Postdoctoral Research Assoc

Aug 03, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Postdoctoral Research Assoc

Requisition Number: STFR003927

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Laboratory for Movement Neuroscience, directed by Eugene Tunik in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Science at Northeastern University, is recruiting 1-2 Postdoctoral Research Associates. This position will be involved in projects studying the neural bases of online motor control and adaptation in healthy populations and individuals with pathology. Methodologies in the lab include 3D immersive virtual reality and mixed-reality (Vizard, Worldviz) with integrated Phantom 1.5 Premium manipulandum, motion capture, tDCS/tACS/tRNS (Neuroconn), neuronavigated single- and paired-pulse TMS (Brainsight and Magstim), peripheral stimulator for paired associative stimulation. State of the art 3T-MRI scanning facilities are available. The appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal, pending funding and performance. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2016, but is flexible.


A Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, bioengineering, computer science, mathematics, or psychology, with emphasis on motor control / motor learning is required. Experience with human behavioral experiments, fMRI, or EMG/TMS approaches is strongly preferred. The candidate should have strong computational skills, proficiency in programming (MATLAB, Python, or C++), strong communication skills, and self-initiative / ability to work independently.

Additional Information:
Bouvé College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University’s mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter- disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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