Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury Motor Control Scientist, SRALab

Northwestern University
Schiller Park, IL
Closing date
Dec 7, 2023

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The NUFSM Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in collaboration Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, seeks a full-time non-tenure-eligible Team Scientist at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. The position is based at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, with opportunities for collaboration with Northwestern University Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuroscience, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Develops and submits research proposals and grant applications to secure external research funding from agencies such as the NIH, VA, NIDILRR, DoD, NSF and private foundations.
  2. Ensures that scientific and regulatory milestones of specific projects are met.
  3. Publishes original studies in refereed journals that advance our understanding of motor control, and translation science linked to neurologic illness.
  4. Demonstrates leadership activity in professional organizations such as the Society for Neuroscience, the International Society for Society for Neuroscience, Neural Control of Movement, Progress in Motor Control, etc.
  5. Contributes to the educational of highly qualified personnel including graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, medical students, and residents.
  6. Participate in and collaborate on Department activities, as requested by the Department Chair.
Qualified candidates:
  1. Knowledge of measurement and statistics principles acquired through a Ph.D. in a scientific discipline from an accredited school and successful completion of a postdoctoral fellowship
  2. Minimum 2 years of related experience with an expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts. Reputation as emerging leader in field with sustained performance and accomplishment.
  3. Uses professional concepts in accordance with institute objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways .
  4. Demonstrated success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought.
  5. Works on complex problems and designs/conducts research projects in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
  6. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  7. Requires proficiency in writing to prepare grant proposals, research reports and other publications, and explain complex results to a lay audience.
  8. Interpersonal skills needed to communicate effectively with other staff members, fellow researchers.
  9. May determine methods and procedures on new assignments and may provide guidance to other lower-level personnel.
  10. Commitment to teaching and teaching ability are requirements

The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled.

When applying, please upload a CV and cover letter describing your interest and alignment with the position. Also upload this completed list of references form to suggest the names of individuals who could write letters of reference on your behalf.

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