Postdoctoral Fellow at The Shirley Ryan Abilitylab

Location
Chicago, Illinois
Posted
Sep 19, 2019
Closes
Dec 18, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

We are looking for a PostDoctoral Fellow to join our lab. Our current research focuses on furthering our understanding of human motor control, their respective pathways, and their pathophysiology after spinal cord injury. Our lab investigates Corticospinal and Reticulospinal contributions to voluntary movement as well as the mechanisms underlying spasticity after SCI. Our methods of investigation include transcranial magnetic stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, and transcutaneous electrical spinal stimulation.

The PostDoc Fellow consistently demonstrates support of the SRALab statement of Mission and Philosophy by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

 

Essential duties and responsibility

Participates in the recruitment and evaluation of research subjects.

Designs, executes, and analyzes experiments within a laboratory team environment and a larger research program of engineers, physical therapists, and neuroscientists.

Reviews, analyzes, and reports relevant literature in weekly lab meetings.

Assists the PI in the preparation of manuscripts and grant applications relevant to the experimental work.

Supervises and mentors undergraduate and graduate students in laboratory techniques.

Will perform other related duties, as assigned.



Education and qualification requirement

Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. or M.D. degree in Neuroscience or relevant biological sciences. Effective communication skills, highly motivated, self-driven, creative, and interactive, ability to work collaboratively and independently are also required.

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