Funded PhD position in sensorimotor control and learning, University of Calgary

Description: We are recruiting a PhD student for a funded position in human sensorimotor control and learning. The successful candidate will develop and lead projects examining how basic aspects of sensory processing influence human motor control and learning. Proficiency in mathematics and programming are required because experiments will combine robotics platforms and neurophysiological techniques. The student will be responsible for designing experiments and programming our robotic device, recruiting and interacting with participants, data analysis and drafting manuscripts. The successful candidate will also present the results of their projects at scientific meetings. An MSc in sensorimotor neuroscience, human motor control and learning or engineering/mathematics is required, preferably with a track record of peer-reviewed publications.

Our lab is located at the University of Calgary in Calgary, AB, Canada. The successful candidate will become part of a vibrate research and training environment in the Faculty of Kinesiology ( and Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary ( Further information about graduate studies at the University of Calgary can be found here: Further information about living in Calgary, Alberta can be found here:

Details about position: The anticipated start date for this position is Spring/Summer 2018 but no later than September 2018. Funding is available for up to 4 years and will be supplemented with teaching and research assistantships. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Partial or complete reimbursement for moving expenses may be available.

Application package: Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF document to Applications will be considered until a suitable candidate is found.

Please include the following in a single PDF document:

1. Curriculum vitae
2. A statement describing research interests, experience, and training goal (< 2 pages)
3. Names and contact information for a minimum of 2 academic references.

Contact info: Please contact Dr. Tyler Cluff if you have questions or would like more details about the position.

Tyler Cluff, PhD
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Kinesiology | Hotchkiss Brain Institute
University of Calgary