[Comp-neuro] Postdoctoral Position in Computational Motor Control

Jon Sensinger j.sensinger at unb.ca
Thu Jul 31 15:17:32 CEST 2014

A postdoctoral position in computational motor control is available to apply optimal control and computational motor control methods to improve the control, sensory feedback, and outcome measures used in prosthetics. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team at the University of New Brunswick’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering that includes scientists, clinicians, and engineers focused on improving clinically viable prostheses and exoskeleton design and control. He or she will be expected to leverage research from the broader neuroscience research community to develop computational approaches for addressing real-world problems, and will have the opportunity to interact on a daily basis with patients. This collaborative project is performed jointly by the groups of Drs. Jon Sensinger (Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Canada) Levi Hargrove (Center for Bionic Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, USA), and Konrad Kording (Northwestern University, Chicago USA).
A layman’s overview of the project is video-scribed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEzbuiJi0T0

Applicants must have a PhD degree in Neuroscience, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or a related discipline and have excellent Matlab programming skills. Previous experience in computational motor control or optimal control is a plus.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Sensinger (j.sensinger at unb.ca<mailto:j.sensinger at unb.ca>) by email. To apply, please send an email along with (1) curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter describing previous research experience and interests; (3) the names and contact information of three references.

Dr. Sensinger will be available to answer questions and discuss this job opportunity with potential candidates at the EMBC 2014 meeting in Chicago, USA (August 27-30).

Jon Sensinger, PhD
Associate Director, Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of New Brunswick

Twitter: @jsensinger
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jon-sensinger/9a/1b2/a09

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