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    Post Doc Opportunity (Personalized balance training) at Univ of Michigan Ann Arbor

    A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan to develop and assess a personalized balancing training technology. Age-related declines in balance function drastically impact quality of life and present long-term care challenges; falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. Successful fall prevention programs include balance exercise regimes, designed to recover, retrain, or develop new sensorimotor strategies to facilitate functional mobility. To enable preventative and therapeutic at-home balance training, we aim to develop models for automatically 1) evaluating balance and, 2) delivering personalized training guidance for community dwelling older adults.

    A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Your resume attachment should also include the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately.

    For applicants with backgrounds in engineering or kinesiology: The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with a team of researchers and students to develop experimental protocols, collect and analyze data, contribute to the development of data-driven models for automatically evaluating balance, and disseminate findings. The candidate should have a doctoral degree in engineering or kinesiology, prior experience collecting and/or analyzing kinematic data (inertial measurement unit and/or passive motion tracking data), an interest in learning and collaborating with researchers in machine learning and data science, and effective oral and written communication skills. Applications must be submitted electronically at: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail...esearch_fellow

    For applicants with a background in physical therapy: The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and students to develop experimental protocols, recruit participants, collect and analyze data, and disseminate findings. The candidate should have a doctoral degree in physical therapy, prior balance-related research experience, and effective oral and written communication skills.
    Applications must be submitted electronically at: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail...esearch_fellow

    Kathleen Sienko, Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan; sienko@umich.edu

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    Re: Post Doc Opportunity (Personalized balance training) at Univ of Michigan Ann Ar

    Please note that this position has been filled.

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