The University of Michigan Neuromuscular and Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory (NeuRRo Lab) invites applicants to apply for a Research Associate/Postdoctoral position to assist in NIH-funded clinical trials that seek to establish novel interventions to promote quadriceps strength and function after ACL injury and reconstruction. The position will provide opportunities to gain experience and expertise in the field of Physical Rehabilitation with a special emphasis on Clinical Trials, Human Movement Control, and Neuroplasticity. The NeuRRo Lab is housed within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is directed by Dr. Chandramouli Krishnan, PT, PhD. Research in the NeuRRo Lab involves both mechanistic and interventional studies to facilitate our current understanding of neuromuscular function and regulation in the context of movement control and neuromuscular plasticity. Specifically, the lab has a particular interest in developing and testing low-cost technologies for the assessment and treatment of neurological and orthopedic conditions. The candidate will be expected to contribute to these research goals and interests.
Conduct Independent and guided research that are assigned to the candidate.
Participate and lead all aspects of the clinical trial research, including subject recruitment, scheduling, data collection, processing, and data dissemination.
Ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of University of Michigan.
Developing appropriate software and hardware technologies that are required for conducting the required experiments.
Writing IRB applications to receive approval for Human Subjects Experiments.
Collect and Analyze data, including periodical literature search and utilizing specialized skills to analyze the collected data.
Participate and Assist in Manuscript writing for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals and/or presentations and also Assist in Grant Writing.
Participate regularly in the lab meetings and teach, and mentor the graduate and undergraduate students in the lab.
Assist in lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance, and ordering of supplies and materials as needed.
a. PhD in Physical Therapy, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, or related field
b. Excellent written and oral communication skills
c. Excellent attention to detail and organization skills
d. Experience with human subjects research and clinical trials
e. Experience with EMG, Motion Capture, Strength Testing, and Neurophysiological assessments (e.g., TMS, H-Reflex, etc.)
f. Experience with manuscript writing, proposal writing and development of study protocols
g. Able to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
h. Programming experience (e.g., LabVIEW, Matlab, etc.)
i. Knowledge of signal processing and advanced statistics
NeuRRo lab, Burlington Bldg. & MedSport Dominos Farm
This is a six month position - which will be extended based on funding and performance.
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