[Comp-neuro] on behalf of Andrea d'Avella: Postdoc position in human sensorimotor control - Rome

MAEX Reinoud reinoud.maex at ens.fr
Mon Dec 8 17:29:27 CET 2014


subject: Postdoc position in human sensorimotor control – Rome, Italy

  A postdoctoral position is available in the research group led by
Andrea d’Avella (a.davella at hsantalucia.it [13]) in the Laboratory of
Neuromotor Physiology of the Santa Lucia Foundation in Rome, Italy, to
conduct studies in the area of human sensorimotor control. The
postdoctoral researcher will be involved in a new interdisciplinary
project, funded by the H2020 program of the European Union, aiming at a
step change in human-robot interaction. The consortium comprises 
leading
robotics, computational neuroscience, and human motor control European
research groups.

Research will be focused on investigating human sensorimotor strategies
for prediction, coordination, and control during interactive catching
and throwing. Experiments will be conducted with real balls using a
custom designed launching apparatus and with virtual balls simulated in
an immersive multisensory virtual environment with a large field of
view. Models of human sensorimotor strategies, including sensorimotor
synergies, will be developed and used for assessment of human-robot
interactions.

Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, a real
interest in human sensorimotor control, and strong quantitative and
programming skills. Experience with collection and analysis of
experimental data, psychophysics in virtual environments, and modeling
of sensorimotor processes are valuable assets.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Applicants should provide 
a
statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact
information for references. The position is available starting on
February 1st 2015 and open until filled.


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