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  • POST-DOC POSITIONS, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

    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.