Research Fellow - Biomechanical assessment of mobility and ergonomic functions

A Research Fellow position is available immediately at the Functional Neuroimaging, Cognitive, and Mobility Laboratory, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Our laboratory specializes in clinical, mobility, cognition, and multimodal neuroimaging studies of Parkinson's disease and is directed by Drs. Nicolaas Bohnen, MD, PhD (Director) and Martijn Muller, PhD (Co-director). We are looking for a post-doctoral candidate to conduct, analyze, and interpret detailed biomechanical mobility assessments in patients with neurological disorders, in particular Parkinsonís disease, and frail older adults. The applicant will also participate and oversee ergonomic research studies in the field of non-exercise physical activity in patients with mobility problems and healthy adults.

Applicants must have completed a graduate degree (PhD) in biomechanical engineering, ergonomics, kinesiology, or have relevant experience. The applicant should be proficient with spatiotemporal gait and postural control studies, signal processing, and statistical analysis tools. Additional roles include leadership and active participation in project management activities including the administration of research projects, as well as some teaching sessions and supervision of students. Fluency in English and teamwork skills to work in a multidisciplinary environment are important. This position will require self-initiative and ability to work independently without close supervision.

Send a brief letter of interest that describes how current skills fit with the required skills for this position, current curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Martijn Muller at mtmuller at umich.edu.

Compensation of this limited term position will be commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

If applicable, this offer is contingent on your securing valid immigration status and work authorization before your expected start date and maintaining your valid immigration status and work authorization throughout your employment.

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