Dr. Vicki L Gray is seeking a highly motivated doctoral level graduate student to start in September 2019 in the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Maryland Baltimore. The Human Balance and Movement Rehabilitation Laboratory studies the interaction of neuromotor, biomechanical, and behavioral processes that control human balance and movement in aging and adults with neurologic populations. A competitive stipend with tuition assistance is available.The student will contribute to research related to mechanisms of fall prevention in aging and neurologic populations.

    Position requirements:
    • Earned bachelor’s and master’s degree in a kinesiology-related discipline, engineering,statistics, computer science or other related field.
    • Interested in aging and neurologic populations
    • Strong oral and written communication skills

    Preferred qualifications:
    • Previous research experience
    • Programming experience is highly desirable but not necessary.
    • Desire to pursue a long-term research-related career
    • Demonstration of successful research scholarship (e.g.,scholarly presentations, publications)

    PhD Program
    Students take foundation courses involving physical rehabilitation science in the first year as well as coursework in research tools. The main concentration area is neuromotor control and rehabilitation but students supplement their studies in one of the cognate areas that include: Rehabilitation Biomechanics; Rehabilitation Engineering, Applied Physiology, rehabilitation robotics, Epidemiology, Human Centered Computing and Cognitive Neuroscience. Coursework may be taken in other departments within the university or the university system. Required weekly research seminars are regularly scheduled.

    Primary considerations for admission are (1) relevant course background insciences related to intended area of research focus, (2) Minimum GRE scores of>300 for combined verbal and quantitative and (3) student's record ofinterest and academic performance in the field or related areas. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply by the 3/15/19 application deadline.

    Further information about the PRS program, PTRS, or the university please visit the following weblink: and to obtain further information about the PhD program please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator : Ms. Janice Abarro