Postdoctoral Associate

Stony Brook, NY
May 05, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate-1703180

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in a physical medicine or health related fields. Prior knowledge and experience with disability groups and diagnoses in physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, exercise physiology/exercise science, neurology, neurophysiology, electrophysiology, bioengineering, or rehabilitation engineering.

Preferred Qualifications:
Prior experience with spinal cord injury is preferred however experience with other neurological diagnoses is acceptable. Previous experience with motion capture technologies including kinematics, kinetics and EMG is preferred. Expertise in 3D motion capture is preferred. Matlab or other programming expertise is a plus.

Brief Description of Duties:
The Postdoctoral Associate will be required to oversee a newly neuromodulation study for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) to promote recovery of motor, sensory and walking recovery. The position involves neurophysiological testing of the spinal cord as well as magnetic stimulation of the brain and spinal cord. The Postdoctoral Associate will receive on the job training and learn neurophysiological measurement tools, neuromodulation intervention, locomotor recovery intervention and physical and functional assessment for neurological disorders. In addition the position will require physical re-training of the locomotor system of individuals with SCI while walking on a treadmill with overhead support of body weight by providing manual assistance.

  • Manage human subjects committee documentation and assist in ensuring compliance
  • Screen and consent participants for studies
  • Perform pre-post and interim test procedures for studies
  • Assist in ensuring safety of all study participants
  • Participate in all study interventions
  • Manage all data downloads and assist in data analysis and interpretation
  • Assist in manuscript preparation and grant submissions
  • Assist in teaching relevant courses, attend didactic lectures and provide lectures and presentations and professional meetings.
Special Notes: The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
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Official Job Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Job Field: Post Doctoral
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: SHTM - Physical Therapy-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 am - 5:00 pmSHTM - Physical Therapy-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Jan 9, 2018
Posting End Date: Jan 23, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: $47,500 - $53,000/Ann@1.0FTE CWE
Salary Grade: E89


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