This position is situated within the uMOVE core facility, Karolinska Institutet, which is a knowledge centre that offers service in human movement sciences. uMOVE offers a wide range of state-of-the-art motion analysis systems – from lab measurements to free-living assessment of daily activities, including cognition functions and emotions on motor control, to researcher, education and clinical work. We are now recruiting a senior lab manager who will work in collaboration with the uMOVE core facility to develop protocols for assessment of cortical brain activity using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) in different healthy populations across the life-span and clinical populations with mobility impairments. This work will initially focus on validity and reliability testing of fNIRS measurements in relation to the motor and cognitive performance during functional tasks (e.g. gait) and develop experimental protocols for the core facility in collaboration with its users.
The successful applicant will hold a PhD in physiotherapy, movement science, biomechanics, neuroscience, psychology or cognitive science and have in-depth analytic and statistical knowledge. Previous experience and knowledge of analysis of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), or skills in processing and analysing data of brain activity using other methods (e.g. MRI / fMRI and EEG data), and laboratory-based motion analysis systems or clinical testing of cognitive and motor function is highly meritorious.. The position starts with a contract for 1 year with the possibility of extension.
Please read more about the position and the application process here: http://ki.varbi.com/what:job/jobID:304054/