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Postdoctoral fellowship: TMS neurophsyiology of motor recovery after stroke (NYU)

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  • Postdoctoral fellowship: TMS neurophsyiology of motor recovery after stroke (NYU)

    A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Mobilis Lab of Dr. Heidi Schambra, in the Departments of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU. The Mobilis Lab is an energetic young laboratory that aims to both understand and enhance motor recovery after stroke. See for our research areas and publications.

    We are currently studying the role of descending motor pathways in recovery after stroke. In this NIH-funded project, we are using TMS and advanced imaging techniques to longitudinally evaluate motor neurophysiology and neuroanatomy during recovery. We expect the postdoctoral fellow to lead this project with the assistance of a research coordinator. The postdoctoral fellow will also have opportunities to develop her/his own complementary research program in noninvasive brain stimulation, motor recovery, and/or motor skill learning.

    We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic candidate with primary interests in neurophysiology and neurorecovery. S/he should have experience with TMS and behavioral testing in humans. S/he must have the ability to work independently and with a collaborative interdisciplinary team, and should be comfortable working with healthy and stroke subjects. Experience with Matlab, Python, Igor, optical motion tracking, and/or Spanish language proficiency is a plus.

    Specific responsibilities include:
    • · Acquiring and processing neurophysiology and behavioral data in human subjects
    • · Analyzing data and synthesizing results
    • · Presenting findings at scientific meetings
    • · Writing and submitting manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals
    • · Contributing to grant proposals
    • · Mentoring students or visiting fellows

    Academic development is a central feature of this fellowship, and we will actively support the fellow’s professional growth through individual development plans, 1:1 mentoring, and professional skills workshops offered though the NYU Langone Postdoctoral Training Program. The postdoctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to learn about wearable sensor technologies, machine learning, diffusion kurtosis imaging, and transcranial electrical stimulation.

    Interested candidates should submit (1) a CV, (2) a brief (2 pages or less) cover letter explaining their research experience, interests, goals, and available start date, and (3) the names, contact information, and roles of three references familiar with their research and academic work to Dr. Heidi Schambra at