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Post-Doctoral Fellow Research - Sensorimotor Plasticity Lab

Company: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Our 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 spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. In this position, the fellow will work on a variety of projects that utilize techniques such as electromyography (EMG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), functional electrical stimulation (FES), and clinical dynamometry. 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.

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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.

Principal Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Develops, submits and publishes results of research projects to scientific journals and presents data to public conferences/seminars when needed.
  • Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

Keywords: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago , Post-Doctoral Fellow Research - Sensorimotor Plasticity Lab, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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