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NIH-Funded Postdoctoral Scholar Position -- Wearable Robotics

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  • NIH-Funded Postdoctoral Scholar Position -- Wearable Robotics

    The Biomechatronics Laboratory at Northern Arizona University has an opening for an NIH-funded Post-Doctoral Scholar to help lead projects on wearable robotics for gait rehabilitation and mobility assistance in individuals with disabilities. In particular, the successful Scholar will help design & evaluate novel assistive devices and intelligent control algorithms for powered exoskeletons and rehabilitation interventions.

    Qualifications: The successful candidate will have completed their Ph.D. in an engineering area related to wearable robotics, robot-aided rehab, gait biomechanics, and/or musculoskeletal modeling, and have a strong record of publication. Research experience or technical skills in wearable robotics, electromechanical design/optimization, iOS app development, gait/motion analysis, computer programing (Matlab, c++, etc.) and musculoskeletal modeling (OpenSim) are highly desired. Excellent organizational and written and verbal communication skills are required.

    To Apply: Please send (i) a letter of interest describing your fit and qualifications for the position, (ii) a one-page statement of research and career interests, and (iii) a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of three references to Zach Lerner, PhD (

    The position is available immediately. Salary scales with experience. Health insurance is included.This position is funded for up to 18 months with the possibility of renewal.

    Northern Arizona University is located in Flagstaff, ranked top three best college towns to live in and among the happiest cities in America. Our campus is surrounded by mountains and in close proximity to year-round world-class outdoor terrain for activities such as skiing, mountain biking, trail running, and rock climbing. Outside magazine continually ranks Flagstaff in a top 10 places to live in the U.S. NAU/Flagstaff Virtual Tour.