The Motor Control and NeuroRecovery laboratory at the City University of New York department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences invites applications for a grant-funded postdoctoral research fellowship position. The goal of the K-lab is to develop noninvasive rehabilitation strategies based on neurophysiological evidence for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). The position is available for 3 years and is supported by the New York State Department of Health, Spinal Cord Injury Research Board. The research project concentrates on the development of rehabilitation strategies for locomotor recovery of people with SCI, while utilizing state-of-the-art non-invasive neurophysiological methods.
The postdoctoral research fellow will be primarily responsible for the implementation and execution of the study. The post doc research fellow will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory housing equipment necessary for electrophysiological data acquisition and analysis, as well as equipment for movement kinematics. Further, the fellow will work with other post-doctoral fellows and physical therapy students. It is expected that the fellow is involved in all aspects of the research project, and will be encouraged to pursue additional research areas of interest.
Highly motivated candidates with particular interest in understanding movement control, neuronal circuits, and neuroplasticity are encouraged to apply. Desired background includes a physical therapy degree with a PhD in rehabilitation sciences. However, applicants with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, or related field will also be considered. Experience in research with human subjects and patients is highly desirable. Salary is competitive based on years of training. Please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for references as a single document to Prof. Maria Knikou at For full consideration please email your application before February 15, 2018.
City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Maria Knikou, PT, Ph.D.
City University of New York
Graduate Center/ DPT Department/ School of Health Sciences
2800 Victory Blvd, 5N-207, Staten Island 10314, NY USA