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Postdoctoral Scholar, BRaIN Lab-DJ

University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
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May 16, 2022

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Postdoctoral Scholar, BRaIN Lab

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Job Description:

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Biomechanics, Rehabilitation, and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience (BRaIN) Lab ( is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral scholar to join our interdisciplinary team studying brain dynamics and multimodal neuromechanics of human locomotion. The postdoctoral scholar will also be part of the UCF Preeminent Postdoctoral Program (P3). The position is available for at least two years.

The postdoctoral scholar will primarily work on an NSF-funded project to leverage EEG artifacts for multimodal neuromechanics gait studies and an NIH-funded project to record and analyze dual-layer electroencephalography (EEG) in young and older adults walking with treadmill perturbations.



The postdoctoral scholar will also have opportunities to gain experiences with writing grant proposals, mentoring students, and other aspects of managing a research lab to help prepare them to become independent investigators in the future.


AA-College of Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Advertised Annual Salary:


Minimum Qualifications:

* Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a related field (such as biomedical engineering, computer science, neuroscience, kinesiology, or other related fields) by the time of the hire.

* Evidence of oral and written scientific communication through conference presentations and/or publications.

* Matlab and/or Python coding skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience with at least two of the following techniques: EEG, electromyography (EMG), motion capture, expired gas analyses, and eye tracking.

* Machine learning and deep learning skills.

* At least one first author publication.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Postdoctoral scholar must be able to start before 05/31/2022 and is expected to reside in Florida as of the start date.

This is a repost position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload 1) a cover letter describing your interest and future career goals, 2) current full CV, 3) 1-3 accepted/published papers, and 4) the names and contact information of at least three professional references (names, titles, emails, faculty webpages).

NOTE: Please have all application documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

Questions regarding this search should be directed to Helen J. Huang, Ph.D., Director of the UCF BRaIN Lab, at

Florida Clause:

Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government. For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see: .

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: . As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.
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