Functional & Applied Biomechanics Section / Rehabilitation Medicine Department
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

We are seeking highly qualified and motivated individuals to apply for several post-doctoral research positions in the Functional & Applied Biomechanics (FAB) Section of the NIH Clinical Center. The post-doctoral fellows will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, physical therapists, and physiatrists.

Each post-doctoral fellowship will be focused on one of our two main areas of research: 1) Mobile Brain-Body Imaging (MOBI), including electroencephalography (EEG) and/or Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS), to study different motor tasks in children and adults with developmental brain injury and healthy volunteers; 2) Development and evaluation of novel wearable robotics for enhancing mobility or providing gait training in children with cerebral palsy and other movement disorders. Both positions are based in our state-of-the art biomechanics laboratory which includes a 3D motion capture system, in ground force plates, an instrumented treadmill, a wireless surface EMG system and a Zero-G harness system.

The ideal candidate should possess:
  • A recently completed PhD in biomedical, mechanical, or electrical engineering, biomechanics, physical therapy, neuroscience or a related field.
  • Expertise collecting, processing and analyzing EEG or NIRS data or relevant expertise that would enable them to learn these skills in a short time period

Expertise in design, development and evaluation of robotic devices for rehabilitation, prosthetics, orthotics, and/or movement augmentation.

  • Experience collecting motion capture and/or other biomechanical measurements from human subjects.
  • Experience in data collection, signal processing, and data analysis using Matlab (or other equivalent) software.
  • Evidence of scholarship; e.g. peer-reviewed publications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

The expected start date is Fall 2019. To apply for this position, please send a CV and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Diane Damiano, PhD, Senior Investigator & Laboratory Director, and Dr. Thomas Bulea, PhD, Staff Scientist, via email: and Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.