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Postdoctoral Associate, Sargent College

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Boston University
Location
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Postdoctoral Associate, Sargent College

Tracking Code22500029100524Job Description

Overview: The Neuromotor Recovery Laboratory at Boston University and the Move Lab at Harvard University have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral associate to coordinate and lead a research project at the intersection of soft robotic exosuits, wearable sensing, controls, neurophysiology, movement science, and clinical rehabilitation. The position will focus on advancing clinical research in the areas of wearable robotics and sensors. The postdoctoral associate will join a highly multidisciplinary team with backgrounds in engineering, biomechanics, and rehabilitation science. The position will involve contributing to the development of new technology as well as its evaluation with clinicians and patient populations. The position is ideal for preparing individuals for a scientific career in medical technology innovation.

Duties and Responsibilities: The postdoctoral associate will be co-mentored by project faculty and staff leads to set the overall project direction and contribute to clinical testing. The postdoctoral associate will work with a multidisciplinary team of graduate students, research physical therapists, and movement scientists to coordinate technology development, biomechanical and clinical testing, and planning for technology translation. Ideal candidates for this position will have strong team management experience, excellent communication skills, and clinical training.

Required Skills

Qualifications:

  • Postdoctoral Associate: PhD. in movement science, biomechanics, engineering, or related area.
  • Prior experience with clinical research, wearable technologies, and biomechanical analysis desired.
  • Interest in the development and translation of rehabilitation technologies is strongly preferred.

Additional information: This position is for one year with a possibility for renewal of a second year.

Applications to: Lou Awad, PT, DPT, Ph.D. | Director of the Neuromotor Recovery Laboratory at Boston University | [email protected]

The Postdoctoral Associate will sustain and support a culture that celebrates the diversity of individuals and ideas, and values accountability, collaboration, and innovation. Sargent College believes the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to our academic mission of excellence. We welcome candidates who support our commitment to ensuring BU is an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place where everyone can thrive.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and BoosterRequirement within 30 days of the date of hire.  You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions).  For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit theBack2BU site.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationBOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

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