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    Post-Doctoral Fellow Research - Max Nader Laboratory for Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes
    Tracking Code45989Job Description

    The Post-Doctoral Fellow - Center for Bionic Medicine (CBM) will work on a program focus on functional recovery and mobility after neurological injuries using neuromodulation approaches. Knowledge in neuroscience and motor control, and experience in clinical intervention, neurostimulation measures (e.g., Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, H-reflex), EMG analysis, kinematic analysis (e.g., motion capture, wearable sensors), and gait analysis, are preferred. This is an exciting opportunity to join a laboratory where clinicians and scientists collaborate to study clinical interventions to promote functional recovery.

    The Post-Doctoral Fellow - CBM will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

    The Post-Doctoral Fellow - CBM will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

    Required Skills

    Principal Responsibilities

    The Post-Doctoral Fellow - CBM:

    1. Designs, executes, and interprets research pertaining to neurostimulation interventions, including data collection, processing, and interpretation.
    2. Assists with development of collaborative projects within and outside the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and test ideas for new projects development.
    3. Applies for fellowships and grants for external lab funding and career development.
    4. Develops, submits and publishes the results of research projects in high quality journals and present data to public conferences/seminars when needed.
    5. Participates in weekly lab meetings, journal clubs, and seminars.
    6. Builds and maintains a well-organized and accountable journal of own laboratory protocols, experiments, results and analyses.
    7. Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

    Reporting Relationships
    1. Reports directly to the assigned Principal Investigator

    Required Experience

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

    1. Requires the academic knowledge associated with a doctorate degree in Neuroscience, Human Physiology, Neurorehabilitation Movement science, Biomechanics, Kinesiology or Biomedical engineering, or a related filed.
    2. Less than 4 years of postdoctoral training.
    3. Prior research experience with human subjects using biomechanics, neurophysiological and/or neuroimaging methodologies and programming skills.
    4. A moderate level of independence, including the ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
    5. Able to work closely with patients, clinicians, and professional organizations.
    6. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
    7. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills needed to participate as a creative member of a growing research team.
    8. Willingness to network within the organization and to independently strengthen/develop new external collaborations.
    9. Able to timely plan and to coordinate project completions.

    Working Conditions

    1. Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

    Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Click here to learn more about SRAlab Research (

    Click here to learn more about the Max Näder Center for Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes Research (

    Principal Investigator: Arun Jayaraman (

    Please use this link to apply: