City University of New York
College of Staten Island
Staten Island, NY
The Motor Control and NeuroRecovery laboratory (Klab4Recovery) at the City University of New York department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences invites applications for a grant-funded research fellowship position. The goal of the K-lab is to develop noninvasive rehabilitation strategies based on neurophysiological evidence for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). The position is available for 3 years and is supported by the New York State Department of Health, Spinal Cord Injury Research Program. The research project concentrates on the development of rehabilitation strategies for locomotor recovery of people with SCI, while utilizing state-of-the-art non-invasive neurophysiological methods.
Working in our [Klab4Recovery] multidisciplinary, energetic research team, the Biomedical Engineer with a passion for signal processing, data analysis and real-life biomedical challenges will assume a major role in data collection and analysis for several projects in human movement and rehabilitation for individuals with spinal cord injury. Projects use a multidisciplinary approach involving electrophysiological techniques (EMG, TMS, spinal reflex conditioning protocols, transspinal stimulation), and kinematics (motion capture, force), combined with advanced signal processing and analysis to better understand brain-spinal function, impairment, and recovery following novel rehabilitation interventions.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
-Setting up and operating equipment including Lokomat, EMG, TMS, and motion-tracker systems;
-Performing data collections involving research participants;
-Processing experimental data, developing new methods, computer programs, and data processing algorithms as required;
-Assisting with recruiting, screening, enrollment, and scheduling of participants; and
-Assisting with preparation of papers and presentations.
-PhD or MS degree(s) in signal processing/biomedical engineering or closely related field.
-Background and experience in signal processing and biomedical instrumentation.
In addition, the following qualifications are preferred:
-Strong computer skills with solid programming experience, particularly in Matlab.
-Specific interests and/or experience in the following areas: neuromuscular rehabilitation; biomedical signal processing (e.g., EEG, TMS, and EMG); brain and muscle electrophysiology.
-Prior research experience with human subjects.
To apply, please send your résumé, a cover letter summarizing relevant research experience, and interests, and names of three references to Klab4Recovery@gmail.com or to Maria.Knikou@csi.cuny.edu
To learn more about our research works, please visit our website at www.Klab4Recovery.org
Only those candidates being considered will be contacted.