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Postdoctoral Position in Lower Limb Rehabilitation Robotics and Prosthetics

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  • Postdoctoral Position in Lower Limb Rehabilitation Robotics and Prosthetics

    The Legs & Walking AbilityLab, within the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to advance lower extremity rehabilitation robotics and neuroprosthetics.

    Required Qualifications:

    • A recent Ph.D. degree in Biomedical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or related fields.
    • Research experience in one or more of the following areas: control of wearable robots such as exoskeletons, prosthesis, orthosis or FES, advanced signal processing, and mechatronics.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    Additional Qualifications:

    • Experience in human-related experiments, human motor control and learning and haptics.
    • Programming skills (MATLAB, C++, LabVIEW, etc.).
    • Record of peer-reviewed publications.

    Our Lab:

    The Legs & Walking AbilityLab, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, is chaired by José L. Pons, Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering.

    At the Legs & Walking AbilityLab we focus our main research efforts to develop methods and technologies that could help understanding and controlling human biological systems and their interaction with the environment. In particular, interdisciplinary research program is established with the mission of collaboratively pursuing the development of innovative methodologies, interventions, and assistive devices to improve the quality of care and quality of life for people with disabilities.

    The focus of research and intervention in the Legs + Walking Lab is on trunk and pelvis stability, positioning and control of the hips, knees and ankles, as well as stepping and propulsion. The pursuit of new therapies may include the application of technology, biological materials and pharmacological and other therapies specific to neural action — which together promise the most exciting and hopeful advances available to enhance locomotion, gait and walking.


    Interested outstanding candidates are encouraged to submit a CV, a 1-page research statement with selected publications, and three references.

    To learn more about our research or to apply, please contact Prof. José L. Pons at