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Postdoctoral Position in Spinal/Brain stimulation (Ref. 202107) - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)

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  • Postdoctoral Position in Spinal/Brain stimulation (Ref. 202107) - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)

    The Legs + Walking AbilityLab, within the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to advance our spinal/brain stimulation group. Currently, one position is available immediately.

    Required Qualifications
    • A recent Ph.D. degree in Biomedical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or related fields.
    • Research experience in one or more of the following areas: Spinal cord stimulation, Peripheral electrical stimulation, Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), Electroencephalography (EEG), Electromyography, Human-Machine interfaces (HMI), advanced signal processing.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    Additional Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience in human-related experiments, human motor control and learning.
    • Programming skills (MATLAB, C++, Python, LabVIEW, etc.).
    • Record of peer-reviewed publications.
    The Legs + Walking AbilityLab, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, is chaired by Josť L. Pons, Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University. At the Legs + Walking AbilityLab we focus our main research efforts to develop methods and technologies that could help understanding and controlling human biological systems and their interaction with the environment. In particular, interdisciplinary research program is established with the mission of collaboratively pursuing the development of innovative methodologies, interventions, and assistive devices to improve the quality of care and quality of life for people with disabilities.

    The focus of research and intervention in the Legs + Walking Lab is on trunk and pelvis stability, positioning and control of the hips, knees and ankles, as well as stepping and propulsion. The pursuit of new therapies may include the application of neurorehabilitation technologies, biological materials and pharmacological and other therapies specific to neural action — which together promise the most exciting and hopeful advances available to enhance locomotion, gait and walking.

    Interested outstanding candidates are encouraged to submit a CV, a 1-page research statement with selected publications, and three references, with the subject Postdoc position (Ref. 202107).
    To learn more about our research or to apply, please contact Prof. Josť L. Pons at