The Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (NREL) at the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to transfer the knowledge in Computational Motor Control to Rehabilitation Applications. Currently one position is available immediately.

Required Qualifications:
  • A recent Ph.D. degree in Biomedical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or related fields.
  • Research experiences in two or more of the following areas: control theory (optimal and adaptive control, robust control), human motor control and learning (focusing on computational modeling), biomechanics (focusing on gait and balance) and EMG processing, human-related experiments
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in rehabilitation robotics
  • Programming skills (MATLAB, C++, LabView etc).
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications.

NREL is directed by Prof. He (Helen) Huang. This is a great opportunity to work in a highly multidisciplinary research lab. Here in NREL at NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill, we investigate the control mechanism of neuromuscular systems in normal and neurologically-disabled individuals, develop advanced neural-machine interfacing technologies and advanced sensing and control frameworks, and apply these techniques to optimize the function of prosthetics, orthotics, and other assistive devices. Our lab website is at

NREL is affiliated with the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University. The nationally ranked UNC Hospitals and School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill provide an excellent clinical environment for students to gain experience in medicine, while the College of Engineering at NC State, one of the finest engineering and computer science schools in the world, offers state-of-the art facilities for students and faculty engaged in vital areas of research and technology transfer. As a researcher in our joint department, you will have excellent opportunities to leverage and expand on our existing collaborations with faculty at both NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill, and with clinicians at the UNC School of Medicine. We are located in the vibrant Research Triangle, one of the fastest growing tech regions in the US.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a curriculum vitae, a 1-page research statement, selected publications, and three references. To learn more about our research or to submit an application, please contact us: