Requisition ID 2019-1242 # of Openings 1 Category (Portal Searching) Research (non-Faculty) Position Type Temporary Full-Time City Logan Job Classification Exempt College E Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services Department Kinesiology & Health Science Advertised Salary Minimum of $44,000, plus excellent benefits
Overview A postdoctoral position is available for independent and motivated candidates to work in the laboratory of Dr. Dave Bolton http://khs.usu.edu/labs/perception-action-lab/index-1 in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Science at Utah State University. This position will study brain-based mechanisms that contribute to reactive balance control in older adults. The overall goal of our lab is to understand how higher brain processes play a role in avoiding a fall. This is an NIH-funded project for a temporary position with an end-date of November 30, 2020.
Responsibilities The fellow will join a research team conducting studies into the cortical mechanisms of balance control focused on both healthy young and older adult populations. The fellow's primary responsibilities will be to conduct studies using a variety of techniques, which include: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, electromyography, force plates, and electrogoniometers. The fellow will play a major role in project management including supervision of research assistants, recruiting participants, data management, data analysis and other day-to-day operations for conducting a research project in human movement science. The fellow will also contribute to research dissemination by presenting at scientific conferences and manuscript preparation.
PhD in Neuroscience, Kinesiology or related field
Prior research experience in human movement science research
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
Peer reviewed publications in reputable journals
Experience with programming (labview, matlab)
Required Documents Along with the online application, please attach: 1.CV to be uploaded in the profile 2.Research Interest Please do not attach research interest statement. You will be instructed to copy and paste your statement in the application. 3.Official transcript to be uploaded in the profile
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