Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology College of Health and Human Performance University of Florida

Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology College of Health and Human Performance University of Florida

Postdoctoral position in neural control of movement

A NASA-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Rachael Seidler within the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida to study brain and behavioral plasticity occurring with spaceflight and analog environments. As one of the world’s leading research institutions, the University of Florida provides an exceptionally supportive environment for research. University support includes integrated and state of the art computer technology, exceptional students and staff, and a network of world-renowned scientists. The Neuromotor Behavior Laboratory (directed by Dr. Seidler) is an interdisciplinary, productive, and dynamic group of students and staff researching the neurocognitive control of movement.

The post-doctoral researcher will study cognitive, sensory, and motor behavioral plasticity and their neural correlates using functional and structural MRI. The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with a research team to collect and analyze data, prepare manuscripts for publication, and participate at national and international level meetings. The candidate must be willing and able to travel internationally for data collection.

Necessary Qualifications: Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, kinesiology or related field and experience with MRI techniques including structural MRI, DTI, and / or functional MRI. The candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, be strongly motivated, and work well in a team setting. Experience with computer programming a plus (MATLAB, LabView, and / or E-Prime). The position is initially available for one year and may be renewable.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until October 15, 2017. Applications must be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en/job/503470 and should include a cover letter describing prior research experience, current interests, and career goals along with a curriculum vita containing names of three references. Please send inquiries to: Rachael D. Seidler, PhD, at rachaelseidler@ufl.edu or phone at 352-294-1722

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s ‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-7056 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluations Services (NACES) which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The Bernstein Prize

The Bernstein Prize is the highest award of the Society. It is presented at each biennial meeting to an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the development of the area of motor control in the spirit of Nikolai Alexandrovich Bernstein. The nomination process is supervised by the Vice-President, and the final selection is made by a vote of the Executive Committee.

Post-doc in Neural control of primate grasp – Newcastle University

Post-doc in Neural control of primate grasp

Salary: £29,301 – £38,183
Closing Date: 12 July 2017

Based in the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of this project, which seeks to define the relative contributions of cortical and sub-cortical centres to different types of grasp. You will assist in behavioural training of animals and in implant surgeries, and will then gather electrophysiological recordings of neural activity during task performance. You will carry out analysis of these recordings, and then prepare publication quality figures and the first draft of manuscripts reporting the findings.

Prior experience of primate neuroscience, including behavioural training and assessment, would be an advantage but is not required.

A strong academic background to PhD level is essential, and prior knowledge of motor systems neuroscience, as well as good computational and quantitative skills would be an advantage. Excellent team skills are required to liaise with the many staff members with roles in this project, and a strong commitment to animal welfare and 3Rs.

Tenable for 3 years.

Informal enquiries to stuart.baker@ncl.ac.uk

Web site with further information and application:
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BCB949/a74919r-ion-research-associate-neural-control-of-grasp-in-primates/

PhD position: Neural mechanisms underlying the interlimb transfer of motor learning, with Dr SARLEGNA and Prof. FELICIAN in Marseille, France

PhD position: Neural mechanisms underlying the interlimb transfer of motor learning, with Dr SARLEGNA and Prof. FELICIAN in Marseille, France

We are seeking a candidate for a PhD fellowship to work in collaboration with Dr. Fabrice SARLEGNA (Institute of Movement Sciences) and Pr. Olivier FELICIAN (Institute of Systems Neuroscience) in Marseille, France. The aim of the project is to study the neural mechanisms underlying the intermanual transfer of sensorimotor adaptation. More specifically, the proposed approach is to assess the motor skills of healthy individuals and patients with lesions of the corpus callosum. Motion capture and neuroimaging techniques will be used, and in addition to providing additional fundamental knowledge, the project should contribute to a better assessment of neurological diseases and to the optimization of motor learning in the context of rehabilitation. The position is funded by the DOC2AMU program of Aix-Marseille University, the largest university in France and the Francophone world.
Detailed information about the project and its scientific rationale is available on the website:
http://doc2amu.univ-amu.fr/en/neural-mechanisms-underlying-the-interlimb-transfer-of-motor-learning

Due to the international specifity of the DOC2AMU program, we are looking for individuals who have not been in France for more than 12 monthd in the last 3 years. Detailed information about the funding and eligibility conditions
http://doc2amu.univ-amu.fr/en/what-is-doc2amu

You will be in charge of conducting research experiments on healthy individuals and neurological patients. Duties will consist in attending professional meetings, recruiting and interviewing research subjects, assisting in the design of psychophysical and neurophysiological experiments, preparing the experimental equipment and protocol, recording and analyzing data, drafting oral presentations and research manuscripts, all under the supervision of F. Sarlegna and O. Felician.
You must hold (or be in the process of completing) a Masters degree or equivalent in neuroscience or affiliated specialties such as biomedical engineering, neuropsychology, experimental psychology, human motor control… Applicants from other relevant backgrounds in engineering, physics or computing science will also be considered provided they demonstrate additional qualifications in neuroscience.
Experience with programming (e.g. Matlab), data collection and analysis (including statistics) and/or human neuroscience techniques (fMRI) is desirable. Applicants should have excellent organizational skills, be highly motivated and enjoy working in a vibrant collaborative research environment. They should be able to communicate effectively in English, with evidence of strong scientific writing skills. The ability or desire to speak French is a plus considering the experiments with patients. Critically, applicants should be passionate about using their expertise for the benefit of patients for whom cross-disciplinary science has the potential to have a positive impact.
You willl work within a team of researchers and clinicians to publish in peer-reviewed journals and disseminate your work at both national and international conferences. International mobility for conferences and coursework are covered by the DOC2AMU program, which also covers research costs and travel costs between Marseille and your place of origin. The program is funded by the the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND action within the H2020 Research and Innovation program of the European Union, by the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and the A*MIDEX Foundation.

Some additional advantages
• 3-year PhD fellowship remunerated above that of a standard French PhD contract with a monthly net salary of approximately 1625€/month.
• Support in the administrative procedures.
• Reserved rooms in university housing.
• Several activities to promote integration in the local student life and cultural activities.
• French language courses covered by the fellowship.

We value diversity and welcome any application.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at fabrice.sarlegna [ chez ] univ-amu.fr
Please apply online for the position before April 8, 2017 on the DOC2AMU website which is well documented with a detailed guideline for applicants,
Best wishes,
Fabrice SARLEGNA and Olivier FELICIAN

About Aix-Marseille University:
Aix-Marseille University is in France the largest university by the number of its students, its staff and its budget. This has made Aix-Marseille University an institution of higher education and excellent research, with international ambitions.
Aix-Marseille University is multidisciplinary as it offers training in all disciplines: Arts, Literature, Languages and Humanities; Law and Political Science; Economics and Management ; Health; Science and Technology. An intensive research site in collaboration with leading organizations, AMU is one of the French sites of excellence recognized by an international jury as part of Future Investments. AMU is also among the sites labeled “Operation Campus”, with 500 million euros in capital mobilized to renovate and modernize its university campuses. AMU helps developing research, training and employability of students, while creating a privileged link with the socio-economic world.

http://www.univ-amu.fr/en/university

PhD Projects in Computational Movement Neuroscience – University of Auckland

PhD Projects in Computational Movement Neuroscience

PhD funding for two positions at the University of Auckland is available from the Laboratory for Animate Technologies, in conjunction with the Movement Neuroscience Laboratory. The overall goal of this work is to develop a neuromusculoskeletal simulation of the human motor control system, incorporated into BabyX, an artificially intelligent, interactive toddler. The simulation will generate realistic human movements in response to its environment, and have layers that recreate the electrophysiological behaviour of the brain, to replicate experimental findings such as EEG, TMS, and intracortical recording and stimulation.

The funding will cover tuition fees and the standard doctoral stipend of NZ$27,000 p.a.. The work will be supervised by Dr Angus McMorland (Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Science), and co-supervised by Assoc. Prof. Mark Sagar (Director of the Laboratory for Animate Technologies, Auckland Bioengineering Institute), Dr Mark Trew (Auckland Bioengineering Institute), and Asst. Prof. Steven Chase (Biomedical Engineering & Centre for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University).

Applicants should have a Masters degree, Bachelors degree with Honours, or higher. This is a cross-disciplinary study and an applicant is unlikely to already have all the necessary skills, but should have experience in some of the following: neurophysiology or biomechanics (biomedical science, physiology, or exercise science), computational modelling (computer science or engineering science), or complex systems (mathematics).

Applications should include an academic transcript, statement of research interests, description of previous research, and references. Applications will be received until the positions are filled, but may go early if suitable candidates are found.

Send all correspondence to: Dr Angus McMorland a.mcmorland@auckland.ac.nz.

Post-doctoral position in sensorimotor learning and control of speech production – University of Washington

 

 Post-doctoral position in sensorimotor learning and control of speech production

 

The Laboratory for Speech Physiology and Motor Control (PI Ludo Max, Ph.D.) at the University of Washington (Seattle) announces an open post-doctoral position in the areas of sensorimotor integration and sensorimotor learning for speech production. The position will involve experimental work on both typical speech and stuttering. The lab is located in the University of Washington’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and has additional affiliations with the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and the Department of Bioengineering. See http://faculty.washington.edu/ludomax/lab/ for more information.
The successful candidate will use speech sensorimotor adaptation paradigms (with digital signal processing perturbations applied to the real-time auditory feedback or mechanical forces applied to the jaw by a robotic device) to investigate aspects of learning and control in stuttering and nonstuttering adults and children. In addition, the candidate will use electroencephalographic (EEG) techniques to investigate auditory-motor interactions during speech movement planning in the same populations.

 

The position is initially for one year (a second-year extension is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance and productivity) with a preferred starting date in the spring or early summer of 2017. Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree by the start of the appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, cognitive/behavioral neuroscience, motor control/kinesiology, biomedical engineering, communication disorders/speech science, and related fields, are encouraged to apply.
We seek a candidate with excellent verbal and written communication skills who is strongly motivated and has substantial computer programming experience (in particular MATLAB and/or R).
For more information, please contact lab director Ludo Max, Ph.D. (LudoMax@uw.edu). Applications can be submitted to the same e-mail address. Interested candidates should submit (a) a cover letter describing their research experiences, interests, and goals, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) the names and contact information of three individuals who can serve as references, and (d) reprints of relevant journal publications.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Motor Control Position – California State University

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO

A Premier Metropolitan University, the Campus of Choice for Student, Faculty, Staff, and the Community

Announcement of Vacancy Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Motor Control Position #101825 Department of Kinesiology and Health Science Beginning Fall Semester 2017

California State University, Sacramento is seeking an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) within the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science who is prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in motor control and/or motor learning, participate in curriculum development in the Exercise Science concentration, advise undergraduate and graduate students, develop a successful research and scholarly record, participate in both internal and external professional service activities, and demonstrate collegiality in all aspects of faculty engagement. A doctorate in Motor Control, Neuromuscular Physiology, or related field is required; with ABD candidates considered if doctoral degree will be completed by August 2017. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of effective university teaching, postdoctoral experience in a laboratory specializing in motor control and exercise, a record of peer reviewed publications and external grant activity in neuromuscular physiology of exercise and/or exercise effects on the central nervous system with focus in human performance, disease prevention, rehabilitation, aging/learning, or memory, experience working with diverse student populations, ability to work with graduate students through thesis supervision, and knowledge of assessment/accreditation (ACSM) of exercise science programs.

See websites:

http://www.csus.edu/hr/jobs/index.html

or http://csucareers.calstate.edu/ for further information.

Please direct questions only to: Dr. Rodney Imamura, Search Committee Chair, at (916) 278-7477; or email rimamura@csus.edu

AA/EEO. Clery Act Statistics available. Mandated reporter requirements. Background check required (including criminal).

Tenure-Track Faculty Kinesiology and Recreation Administration: Exercise Science Humboldt State University

Tenure-Track Faculty Kinesiology and Recreation Administration: Exercise Science
Humboldt State University
Vacancy Announcement
Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2017
Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration
JOB #7719
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state.
DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in exercise science and health promotion.
RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointees qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/Salary-Schedule.xls.
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at:www.calstate.edu/Benefits/Summaries/2007_Faculty-Unit%203.pdf.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in Kinesiology or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at time of appointment. Applicants with progress towards doctorate degree completion by appointment date will be considered.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
• Potential for effective teaching in kinesiology/exercise science/health promotion;
• Record of, or potential for, research and scholarly activity involving students;
• Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
• Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses to diverse students (majors, general education students, etc.); and
• Commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
• Record of, or potential for building successful partnerships with community health agencies.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
• Hold advanced certification or training in health promotion, health education or wellness;
• Interest and ability to develop external funding proposals.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit:
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Instructional assignments may include: Health Related Behavior Change, Community and Population Health, Design & Implementation of Health Promotion Programs, Exercise Physiology, Fitness assessment and Exercise Prescription, Foundations of Kinesiology, Senior Seminar, Research Methods, and Evaluation Techniques. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are teaching, research & scholarship with graduate and undergraduate students, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration houses undergraduate programs in Kinesiology and Recreation Administration and a graduate program in Kinesiology. The Kinesiology major has 500 major and minor students. Additional information about the Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/kra/.
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:
• Letter of application;
• Curriculum vita
• Application for Academic Employment: https://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/757;
• Supplemental Application for Academic Employment: http://www.humboldt.edu/applicantsurvey/;
• Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
• Names and contact information of three professional references
Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to:
Signed letters of recommendation may be e-mailed or mailed separately from the other application materials.
In letter of application, please refer to Job #7719.
Please direct any other questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration, or Humboldt State University to:
Dr. Rock Braithwaite, Search Committee Chair
Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-4543
In letter of application, please refer to Job # 7719.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 15, 2016. Early response is encouraged.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or mailto:hsuhr@humboldt.edu.
Job #7719
HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
Human Resources
Siemens Hall – Room 211
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
(707) 826-3626
Fax: (707) 826-3625
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education – or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.
Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at http://www.humboldt.edu.
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.