[Neuroscience] Postdoctoral position at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

Boris Prilutsky via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by boris.prilutsky from ap.gatech.edu)
Wed Aug 8 12:22:23 EST 2007


Postdoctoral position at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

The Center for Human Movement Studies at the School of Applied 
Physiology of Georgia Tech (http://www.ap.gatech.edu/) is inviting 
applications for a postdoctoral position to work on a project 
"Sensorimotor Control of Locomotion after Peripheral Nerve Injury". 
The scope of the project will include investigations of (1) 
mechanical response of the local musculoskeletal system to peripheral 
nerve injury and repair, (2) short-term compensation of muscle 
coordination during the recovery from self-reinnervation of selected 
ankle extensors in the cat, and (3) contribution of proprioception 
from intact muscles to adaptation of the motor patterns to the loss 
of feedback in selected ankle extensors. The research will involve 
close collaboration with the groups of Dr. Arthur English (Emory 
University) and T. Richard Nichols (Emory University/Georgia Tech). 
The Center for Human Movement Studies has a 6-camera Vicon system, 
three small Bertec force platforms, and equipment for recording 
muscle and nerve activity and forces from selected muscles.

The appointment will start immediately and be for one year initially 
and renewable up to a total of 3-5 years. Successful candidate is 
expected to have a background in human/animal movement science, 
biomedical engineering, neurophysiology or related fields. Experience 
in motion analysis, animal surgery and chronic physiological 
recordings is beneficial.

Existing research programs at the School of Applied Physiology use a 
systems physiology approach to study movement and mobility at all 
levels, from molecule to organism.  Research areas include muscle and 
exercise physiology, neural control, biomechanics, and prosthetics 
and orthotics. Opportunities for collaboration exist on campus and 
with the Emory School of Medicine, Georgia State University and the 
Atlanta VA Medical Center.  Georgia Tech is one of the top 10 US 
public research universities and is situated on an attractive 400 
acre campus in the heart of Atlanta, a culturally-rich and dynamic city.

Please send CV, research summary, and contact information of three 
references to Dr. Robert J. Gregor at robert.gregor from ap.gatehc.edu or 
Dr. Boris I. Prilutsky at boris.prilutsky from ap.gatech.edu.

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Boris I. Prilutsky, Ph.D.
School of Applied Physiology
Georgia Institute of Technology
281 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0356
Phone: (404) 894-7659
Fax: (404) 894-7593
E-mail: boris.prilutsky from ap.gatech.edu



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