Date Posted
6 Feb 2024

PhD Project

Motor Control and Neurorehabilitation

6 Feb 2024

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Position Description

PhD Position in motor control and neurorehabilitation at the University of Verona (Italy)
The Laboratory Action Perception (LAP) at the University of Verona (Italy) is offering a 3 years Ph.D scholarship in the areas of motor control, learning and neurorehabilitation. A main interest of the LAP is to understand the role of human sensory-motor control and learning on human movement considering healthy people and patients with neuro-motor diseases. The position will be under the supervision of Dr. Matteo Bertucco, Ph.D., and will involve experimental studies on neuromechanical and computational principles of postural and locomotor control and learning in healthy population as well as children with movement disorders (e.g. cerebral palsy). Particularly, the person selected will explore the feasibility of augmented sensory feedback and myocontrol to enhance motor function either in healthy subjects and patients with neuro-motor diseases. The LAP is located at the School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences within the Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences. The Department is among the most dynamic and prolific academic environments in Europe in Neuroscience and the School of Human Movement and Sport Sciences has been ranked among the best 20 Schools of Sport Sciences in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2016). The LAP is equipped with VICON Motion Camera system, 2 force plates, 16 channels wireless EMG, TMS,TDCS and eye-tracking. High qualified laboratories in neuro-imaging, cognitive neuroscience and exercise physiology lab are also located within the Department with possibilities for interdisciplinary collaborations. Moreover, the LAP is currently collaborating with national and international institutions (Europe and USA).

We seek a candidate with M.S in Biomedical or Electrical Engineering or Human Movement Science who is motivated and with strong skills in MATLAB, LabView and C++ desired. Experience with kinematics, dynamics and EMG data collection and analysis is highly welcome.

To Apply:
For more information, please contact lab director Matteo Bertucco, Ph.D. ( Applications can be submitted to the same e-mail address. Interested candidates should submit (a) a cover letter describing their research experiences, interests, and goals, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) the names and contact information of two individuals who can serve as references.

The position will start the 1st October 2017.
Applications are accepted until the end for April 2017.

Position Category: Behavioural & Social Sciences. Position Type: PhD Project. Salary: €10'000 - €20'000.