Post-doctoral position: Sensory-motor interactions in typical speech production and stuttering

 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 area of sensorimotor interactions in the control of speech movements by typical children and adults as well as individuals who stutter. 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 for more information. 

The successful candidate will use electroencephalography (EEG) to investigate predictive aspects of speech movement planning and motor-to-sensory priming prior to speech initiation. Additional opportunities are available to conduct studies of sensorimotor learning in the same populations of participants. 

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 winter or spring of 2019. 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 R). 

For more information, please contact lab director Ludo Max, Ph.D. ( 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. 

Assistant Professor – Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati 

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

University of Cincinnati 

The Department of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in perception-action and/or dynamical cognitive science. A Ph.D. in a substantive area that aligns with and complements our existing expertise and strengths in ecological and complex systems approaches to the dynamics of sensorimotor control and cognitive systems is a minimum requirement for the position. Current faculty expertise and interests include multidisciplinary perspectives on cognitive and perceptual-motor development, embodied cognition, dynamical and computational modeling, movement coordination, visual and haptic perception, and social perception-action-cognition and joint action, with applications to areas including robotics and human-robot interaction, rehabilitation, and sports medicine.

The candidate will be expected to collaborate with existing faculty in the Department’s Center for Cognition, Action, and Perception (CAP) and to contribute to CAP Center research, graduate mentoring, undergraduate and graduate teaching, service, and external funding efforts. A successful candidate will have a history of publishing original research in ecological-dynamical approaches to perception-action or cognition using methods such as dynamical or computational modeling, network theory, nonlinear time series and signal processing methods, or advanced analytics for large, complex data sets. A successful candidate will also have a history of obtaining external funding (as PI, Co-PI, or Co-I) or demonstrate evidence of training or professional development activities for enhancing grant writing skills.

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and we hope to attract applicants who have experience in promoting the success of students from diverse backgrounds. The University of Cincinnati values diverse perspectives and we strongly encourage women, racial/ethnic/gender minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply. UC is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life integration. The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

Interested and qualified candidates must apply online at and search for Requisition Number 34883. In addition to our online application, candidates must also attach a cover letter, CV, research statement, statement on commitment to diversity/inclusion and teaching statement as a single PDF file using the additional documents feature in the hiring system. Candidates must also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be emailed to the search committee chair at We will begin reviewing applications on December 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

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 ( 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 Position in Biomechanics and Neuromotor Control – Harvard University


Harvard University

Tenure-track faculty position in Biomechanics and Neuromotor Control


Please direct inquiries to 

Maurice Smith (


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

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 direct inquiries to Maurice Smith (

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 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 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

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

Web site with further information and application:

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