Research Position in Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Post Stroke

Available Position:
Postdoctoral Scholar / Research Engineer

Desired Qualification:
  • Degree in biomedical engineering, exercise science, or similar fields
  • Mastery of technical skills in setup, troubleshooting, and analysis of 3D motion capture, force sensor, and EMG data, programming in MATLAB and LabVIEW, and statistical analysis
  • Excellent abilities to communicate and collaborate in teams
  • Experience in mobile application development and/or machine learning is a plus.
  • Experience in clinical research with stroke survivors is also a plus.

Research Focus: We have an exciting research program in which we test the efficacy of novel upper extremity neurorehabilitation treatments for persons who had a stroke. We quantify the impact of these novel treatments using clinical assessments, limb kinetics/kinematics, muscular coordination (EMG), and brain dynamics (EEG, TMS, MRI).

Environment: We have very strong interdisciplinary collaborations with neurology, occupational/physical therapy, engineering, biostatistics, data science, psychiatry, nursing, qualitative research, implementation science, and technology transfer/commercialization. We provide an excellent training environment to grow one’s research career. We provide individualized training in grant writing, journal clubs, clinical research rounds, and career development workshops, through resources from multiple NIH-funded centers on campus:
  • NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Stroke Recovery provides monthly rounds of interdisciplinary meetings for science, collaboration, grant development, and strategic initiatives. The center also provides pilot grants and conference opportunities specific to stroke recovery research.
  • NIH Medical Rehabilitation Research Network Center for Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation (NM4R) provides advanced training in neuromodulation techniques such as TMS, EEG, and MRI. The center provides one-on-one mentoring for development of new research ideas, as well as pilot grants.
  • South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute provide pilot grants and career development sessions including training in team science, mentorship, and grantsmanship.

Interested individuals should email their CV and a statement of interest to:
Na Jin Seo, PhD (
Professor, Medical University of South Carolina
Research Health Scientist, Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System
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