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 centerís 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