[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Immediate Postdoc Opportunity at Case Western ReserveUniversity
A one- to two-year NIH-funded Post-Doctoral Researcher position is available in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio in the areas of neurorehabilitation, biomechanical modeling and control system development to improve or restore motor function to individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI). Work will take place at the Motion Study Laboratory of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center under the direction of Drs. Musa L. Audu and Ronald J. Triolo. Their team conducts federally funded research in areas ranging from basic neural control of movement, development of advanced prosthetic and orthotic systems, and wheelchair propulsion mechanics to the design and testing of neuroprostheses for stable standing and walking with surface or implanted neural stimulation systems.
Areas of focus for the post-doctoral trainee will include development, optimization and application of musculoskeletal models for control of standing balance and gait, as well as the laboratory implementation and experimental validation of the resulting control systems with individuals with SCI. In addition to the rehabilitation biomechanics and motor control experts at Case Western Reserve University, additional mentoring opportunities in rehabilitation strategies, clinical testing and human subject research, dynamic simulation of movement, musculoskeletal modeling, assistive device design and quantitative analysis of user-device interactions are available from experts at two VA Rehabilitation R&D Centers of Excellence (the Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center, and the Cleveland FES Center) located at the Cleveland VA. Training will involve interacting with neuroscientists, engineers, neurologists, surgeons and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, as well as resear
ch volunteers, students and professional staff.
Candidates with expertise in inertial measurement, state estimation and advanced control, dynamic systems and simulation, quantitative gait and balance analysis, human biomechanics, exoskeletal gait assist devices, and motor system neural prostheses are highly encouraged to apply. Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills are required, and experience in human subject research is highly desired. US Citizenship or Permanent Residency strongly preferred.
Please send a personal research statement, full CV, 2 relevant sample publications, and a list of three references to [hidden email]. Refer to this announcement and citizenship status in your reply.
Naji Alibeji, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Advanced Platform Technology Center
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
10701 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106