[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Immediate Post-Doctoral Researcher Opportunity in Exoskeletal Standing Balance and Gait Stability

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[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Immediate Post-Doctoral Researcher Opportunity in Exoskeletal Standing Balance and Gait Stability

Brooke Odle

I would like to post this announcement for an available post-doctoral
research opportunity to the list members.

A one- to two-year Post-doctoral Researcher position is available in
the *Department
of Biomedical Engineering* at* Case Western Reserve University* in
Cleveland Ohio in the areas of rehabilitation robotics, machine design,
biomechanical modeling and simulation, neural stimulation, machine learning
and control system development for advanced systems to provide standing
balance and gait stability to persons paralyzed by spinal cord injuries.
Work will take place under the direction of *Drs. Musa L. Audu, Ronald J.
Triolo and Roger Quinn* on an NSF-funded Cyber Physical Systems project in
the Motion Study Laboratory  (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.aptcenter&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=EPi_GAqXBg8-dkhrKdfqIW0zpMDd04FULLD-J1jJJc4&s=VG9TT0sRyBvkzmTWUkd-fIQzRJcG5xXci8q6FXolbNw&e=.
research.va.gov/facilities/motion-study-lab/) at the Louis Stokes Cleveland
VA Medical Center and the Biologically Inspired Robotics Laboratory (
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__biorobots.cwru.edu_&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=EPi_GAqXBg8-dkhrKdfqIW0zpMDd04FULLD-J1jJJc4&s=hWNgRIzZBke0MbrKskBccc-rDiqCP_duCTqHB29n2qA&e=) at Case Western Reserve University. The
post-doctoral trainee will focus on refining and optimizing computational
models of user-machine interactions and developing control systems that
integrate neural activation of the otherwise paralyzed muscles with small
amounts of assistance provided by a powered exoskeleton; designing and
testing of new mechanisms, and experimentally verifying them on human
research subjects. Effort will concentrate specifically utilizing neural
stimulation for motive power and motor assistance for small intensity, high
band width adjustments at the ankle . In addition to the rehabilitation
robotics, biomechanics and motor control experts at Case Western Reserve
University, additional mentoring opportunities are available from experts
at two local VA Rehabilitation R&D Centers (the *Advanced Platform
Technology (APT) Center*, and the *Cleveland FES Center*. Training will
involve interacting with neuroscientists, engineers, neurologists, surgeons
and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, as well as research
volunteers, students and professional staff. Strong interpersonal and
written/oral communication skills are required. *US Citizenship or
Permanent Residency strongly preferred*.

Please send a personal research statement, full CV, and a list of three
references to Dr. Brooke Odle ([hidden email]).

Refer to this announcement and citizenship status in your reply. CWRU is an
equal opportunity employer, supporting workplace diversity.

Kind Regards,

Brooke Odle

Brooke M. Odle, Ph. D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
APT Center
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 791- 3800 ext. 2923
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