Available Positions

Opening – two post-doctoral fellow positions in Motor Function and Rehabilitation

The UTHealth Motor Recovery Laboratory at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital (www.motorrecoveryhouston.org) is seeking two highly motivated researchers to join the laboratory and contribute to ongoing projects. The research laboratory is part of Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas – Medical School at Houston. The lab is housed in the outpatient clinic at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital that allows easy and convenient access to patient populations, including stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, amputation and pain.
A successful candidate should have a PhD degree in an area related to motor function and rehabilitation, such as movement neuroscience, biomechanics, kinesiology, rehabilitation science, etc. Experience with experimental studies of human motor function as well as knowledge of LabView and Matlab are essential. Experience with clinical studies, good English and communication skills are desired.

The new Post-Doctoral Fellows will be expected to contribute to some of the following ongoing research projects: 1) Clinical application of respiratory-motor coupling; 2) Localization of motor points using high-density surface EMG; 3) Electrical stimulation for neuropathic pain management; 4) Pathophysiology and management of spasticity. In addition, development of new projects for possible grant submission and collaboration with other faculty members is strongly encouraged.

The initial appointment is for one year with a possibility of extension. Salary depends on the experience. The positions are available immediately. Positions will remain open until filled.

Applicants should submit an application letter with a complete C.V. (including the names and e-mail addresses of three individuals who can be contacted as references) and two representative journal articles (pdf version) to Sheng Li (sheng.li@uth.tmc.edu)

The UTHSC-H is an Equal Opportunity Employer: M/F/D/V (minority/female/disabled/veteran)