We are currently seeking physical therapists or bioengineers with a PhD in these or related fields for several available post-doctoral positions starting this spring or summer. The postdoctoral fellow would participate in research focusing on the use of non-invasive brain imaging techniques, specifically electroencephalography (EEG) and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to evaluate emergence of motor skills in infants and toddlers with and without cerebral palsy, and /or on the design and implementation of novel early intervention device-augmented training paradigms. Our laboratory utilizes a team approach that combines clinical research and engineering expertise to investigate motor coordination in cerebral palsy and to design and test novel interventions. We are also willing to consider other projects chosen by the candidate which are related to the research focus of the laboratory and within the mentors’ areas of expertise.
We are located within the NIH Research Hospital, the Clinical Center, which is on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD (just north of Washington D.C. Our section has a fully equipped motion analysis laboratory with 12 cameras, 3 force plates, wireless EMG system, instrumented treadmill and ZeroG harness system, a Neurocom balance system, wireless and tethered EEG and fNIRS systems, 3D muscle ultrasound, Biodex and JTech dynamometers, robotics fabrication laboratory, VR capabilities, etc. We also have access to state-of-the-science brain imaging and genetics testing facilities, along with many other NIH resources. Post-doctoral training is an important part of the NIH mission and there is a very vibrant post-doctoral community here with many exceptional NIH-wide educational opportunities for young investigators.
Interested individuals should send their CV and a brief summary of career goals to Dr. Diane Damiano, the Chief of the Functional and Applied Biomechanics Section at <>.