Brinson Foundation Stroke Fellowship - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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2-year Brinson postdoctoral Fellowship in Stroke Rehabilitation Research

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), a Northwestern University affiliated Research Hospital in Chicago is pleased to offer a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in stroke-related research. The position, which is sponsored by the Brinson Foundation, is linked to the laboratories of the Sensory-Motor Performance Program, which is a program broadly devoted to the application of engineering and neuroscience techniques to the study of neurological injuries or disorders.

Applicants may undertake their research in any of the laboratories working on topics related to human stroke. Studies may involve advanced signal processing, modeling and simulation, biomechanics and motion analyses, sensor recordings, or novel diagnostics. Alternatively, applicants may focus on novel therapeutic interventions including robotics, drug trials or other treatments. The position will be open as of 2018.

Applicants must have completed an earned doctorate in a relevant field, such as engineering, computer science, neuroscience or a relevant clinical discipline.  Applicants should also be eligible to work in the United States.

More information about the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is available at  Additional descriptions of the laboratories, their directors and ongoing research programs are available at  

For additional information or to submit applications, please contact Prof. William Z. Rymer, Director, SMPP, at

Interested applicants should send a current CV, a statement of research interests, and a list of 4 references who are familiar with applicants’ research and scholarly activities. The position has a competitive stipend.  Applications will remain open until the position is filled.