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Postdoctoral Position in Neuromechanics and Adaptation (Newark, Delaware, USA)

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  • Postdoctoral Position in Neuromechanics and Adaptation (Newark, Delaware, USA)


    The Neuromechanics and Learning Research Group, led by Dr. Joshua Cashaback, has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher. We are located in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware. Our research falls under two major themes. The neuromechanics research line examines how the nervous system controls the complex physics of our bodies while striking a balance between efficiency, mobility and stability. The sensorimotor learning and neuroplasticity research line examines how reinforcement feedback can subserve our ability to acquire new motor skills. We are also interested in extended these research lines to study human-human interaction. Our approach involves a complementary blend of human experiments, theory and computational modelling.

    Compensation for this position will be at or above NIH guidelines, and will include a competitive benefits package offered by the University of Delaware.
    Postdoctoral researchers are eligible for renewable, annual contracts pending satisfactory progress and continued funding. Currently we are able to offer two years of funding. The start date is flexible, but would ideally be close to Sept. 2020.

    Our lab is located at STAR campus. STAR houses state-of-the art equipment and facilities, as well as several world-class researchers that study human movement. The lab is equipped with a KINARM, where human participants are immersed in a cutting-edge, virtual reality and robotic suite. We have a particularly unique KINARM that allows us to run studies where two participants can interact with each other in real-time while performing the same motor task. Other equipment and techniques include EMG, MRI, nerve and muscle stimulators. There is also the opportunity to work with clinical populations, as STAR has readily available access to patients with neurological disorders that come to receive therapy and participate in scientific research.

    Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctorate in Engineering, Neuroscience, Kinesiology, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or a related discipline. The ideal candidate will have experience with human participants and a computational background, and we will encourage further skill development in these areas. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in two or more of the following areas: (1) human data collections (2) optimal control (3) reinforcement learning (4) game-theory (5) robotics (6) clinical experience. Candidates must be motivated, curious, demonstrate good scientific communication, enthusiastic for interdisciplinary research and collaboration, and eager to mentor both graduate and undergraduate students.

    Application Process: Qualified applicants should assemble a (1) statement of interest (2) curriculum vitae (3) list of references, and (4) two first-author manuscripts in a single PDF, which can be emailed to Joshua Cashaback at The statement of interest should briefly describe their previous research, highlight projects they are interested in perusing, career goals, and preferred start date. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


    Joshua Cashaback,
    Assistant Professor
    Biomedical Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | BIOMS
    University of Delaware

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    This position is still accepting applications. Please find the attached job ad.
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