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Postdoc Research Fellow: Measuring Muscle Adaptation to Exercise in Healthy and Stroke Survivors with Implications in Rehab. Robotics

The Neuro-Mechanical Modeling and Engineering Lab (Department of Biomechanical Engineering, University of Twente) is seeking for one outstanding postdoctoral fellow to work as part of the INTERACT Project, funded by the European Research Council: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/803035

THE OPENING:

This post-doc opening focuses on the experimental study of skeletal muscle adaptation and remodeling in response to load and strain across large time scales, e.g., multiple weeks. The successful candidate will employ multi-scale measuring techniques to investigate changes in muscle activation, fascicle length, pennation angle, volume, and force-generating capacity (e.g., torque and stiffness). This will involve the combined use of imaging (i.e., ultrasound, MRI), dynamometry and electromyography techniques.

In you're interested and passionate about investigating how human skeletal muscles change their biological structure in response to injury and robotic training, then please read more about the opening from the link below and apply by November 8th, 2021:

We offer high-reaching positions with a generous allowance as well as extraordinary research facilities and working environment. Your work will be facilitated by in-house expertise and mentorship. You will collaborate with top-scientists on aspects including motor unit electrophysiology, muscle modelling and wearable robotics, giving large opportunities for growth and to perform impactful research!

The project and the opening have large potential to make high scientific and industrial impact. For questions, please contact Prof. Massimo Sartori, mail: m.sartori@utwente.nl. 


THE EUROPEAN PROJECTS:

The INTERACT Project aims to develop predictive models of the neuromuscular system to establish new closed-loop control methods for robotics-based neuro-rehabilitation. With a focus on spinal cord electrical stimulation and robotic exoskeleton, we will demonstrate how motor dysfunction is repaired by inducing optimal changes in neuromuscular targets. Visit the project page here


THE ORGANIZATION: 

The Neuro-Mechanical Modelling & Engineering Lab. We interface robotic technologies with the neuromuscular system to improve movement. We apply modelling and signal processing, in a translational way, to develop novel real-time bio-inspired assistive technologies. Our goal is to establish a roadmap for discovering fundamental principles of movement at the interface between humans and wearable robots ultimately for improving human health. Check our Lab out on our Website and YouTube pages.  

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research (https://www.utwente.nl/en/).