Denmark : Postdoc in Human Locomotor Control

Denmark : Postdoc in Human Locomotor Control

Job description:
The position is available from 1 November 2010 to 31 October 2012 (or soon hereafter) with the possibility of extension depending on available funding.

Research areas will be within investigation of multi-sensory control strategies for locomotion using a state-of-the-art virtual reality system, split belt treadmill as well as mechanical actuator systems. Investigations will also concern the contributions of visual, vestibular and proprioceptive information to the control of locomotion in both healthy and diseased populations.

The Postdoc will join the Neural Engineering and Neurophysiology of Movement Group within the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction at the Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University. Currently the group consists of 1 Professor, 4 Associate Professors, 8 Post-doctoral fellows and 15 PhD students. The group conducts research in eight laboratories that comprise state-of-the-art facilities for animal, human and clinical experiments as well as unique instrumentation and methodologies developed by the group.

Applicants will have successfully completed a PhD, and experience with human experimental studies, movement analysis, software programming and signal processing is expected. Knowledge of virtual reality systems and neurophysiological assessment techniques is an advantage. Applicants should have an established record of experience conducting experiments with human subjects and dissemination through peer-reviewed publications.

Department of Health Science and Technology carries out multi-disciplinary research and teaching in the area of health science and technology. The department has 155 employees and is responsible for more than 500 master students within Biomedical Engineering, Health Informatics, Medicine with Industrial Specialization, Clinical Science and Technology and Sports Science. More than 60 Ph.D. students are enrolled in the doctoral school affiliated to the department. The department has laboratory facilities for 3D movement analysis, respiratory and circulatory examination, sensory and motor functions analysis, brain analysis, tissue culturing, stem cell examination etc. - for more information, see:
Qualification requirements:
Limited teaching within the area can be expected, but also in other study programmes at the University.

Appointment to Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment to Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at the same institution (appointment at Assistant Professor level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark, however max. six years at Assistant Professor level at Aalborg University).

The Ministry of Finance Circular concerning the job structure for academic staff at universities and the Guidelines for applicants regarding application and procedure can be seen here

The application must contain the following:
• A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
• A current curriculum vitae
• Education (copies of documentation for degrees obtained)
• Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered as well as 3 copies of each of these works.
• Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organizations and the like.
• Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
• References/recommendations
• Personal data

An assessment committee will assess all candidates.
Appointment and salary acc. to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of professional Associations (AC) on Academics in the State.
You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting, (+45) 9940 7571,, or Professor Thomas Sinkjær,
Application marked with position number P29040, including CV, diploma, particularly relevant publications, other documentation as well as a complete list of the enclosed documentation, all in 4 copies (but only 3 copies of the publications) must arrive at Aalborg University with the morning post by the 25.10.2010.

Application is to be forwarded to :
The Faculty of Medicine, Niels Jernes Vej 10, 9220 Aalborg Øst
Application Deadline : 25 October 2010

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