Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences
Location: Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time: Full Time
The Movement Neuroscience Laboratory, directed by Eugene Tunik in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Science at Northeastern University, has openings for up to 3 Postdoctoral Research Associates. He/she will have the opportunity to contribute to three ongoing projects: 1) investigating the neural mechanisms of planning and updating of reach-to-grasp actions, 2) investigating how actions, muscles, and synergies are represented in the brain, and 3) investigating neuromotor biomarkers in ALS. The focus of these projects includes the study of basic mechanisms in healthy individuals as well as the pathophysiologic mechanisms in patients with Stroke and ALS. He/she will be trained in neurophysiology, motor control theory, and experimental techniques for measurement of human behavior. Strong collaborations with faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offer outstanding opportunities to obtain additional training in signal processing, machine learning, and their applications to computational neuroscience. Methodologies used in the lab include immersive virtual reality, haptic feedback using robotics, motion capture, electromyography, magnetic and electrical non-invasive brain stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, and neuroimaging. He/She will be integral team members, make creative contributions to innovative scientific directions in the lab, and contribute to writing manuscripts and grants. The appointment(s) is for one year with possibility of renewal, pending funding and performance. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018, but is flexible. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
An MD or a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, bioengineering, computer science, mathematics, or psychology, with emphasis on motor control / motor learning or motor neurophysiology is required. Experience with human behavioral experiments, fMRI, or EMG/TMS approaches is preferred, but not required. The candidate should have strong computational skills, proficiency in programming (MATLAB, Python, or C++), strong written and verbal communication skills, and self-initiative / ability to work independently.
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