Post-Doctoral Fellowship addressing the Mechanisms of Neural Plasticity in Spinal Cord Injured Persons at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)

Applications are being accepted for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the SRALab, in collaboration with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science (MEAS).

This 2-year fellowship will focus on studies addressing mechanisms of major motor impairment and the response to interventions enhancing neural plasticity. The focus is on quantitative studies of neural mechanisms, and less directly on clinical interventions. Techniques availabel include advanced EMG grid recordings, and novel ultrasound studies of muscle.

The appointed candidate will work with our research team in the Single Motor Unit Laboratory of the SRA Lab to investigate the pathophysiology of human spinal cord injury. Opportunities for collaboration with clinicians and scientists on existing clinical research are also available.

The SRALab is a new research hospital, (opened in March 2017) academically affiliated with Northwestern University, located within the Northwestern Medicine Campus in downtown Chicago. Facilities for basic and clinical research are readily accessible, including advanced robotics, wearable sensors, motion analysis equipment, and a new 3T tesla magnet, suitable for clinical MRI research

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in an engineering, neuroscience or other quantitative discipline, including biomedical, electrical mechanical engineering or computer science, or related field. A history of publication and presentation of original research is advantageous. Position is available beginning January 2019.

Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines. SRALab is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse, cooperative work environment. Inquiries about the fellowship are welcome.

To apply, please send your CV, a letter of interest, and names of at least three references to W Zev Rymer at w-rymer@northwestern.edu

W Zev Rymer
Professor,
Departments of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
Northwestern University
w-rymer@northwestern.edu