Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuromuscular Research
A postdoctoral training position is available in the laboratory of Yasin Dhaher, Ph.D., in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UT Southwestern Medical Center to study neuromuscular research and rehabilitation sciences. Our current focus is on understanding the modulatory effects of endogenous sex hormones on the basic properties along the neuromuscular axis in the healthy human population, an interplay between the endocrine and neurophysiologic domains. The overall goal of the study is to develop baseline knowledge in healthy states and use as a platform to identify and characterize differences due hormonal states that distinguish women in their prime of life with neuromuscular dysfunction from the general patient population and inform the design of sex-specific contemporary rehabilitation treatment approaches.
We are seeking to recruit an ambitious and successful scientist with doctoral degree in neuroscience or related fields and are interested in an opportunity to research the molecular basis of the endocrine mediated changes in neuromuscular control seen at the systems level. The project will be an excellent opportunity for a neurophysiology/biomedical engineering researcher to pursue novel applications of cutting-edge biology/neurophysiology and explore an area with extraordinary potential for clinical translation.
Candidates must have a professional level of knowledge in motor control generally acquired through the completion of a Ph.D. Degree in Neurophysiology, Physical Therapy, Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering or related fields. Must have knowledge in Neurophysiology & Biology and clinical research, and quantitative skills are preferable. This project is funded by an NIH grant.
Information on our postdoctoral training program and benefits can be found in our Postdoc Handbook or at http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/postdocs.
Interested individuals should send a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to:
Yasin Dhaher, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9055