The Motor Control Research Lab (www.fallsresearch.com) in the department of Kinesiology and Community Health at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is seeking applicants for the MS/PhD program for Fall 2018. The Motor Control and Research Laboratory conducts innovative research on human movement as a function of aging, health and disease. Utilizing state of the art technology we monitor movement in laboratory, clinical and real life settings to further our understanding of its control. Current areas of research include fall risk assessment and prevention, mobility enhancement, and the use of technology to monitor movement. In addition to our research focus we are proud to spearhead outreach efforts focusing on fall prevention. Specifically, through the Illini Fall Prevention Clinic (www.illinifallclinic.com) we offer seniors in the local community life saving fall risk assessment and prevention consultations.
The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health was ranked #1 doctoral program in the US by the National Academy of Kinesiology. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), located in east central Illinois, is home to almost 45,000 students and nearly 3,000 faculty members. Since its founding in 1867, UIUC has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. UIUC holds the Carnegie classification of Highest Research Activity and was rated by the U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges as the number 11 public university. Our mission is as follows, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is charged by our state to enhance the lives of citizens in Illinois, across the nation and around the world through our leadership in learning, discovery, engagement and economic development. The University of Illinois is renowned for its culture of interdisciplinary research. KCH faculty maintain active collaborations with engineering, psychology and nutritional sciences as well as the Center for Health Aging and Disability, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the new Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, local hospitals and community organizations.

A successful candidate will have a chance to work with a collaborative team of researchers, clinicians, and engineers. Previous experience with human movement research is highly desirable.
Applicants interested in this assistantship should send a one-page letter of interest, and a copy of their CV/resume to:
Prof Jacob Sosnoff
jsosnoff@illinois.edu