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JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
-Ph.D. in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Muscle mechanics, or related field.
- Proven track record of successfully executing research projects in electrophysiology, muscle mechanics, sensorimotor control, biomechanical or neural simulation.
- Experienced in mechanics-based simulation, preferably in biological systems, to develop in silico computer simulations to characterize and understand proprioceptive function based on muscle mechanics, neuron membrane characteristics, and musculoskeletal biomechanics
- Experience with real-time biorobotics control systems to develop interactive in vivo experiments to characterize characterize and understand proprioceptive afferent, particularly muscle spindle, function
The successful applicant will drive an interdisciplinary collaboration, and will be responsible for learning, communicating and synthesizing knowledge across diverse disciplines. The position will be focused on development and implementation of in silico neuromechanical models.
Motivated, independent, individuals with strong analytical and/or computer programming skills are invited to apply. Strong relevant experience and coursework in neurophysiology, physiology or muscle mechanics, as well as a strong desire to gain expertise in another field is required
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