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Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Motor Control Laboratory at Penn State

The Motor Control Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University (MCL&PSU) is looking for a young, motivated researcher to join the Laboratory and contribute to ongoing projects related to the control and coordination of human movements. The new Post-Doctoral Fellow is expected to contribute primarily to studies of motor coordination in early-stage Parkinson’s disease. These studies are run in collaboration with the College of Medicine in Hershey (Dr. Xuemei Huang and her team). The studies use the framework of the uncontrolled manifold hypothesis to explore motor coordination across systems and tasks such as multi-digit pressing and prehension, multi-joint reaching, and multi-muscle standing and stepping. Help with other studies of multi-element coordination and supervision of graduate students and undergraduate interns is also expected.

A successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in an area related to motor control (Neuroscience, Movement Science, Physiology, Psychology, Engineering, Physics, etc.).

Experience with experimental studies of the human motor function as well as knowledge of

LabView and Matlab are essential.

This position is supported by NIH. The initial appointment is for one year with a possibility of extension. Salary depends on the experience.

Please, e-mail an application letter with a complete c.v. (including list of publications and the names and e-mail addresses of three colleagues who could be contacted for references) to Mark Latash (

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