[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Position: Sensorimotor Integration in Advanced Prosthetic Systems

Ranu Jung Ranu.Jung at asu.edu
Sat Aug 8 02:24:41 CEST 2009

Postdoctoral Position: Sensorimotor Integration in Advanced Prosthetic

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. James
Abbas in the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems
(http://www.ans.asu.edu), School of Biological and Health Systems
Engineering at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. The position
is supported by an NIH-funded Bioengineering Research Partnership grant
for a project to interface prosthetic hands with amputees through a
direct peripheral nerve interface for providing sensory feedback. The
collaborative effort includes biomedical and electrical engineers from
academia, clinicians and industrial partners. 

The postdoctoral fellow will focus on experimental evaluation of sensory
perception and sensorimotor performance using this novel prosthetic
system.  This work will require experimental design, software
development and extensive analysis of data from sensory and sensorimotor

Prior experience in neural stimulation research, somatosensory
perception and neural control of manipulation is highly desirable.
Expertise in programming in Python or Matlab, and experience in
statistical analysis of neuromotor data sets are also highly desirable.
Familiarity with regulatory requirements for human subject medical
device development would be beneficial. The candidate also must be able
to demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to work as
part of a team.

The postdoctoral researcher will interact with faculty, students and
other postdoctoral researchers in the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems
(http://ans.asu.edu <http://ans.asu.edu> ) at ASU. ASU has vibrant,
interdisciplinary research communities in neuromotor control,
neuroengineering, prostheses, neuroinformatics, high-performance
computing, neuroscience, and kinesiology.

Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a summary of research
experience and interests, and the contact information (name, address,
phone number and email) for three references to: Dr. James Abbas  at
james.abbas at asu.edu

The Center for Adaptive Neural Systems (http://ans.asu.edu) is focused
on developing and applying new technology to address the complex
problems presented by neurological disability. The scope of the Center's
activities includes the design and development of new technology, the
evaluation of technology in pre-clinical trials, and the transfer of
these technologies to biomedical industry and clinical practice. Our
multi-disciplinary research group includes biomedical engineers,
kinesiologists, neuroscientists, mathematicians and clinicians.

Positions are open now and applications will continue to be reviewed
until positions are filled. Arizona State University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer institution.



Ranu Jung, PhD

Co-Director, Center for Adaptive Neural Systems, SBHSE

Faculty of Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering & Neuroscience

PO Box 874404

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ 85287-4404


tel: +1 480 965 9052               http://ans.asu.edu

fax: +1 480 727 8393               ranu.jung at asu.edu 


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