Funded Ph.D. assistantship starting in Fall 2023 in the Kinesiology program area of the Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston.

The successful candidate will work with Dr. Seoung Hoon Park on projects associated with motor neuroscience and neurorehabilitation aiming at healthy older adults and people with neurological diseases (e.g., stroke and spinal cord injury). The Motor Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation Lab (MNNL) is in the Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research (https://hhp.uh.edu/cnbr/) within the Department of Health and Human Performance. The research projects are conducted through the collaborative effort of the Department of Health and Human Performance (https://www.uh.edu/class/hhp/), the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (https://www.uh.edu/class/comd/), and the Department of Clinical Sciences (https://uh.edu/medicine/education/de...ical-sciences/). The graduate training opportunity provides ample research experience focused on motor control and learning, neurological diseases, rehabilitation, and neurophysiology.

The ideal candidate will have 1) a bachelor's or master’s degree in Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Engineering, Physics, Neuroscience, or a related area; 2) interest in Motor Neuroscience, Neuromuscular Physiology, or Neurorehabilitation; 3) programming proficiency (MATLAB or LabVIEW); and 4) competency in written and spoken English.

This position will be funded through a teaching assistantship. There is the potential for additional fellowships to supplement the stipend for qualified candidates. Interested individuals should send 1) a summary of research interests and 2) CV to Dr. Seoung Hoon Park (shpark5@uh.edu). Application deadline is January 15, 2023.

Seoung Hoon Park, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research
Department of Health and Human Performance
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Department of Clinical Sciences
University of Houston