[robotics-worldwide] postdoc position, Northwestern and Rehab Inst of Chicago

Kevin Lynch kmlynch at northwestern.edu
Mon Apr 6 09:34:32 PDT 2009

Postdoctoral Position in Human Motor Control at Northwestern
University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the Laboratory for
Intelligent Mechanical Systems at Northwestern University are
collaborating on an NIH-funded project to characterize human force
control capabilities.  This work will help establish baseline
performance of unimpaired subjects, suggest robotic rehabilitation
protocols for stroke patients, and further our research in the design
of robots for physical human-robot interaction (pHRI).

We are currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral position on
this project.  The successful applicant will have experience in
dynamics, modeling, and control of robots; be comfortable designing
experimental protocols for human studies; and be able to analyze
experimental data.  Familiarity with robot force control, impedance
control, hybrid control, and the human motor control system are
pluses.  Applicants should have a Ph.D.  in mechanical, electrical, or
biomedical engineering, or a related area.

The duration of the postdoctoral fellowship is expected to be two
years, with other durations possible.  The position is available
immediately.  The candidate will work with faculty in robotics at
Northwestern University as well as researchers in the Sensory Motor
Performance Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the
leading rehabilitation research facility in the country.  Pay is

To apply for the position, email a cover letter describing your
professional interests and future goals, a CV, and contact information
for three references to Prof. Kevin Lynch, kmlynch at northwestern.edu.
All three documents should be in pdf format.


Kevin M. Lynch
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL  60208-3111

kmlynch at northwestern.edu

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