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.
Internal Number: 91919
About The Shirley Ryan Abilitylab
The Shirley Ryan Abilitylab is recognized as #1 in rehabilitation for 28 years in a row. AbilityLab introduces its revolutionary care through 5 Innovation Centers - state-of-the-art hospital facilities and equipment for exceptional patient care provided by the best medical and nursing support. Each Innovation Center focuses on an area of biomedical science with extraordinary promise: Brain; Spinal Cord; Nerve, Muscle & Bone; Pediatric and Cancer. We integrate the best medical and research experts together in real time. We innovate ways to speed recovery from medical conditions that affect ability.
We've made our life's work helping people advance ability…ability of the mind, body and spirit. Because of our reputation for excellence and breakthroughs, we attract the best doctors, therapists, nurses and researchers: the best expertise means the best outcomes for our patients.
Our 5 Ability Labs, each focusing on specific functional outcomes, are dynamics spaces where interdisciplinary teams provide a full range of therapeutic services and develop new research-based insights to help patients gain function, achieve better outcomes and enjoy greater independence. AbilityLab’s research... enterprise is the largest of its kind and renowned for breakthroughs in biomedical, neural, mechanical and electrical engineering; molecular/cellular biology; robotics and pharmacotherapeutics. We have more than 350 studies + trials under way — human-subject, applied research and proof-of-concept testing - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab runs the largest active research enterprise in the rehabilitation field of medicine.
The Arms + Hands Lab is a robust environment designed for patients and research participants working on recovering and strengthening complex hand and reaching skills — turning a key, picking up a pen, putting on a sweater…all the many things we do with our hands, arms and fingers.
The Harris Family Foundation Arms + Hands Lab spans two floors in the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (21-22), which are connected by a therapeutic, practical and graceful flight of stairs. In this Lab patients, doctors and researchers work on advancing hand function and movement, body and upper-limb coordination, strength, reaching and hand control (including individual finger manipulation). Therapeutic care and scientific interventions include one-on-one and group therapeutic activities.
State-of-the-art research methods and approaches in this Lab include experimental electromyography, movement analysis, kinetic analysis, biomechanics, sensor technologies, brain and/or other imaging, brain physiology, musculoskeletal physiology, experimental biologics, experimental pharmacotherapeutics, and emerging technologies and use of smart devices.
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab provides an outstanding professional environment and the professional satisfactions of being the best. In addition we also offer some of the most competitive benefits in the field.