Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago
The Knecht Movement Science Laboratory in the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago (http://www.uic.edu/ahp/pt/Aindex.html) is looking for a highly motivated individual for a post-doctoral research fellow.
The four areas of focus for our research are: Control of posture in health and disease, control of grip force, vocational rehabilitation, and the development of new rehabilitation approaches. Currently funded investigations are focused on enhancement of gait in individuals with stroke, control of posture in older adults, improvement of functional performance in individuals with MS and compelled body weight shift therapy in stroke.
The Knecht Movement Science Laboratory is equipped with a 6-camera motion capture system (VICON), six-component force plates (AMTI, Kistler), a 16 channel EMG system (MA300), Balance Master, EquTest, GaitRite systems, and several specialized test jigs for the study of the neuromusculoskeletal system. The laboratory has both extramural and intramural collaborations.
The requirements of the position include the completion of a PhD in biomechanics, motor control, rehabilitation sciences, physical therapy, or a related discipline; proficiency in the design and implementation of human movement research including experience with motion capture and EMG systems and in computer programming using MATLAB and LabView; and excellent communication skills.
The post-doctoral position is for one year and renewable to two years. The position is supported by the US Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), available from July 1, 2018, and remains open until the appropriate candidate is chosen.
Interested candidates should send cover letter, curriculum vita, and the contact information for three references to:
Alexander Aruin, PhD.
Tenure-track faculty position in Biomechanics and Neuromotor Control
Please direct inquiries to
Maurice Smith (email@example.com)
The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks applicants for a
position at the tenure-track level in biomechanics and motor control, with an expected start date
of July 1, 2018.
We are seeking candidates working in human biomechanics and motor control. Example areas
include, but are not limited to, upper and lower extremity control, motor learning, sensorimotor
control, neural engineering, and computational modeling. In addition to developing a research
program, the successful candidate will contribute to teaching and curriculum development at both
the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences provides a highly interdisciplinary and
collaborative environment, with the opportunity to work with students and colleagues from diverse
fields, including strong connections to the medical school and to biological and physical science
departments. In addition, the candidate will have access to state of the art laboratory facilities for
biomechanics and physiological experiments. We particularly encourage applications from
historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.
A doctorate or terminal degree in a related field is required by the expected start date.
Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching
statement, 3-5 letters of recommendation, and up to three representative papers. We encourage
candidates to apply by December 15, 2017, but will continue to review applications until the position
is filled. Applicants can apply on-line at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7882
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please see https://apply.interfolio.com/45553 for full application details
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/.
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 email@example.com
Web site with further information and application:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.