Post-graduate Research Fellowship

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL


The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, a Northwestern University
affiliated academic rehabilitation hospital, is pleased to offer the
Brinson Foundation Stroke Research Fellowship. This fellowship is designed
to help train postdoctoral researchers to undertake intensive research in
the broad area of stroke mechanisms, pathophysiology, movement biomechanics
and rehabilitation, under the supervision of one or more of the research
faculty of the RIC.


Job Description:
Potential areas of research training include, but are not limited to:
1. Pathophysiology of stroke and its sequelae
2. Brain imaging in stroke, and the course of rehabilitation
interventions
3. Impaired movement kinematics and controls
4. Disturbances of reflex function
5. Robotics applications for diagnosis and treatment of motor
impairments in either the
upper or lower extremity
6. Clinical research studies include drug trials evaluating
restoration of function, prevention
of complications, and improvement of speech and neglect
7. Outcome studies to evaluate the effects of therapeutic
interventions for stroke, and develop tools
for assessment of long-term outcomes

The total award consists of $50,000/yr for a minimum of 2 years. The
amount includes the costs of fringe benefits, and a travel allowance.

Applications should consult relevant RIC web pages for further information
about our research programs and related clinical activities
(http://sulu.smpp.nwu.edu/)

Candidates should apply by sending a letter (or email) to Dr. Derek
Kamper, in which they describe their recent research activities, and
outline their future research interests. Applicants should also identify
program areas of stroke research that appear to be of interest. Please
include a recent CV, and a list of 3-4 referees.

Applications are due by December 17th. The start date of the position is
negotiable, but the fellowship should be activated within 6 months. RIC is
an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer and complies with all
federal and Illinois state laws, regulations, and executive orders
regarding affirmative action. Women, ethnic minorities, and disabled
individuals are encouraged to apply.


Qualifications:
Ph.D. applicants will have been awarded a Ph.D. within the past 5 years,
typically training in engineering, neuroscience, or related
disciplines. M.D. applicants will have completed residency in Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology, or other related disciplines.


Contact:
Applications and inquiries should be sent to:

Derek Kamper
Sensory Motor Performance Program
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Suite 1406
345 East Superior Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Phone: (312) 238-1233
FAX : (312) 238-2208
Email: d-kamper@northwestern.edu

Derek Kamper
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sensory Motor Performance Program
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Suite 1406
345 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 238 - 1233
FAX: (312) 238-2208

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