Postdoctoral Fellow in Developmental Neuroscience in Pediatrics
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
University of Michigan
Postdoctoral Researcher to work on funded study of early intervention in infants born with spina bifida (myelomeningocele) and brain-behavior link to early development of walking in healthy infants, via fNIRS technology for brain imaging. Our intervention is long-term and based on in-home parent administration of treadmill therapy; we are assessing the impact on stepping and underlying mechanisms, such as spinal reflexes, muscle strength, bone density & growth. Our neuroimaging work will be among the first to assess directly changes in the cortex that precede or follow the emergence of upright neuromotor control. Ideal candidate will be able to commit to a 2 year fellowship. Post doctoral fellow will me mentored by professor Beverly Ulrich.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biomechanics, motor control/development, psychology, physical therapy, or a related discipline and a desire to acquire a faculty position in the field of pediatrics and or disabilities after completing the postdoctoral fellowship. Responsibilities include 100% time to these projects, assist in recruitment, co-lead data collection teams, maintain accuracy and integrity of equipment, coordinate data processing/management, communicate results.
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