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PhD and Post-doc Positions in Rehabilitation Engineering in Washington DC

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  • PhD and Post-doc Positions in Rehabilitation Engineering in Washington DC

    One PhD position and one post-doctoral position are available to support a Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center. RERC-DC is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and focuses on patient-centered, mobile technologies to assess and treat sensorimotor impairment in individuals with neurologic injury. These positions are located in Biomedical Engineering at The Catholic University of America, the prime recipient of the award. However the positions will support several aspects of the RERC, including working closely with investigators at our collaborating institutions MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and Children's National Health System. These three institutions are all within walking distance, and you will be joining a vibrant team of students, engineers, physicians, therapists and rehabilitation scientists. RERC-DC supports 6 research and development projects, but the open position will specifically support projects involving upper extremity stroke rehabilitation using robotic exoskeletons. See our website listed below for more information. Desirable skills include experience with SolidWorks, biomechanics, rehab robotics, mechatronics and machine learning.

    RERC-DC provides individualized career planning mentorship from an experienced team of rehabilitation researchers, as part of the center’s training program. In addition to supporting ongoing projects, the post-doc will also be able to develop their own research project, and will be encouraged to seek funding as PI to further their career goals.

    Peter Lum, PhD
    Professor and Chair
    Biomedical Engineering
    The Catholic University of America
    Located in Washington, D.C., The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church, founded by the U.S. bishops and the pope, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, Catholic University seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research. It offers academic degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Canon Law, Engineering, Law, Library Science, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Social Work, and Theology. The CUA Cardinals athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division III Landmark Conference and, in football, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.