Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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.
E-mail: aaruin@uic.edu

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