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Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research Arms & Hands Lab

Company: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

By joining our team, you'll be part of our life-changing Mission and Vision. You'll work in a truly inclusive environment where diversity and equity are championed through words and actions. You'll contribute to an innovative culture that is second to none, one that embraces curiosity, discovery and compassion. You'll play a role in something that's never been done before as we integrate science and clinical care to help patients achieve better, faster outcomes - as we Advance Human Ability, together.
Job Description SummaryOur research laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join our team and contribute to research projects centered around neuroplasticity, motor control, and rehabilitation in individuals with neurological deficits like multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury. In this position, the fellow will work on a variety of projects that utilize techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electromyography (EMG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and other techniques. The postdoctoral fellow will work collaboratively with a diverse team consisting of engineers, therapists, physicians, and scientists to design, develop, execute, and implement scientific research.Please head to the following link to learn more about SRALab research: /> To learn more about the Principal Investigator: Milap Sandhu, please head over to the following link: /> The Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values 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.The Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.
Job DescriptionThe Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research will:

  • Designs, develops, and executes scientific research pertaining to neuroplasticity, motor control, neurophysiology, functional neuroimaging and electrical stimulation in collaboration with a research team. -
  • Participates in weekly lab meetings, journal clubs, and seminars.
  • Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products. -
  • Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories. -
  • Assists with development of collaborative projects within and outside the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and test ideas for new projects development.
  • Applies for fellowships and grants for external lab funding and career development.
  • Participates in weekly lab meetings, journal clubs and seminars.
  • Builds and maintains a well-organized and accountable journal of own laboratory protocols, experiments, results, and analyses.Reporting Relationships
    • Reports directly to the assigned Principal InvestigatorKnowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
      • Ph.D. or equivalent in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, motor control, or a related field.
      • Research experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: TMS, EMG, MRI imaging or advanced signal processing.
      • Experience in human-related experiments, motor control or learning is preferred.
      • Experience with programming languages such as R, MATLAB, Python, etc.
      • Strong writing skills demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications.
      • General knowledge or interest in rehabilitation and specific knowledge in biomedical or clinical principles.
      • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills needed to participate as a creative member of a growing research team.
      • Ability to exchange ideas and to work closely with clinicians, patients, and professional organizations.
      • Willingness to network within the Institute and to independently strengthen/develop new external collaborations.Working Conditions
        • Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.
        • General laboratory setting with clinical equipment like Biodex, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator, Robotic devices, exercise equipment, and treadmills.
        • Ability to move equipment and materials as needed.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.Equal Employment Opportunity ShirleyRyan AbilityLab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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