Post-Doctoral Fellow Research - Robotics Lab, Full-time

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Schiller Park, IL
Closing date
Apr 4, 2023

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Pharmaceutical, Laboratory
Organization Type

The Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the RobotLab, Arms+Hands, and Center for Neuroplasticity will help lead design, development, execution, and implementation of scientific research and/or development in collaboration with the research team of his/her assigned Principal Investigator.

This position is in support of the activities of the University of Illinois at Chicago, the ShirleyRyan AbilityLab research hospital, and Northwestern University. The RobotLab focuses on artificial intelligence and the study of musculoskeletal mechanics, control, learning, and rehabilitation for restoration of functional ability. This human-machine interface experiments that develop models of re-learning to control after neural injuries such as stroke. This 4-year project funded by the NIH R01NS053606 is led by James Patton will invite two successive 2-year post doctorial fellows. We search for world-class engineers seeking innovation development, clinical research, and a multidisciplinary team mentality. Expertise is needed in robotics, human motor systems physiology, modeling simulation and controls.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow, Arms + Hands will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow, Arms + Hands will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Principal Responsibilities

The Post-Doctoral Fellow, Arms + Hands:

    Ensures the design, development, execution and implementation of scientific research and/or development in collaboration with a research team.
    Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products.
    Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories.
    Assists with development of collaborative projects within and outside the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and test ideas for new projects development.
    Applies for fellowships and grants for external lab funding and career development.
    Participates in weekly lab meetings, journal clubs and seminars.
    Builds and maintains a well-organized and accountable journal of own laboratory protocols, experiments, results and analyses.
    Develops, submits and publishes results of research projects in scientific journals and presents data to public conferences/seminars when needed.
    Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

    Reporting Relationships

      Reports directly to the assigned Principal Investigator

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