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    Title: Interdisciplinary Movement Science Lab Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus.

    A post-doctoral Fellowship position is available in the Interdisciplinary Movement Science Lab within the Rehabilitation Science PhD Program at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. (PI: Cory Christiansen, PT, PhD)

    The successful candidate will participate in research activities examining the effects of physical rehabilitation on functional movement biomechanics for two primary patient populations: 1) patients with lower limb joint arthritis and 2) patients with major lower-limb amputation. This is a 2-year appointment.

    Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    The ideal candidate will have recently completed a PhD in Rehabilitation Science, Movement Science, Exercise Science, or related field. Additionally, a clinical degree (e.g., DPT, OT) is preferred. Other qualifications include:
    · Previous experience with human subject research and in-depth knowledge of human anatomy/physiology
    · Excellent written and oral communication skills
    · Experience with human motion analysis software and computer programming
    · Must be team-oriented, flexible and self-motivated
    · Ability to coordinate and supervise students and staff
    Essential Functions:
    The candidate must be able to work independently and make decisions. Additionally, the candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with professional colleagues, project staff members, patients, and study participants of diverse backgrounds. The candidate must be meticulous in data collection, and must have the quantitative skills to prepare data for analysis, manuscripts and grants.
    The Interdisciplinary Movement Science Lab specializes in locomotion and movement analysis within the context of rehabilitation clinical trials. The lab spaces are equipped with motion analysis systems which include multi-camera motion capture systems (Vicon), EMG telemetry system (Delsys), pressure measurement (Novel), instrumented split-belt treadmill (Bertec), 12-meter walkway with imbedded force plates (Bertec), an electromechanical dynamometer (Humac Norm) and other specialized equipment to study human movement.
    The Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado includes state-of-the-art facilities in fields throughout the biomedical sciences. The trainee will work within two hospital and research systems on campus: University Health and Veterans Administration Medical Centers. The presence of on-campus hospitals, along with the medical school, graduate school, and a rapidly expanding biotechnology business park allow for cross-collaboration and a focus on translational research. In addition, trainees are able to access resources and faculty from all 4 University of Colorado campuses, located throughout the Colorado front-range. The close proximity to Colorado’s world famous year-round outdoor recreation makes the University of Colorado an ideal location for trainees to balance course work and research with a healthy, adventurous lifestyle.
    Please email your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 3 reference contacts to

    Posted by:
    Cory Christiansen, PT, PhD
    Associate Professor
    CU Physical Therapy
    University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

    Rehabilitation Researcher
    Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center
    VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System