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    Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuromuscular Research

    Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
    Organization: Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
    (Formally known as: The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) &
    Northwestern University, Biomedical Engineering
    Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Deadline: ASAP


    Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity in neuromuscular research and rehabilitation sciences. Our current focus is on understanding the mixed effect of age and gender on the basic properties along the neuromuscular axis in the healthy population, an interplay between the endocrine and neurophysiologic domains.

    The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team consisting of Yasin Dhaher, Ph.D., the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the Biomedical Engineering Department at Northwestern University, Ellen Casey, MD. at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Northwestern University and the University of Pennsylvania, Lynn Rogers, Ph.D. at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Teresa Woodruff, Ph.D. at the Department of Endocrinology at Northwestern University.

    The position is available immediately. Interested candidates should send (email : a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references to Dr. Yasin Y. Dhaher, Director of the Neuro-Mechanics Laboratory. This project is funded by an NIH grant.


    1. A professional level of knowledge in human movement and motor control generally acquired through the completion of a Ph.D. Degree in Neurophysiology, Physical Therapy, Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering or related fields.
    2. Knowledge in neurophysiology.
    3. Knowledge in clinical research.
    4. Knowledge and experience in statistical and experimental design.
    5. Working knowledge in Matlab is preferable.
    6. Analytical abilities necessary to understand complex problems and to resolve these problems through the application of appropriate approaches.


    Yasin Dhaher, Ph.D.
    Northwestern University; Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (Formally known as: The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
    Phone: 312-238-1408
    Fax: 312-238-22

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