[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Two post-doc positions at Columbia Univ on robotic rehab of SCI patients ...

Sunil K Agrawal sa3077 at columbia.edu
Thu Oct 27 12:41:52 PDT 2016

The RObotics And Rehabilitation  (ROAR) Lab at Columbia University in the
City of New York (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__roar.me.columbia.edu_&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9dqkhJfhCJnDoU0GdCjQMBwX-cNtXLmomcc5aZ5cqgs&s=Ms01zvtn3dNUTGmHMfKEVmZdH8oFg_aKYbs48XgIEco&e= ) is seeking applications for
TWO post-doctoral fellows in the field of robotic rehabilitation of spinal
cord injury patients.

The positions are focused on the application of Tethered Pelvic Assist
Device (TPAD) and cable-driven robots to improve balance of spinal cord
injury patients. This is a 5-year project funded by New York State Spinal
Cord Injury Board and is jointly with Prof. Susan Harkema’s group at
University of Louisville. The project will involve both Columbia
Engineering and Columbia Medical Center.

The successful candidates will work on expanding the designs of TPAD
systems, their engineering validation, and human testing with SCI patients.
While working in the ROAR Lab., the successful candidates will also have
the chance to collaborate on a number of ongoing rehabilitation projects at
Columbia University.

Applicants should have a PhD Degree in Mechanical, Biomedical, Electrical
Engineering, Kineseology, Physical Therapy or in related fields. Candidates
with a strong background in robotics, human biomechanics, real-time
programming, and patient studies are particularly encouraged to apply.

The initial term of appointments is for one year with the possibility of
renewal based on satisfactory performance and continued funding. Potential
start date: January 1, 2017. Competitive salary is offered. Columbia
University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Candidates should e-mail a single pdf file including a Cover Letter
describing background and motivation, CV and contact info for 3 referees to
sunil.agrawal at columbia.edu. Please put “ROAR Lab Postdocs in SCI” in the
subject line.

Review of applications will begin immediately and applicants are encouraged
to apply before November 15th, 2016 to receive full attention. The position
will remain open until filled.

For additional information, check out the following links:





Or contact Dr. Sunil Agrawal at Sunil.Agrawal at columbia.edu

Sunil K. Agrawal, PhD

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Rehabilitation Medicine

Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

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