[Comp-neuro] From Dagmar Sternad: Position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Motor Control

Marta Russo m.russo at hsantalucia.it
Thu Feb 21 15:38:10 CET 2019


On behalf of Prof. Dagmar Sternad


*Position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Motor Control*



Dagmar Sternad

Professor of Biology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Physics
Northeastern University d.sternad at northeastern.edu



We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work in the area
of computational neuroscience and physical human-robot interaction. The
research of Prof. Sternad’s Action Lab’s at Northeastern University in
Boston is on human motor control and learning with extensions to clinical
populations and rehabilitation http://www.northeastern.edu/actionlab/.
Ongoing projects are on complex object manipulation and on human walking on
unstable support. Our research addresses fundamental questions on human
motor control, with a view to human-robot interactions and also clinical
applications. Several ongoing collaborations are with Prof. Neville Hogan
at MIT.



The Action Lab’s interdisciplinary research program addresses questions in
motor control from the perspective of dynamical system, bridging
disciplinary approaches from nonlinear dynamics, biomechanics and
engineering, neuroscience and psychology. The overall goal of our research
is to understand the generation of perceptually controlled behavior in
human systems.



Our lab is equipped with state-of-the-art experimental equipment, including
3D motion capture, three virtual reality set-ups with a robot manipulandum,
force plates and wireless EMG. We also use brain measurement and
stimulation techniques, such as EEG and TMS.

Our laboratory is currently supported by the National Science Foundation
and the National Institutes of Health. For more information about ongoing
projects please visit our website: http://www.northeastern.edu/actionlab/



Candidates should have graduate training in one of the following
disciplines: Computational Motor Neuroscience, Physics, Mechanical,
Electrical or Computer Engineering, the latter with an emphasis on robotics
and interest in human motor control. The applicant should demonstrate an
academic record of scientific excellence, independent research, and a
strong interest in an interdisciplinary approach to human and robotic motor
control. Experience in programming is expected (Matlab, C++, Statistics
packages, etc.). He/she will get involved in existing research projects,
but is also encouraged to bring to bear his/her expertise into the research
project.



The Action Lab is located in the Departments of Biology, Electrical and
Computer Engineering, and Physics at Northeastern University as well as the
Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Complex Systems. Northeastern
University is located in the heart of Boston, which provides a stimulating
environment for interdisciplinary research.



Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, including a list of
publications, and two letters of recommendation to
d.sternad at northeastern.edu. Hiring will start as soon as possible.

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