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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Research & Science
  • Languages
    English
  • Experience Required
    Entry
  • Degree Required
    Bachelor
    • Province
      Nijmegen
    • Date Posted
      November 12,2021
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    Postdoc

    Postdoc on gait analysis in neurological disorders with inertial movement units

    Research Department of Sint Maartenskliniek

    full time (36 hours per week)

    Nijmegen

    Job description

    Many neurological disorders result in primary sensorimotor impairments (e.g. muscle weakness, sensory disturbances, spasticity) and secondary impairments (joint deformities and contractures), both of which adversely affect gait. A range of treatments is possible, from gait rehabilitation to the use of assistive devices and to operative treatment. Understanding the interaction between the nature of the neurological disease, the impact on neural motor control and secondary musculoskeletal problems, as well as the compensatory mechanisms to preserve daily functioning is essential for an optimal treatment plan. Top specialized care for patients with complex neurological gait disorders is bundled in the Gait Expertise Center (Loopexpertisecentrum, LEC) of the Sint Maartenskliniek in collaboration with the Radboud university medical center, which has been rewarded with ZonMW program Topspecialistische Zorg en Onderzoek (TZO). The overarching aim of our TZO-program is to improve care for patients with complex neurological gait disorders to support their independence in daily life and their societal participation. The program consists of 4 main projects:

    • Development and validation of instrumented tests for gait capacity and daily life gait performance.

    • Evidence for surgical interventions in patients with neurological gait disorders.

    • Efficacy of assistive devices in patients with limited balance and gait capacity.

    • Effectiveness of gait adaptability training for individuals in the chronic phase of stroke.

    Four PhD candidates have been selected and will start between December 1 and March 1. We are searching for a Postdoc who will focus on the analysis of data from inertial movement units obtained in standardized setting and daily life, with the aim to assess balance and gait adaptability. The postdoc will be closely collaborating with the 4 PhD candidates.

    Qualifications and skills

    We are looking for an excellent scientist with a PhD degree with specific knowledge in the field of analysis of IMU sensors in daily life and/or lab environment. Experience with patients with neurological disorders is preferred. Your attitude is proactive, creative, enthusiastic and goal directed. You are a team player with good organisational and communication skills.

    Working environment

    You will be part of the enthusiastic and dynamic research group of the Research Department of Sint Maartenskliniek, with close cooperation with Radboudumc. In this project you will work closely with rehabilitation physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and researchers from the Sint Maartens Clinic and Radboudumc. The research team consists of senior researchers (Dr. Keijsers, Prof. Dr. Weerdesteyn, Dr. Smulders) and clinicians (Dr. Nonnekes, Prof. Dr. Geurts, Dr. Van Nes and Dr. Louwerens).

    The Sint Maartenskliniek (SMK) in Nijmegen is a specialized clinic for patients with movement and gait disorders, consisting of divisions for orthopaedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation medicine. It is a leading clinic in the Netherlands with best practices for all three specialisms. Since 1988 the clinic has its own research department. Together with the department of Rehabilitation of the Radboud University Medical Centre, a strong network for patient care and patient-related research is formed.

    Terms of employment

    The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for hospitals ("CAO-ziekenhuizen"). The gross monthly salary for an employee on a full time working week of 36 hours, depending on relevant work experience, ranges from €3322,- to €4798,-. The fulltime appointment will be for a period of one year, with the option to extend the contract up to a total duration of 4 years. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8.33% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.33%.

    Please visit our websites for more information about our terms of employment:

    https://www.maartenskliniek.nl/over-de-sint-maartenskliniek/werken-bij-de-sint-maartenskliniek/arbeidsvoorwaarden

    https://www.maartenskliniek.nl/over-de-sint-maartenskliniek/werken-bij-de-sint-maartenskliniek

    Information and application

    For more information about this position, please contact dr. Noel Keijsers, Senior researcher: n.keijsers@maartenskliniek.nl

    We request applicants to send a motivation letter explaining their interest and qualifications regarding the position, their prior research/work experience, a CV, and contact information of two professional references. The deadline for application is November 28, 2021, 23:59 CET. Recruitment agencies are asked not to respond to this job posting. You can apply by sending an e-mail to werken@maartenskliniek.nl with reference to vacancy number 107/2021.

    Standplaats

    Nijmegen

    Orthopedie, Reumatologie, Revalidatiegeneeskunde, Pijnbestrijding, Kinderzorg, Anesthesiologie

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    Postdoc

    Postdoc on gait analysis in neurological disorders with inertial movement units

    Research Department of Sint Maartenskliniek

    full time (36 hours per week)

    Nijmegen

    Job description

    Many neurological disorders result in primary sensorimotor impairments (e.g. muscle weakness, sensory disturbances, spasticity) and secondary impairments (joint deformities and contractures), both of which adversely affect gait. A range of treatments is possible, from gait rehabilitation to the use of assistive devices and to operative treatment. Understanding the interaction between the nature of the neurological disease, the impact on neural motor control and secondary musculoskeletal problems, as well as the compensatory mechanisms to preserve daily functioning is essential for an optimal treatment plan. Top specialized care for patients with complex neurological gait disorders is bundled in the Gait Expertise Center (Loopexpertisecentrum, LEC) of the Sint Maartenskliniek in collaboration with the Radboud university medical center, which has been rewarded with ZonMW program Topspecialistische Zorg en Onderzoek (TZO). The overarching aim of our TZO-program is to improve care for patients with complex neurological gait disorders to support their independence in daily life and their societal participation. The program consists of 4 main projects:

    • Development and validation of instrumented tests for gait capacity and daily life gait performance.

    • Evidence for surgical interventions in patients with neurological gait disorders.

    • Efficacy of assistive devices in patients with limited balance and gait capacity.

    • Effectiveness of gait adaptability training for individuals in the chronic phase of stroke.

    Four PhD candidates have been selected and will start between December 1 and March 1. We are searching for a Postdoc who will focus on the analysis of data from inertial movement units obtained in standardized setting and daily life, with the aim to assess balance and gait adaptability. The postdoc will be closely collaborating with the 4 PhD candidates.

    Qualifications and skills

    We are looking for an excellent scientist with a PhD degree with specific knowledge in the field of analysis of IMU sensors in daily life and/or lab environment. Experience with patients with neurological disorders is preferred. Your attitude is proactive, creative, enthusiastic and goal directed. You are a team player with good organisational and communication skills.

    Working environment

    You will be part of the enthusiastic and dynamic research group of the Research Department of Sint Maartenskliniek, with close cooperation with Radboudumc. In this project you will work closely with rehabilitation physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and researchers from the Sint Maartens Clinic and Radboudumc. The research team consists of senior researchers (Dr. Keijsers, Prof. Dr. Weerdesteyn, Dr. Smulders) and clinicians (Dr. Nonnekes, Prof. Dr. Geurts, Dr. Van Nes and Dr. Louwerens).

    The Sint Maartenskliniek (SMK) in Nijmegen is a specialized clinic for patients with movement and gait disorders, consisting of divisions for orthopaedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation medicine. It is a leading clinic in the Netherlands with best practices for all three specialisms. Since 1988 the clinic has its own research department. Together with the department of Rehabilitation of the Radboud University Medical Centre, a strong network for patient care and patient-related research is formed.

    Terms of employment

    The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for hospitals ("CAO-ziekenhuizen"). The gross monthly salary for an employee on a full time working week of 36 hours, depending on relevant work experience, ranges from €3322,- to €4798,-. The fulltime appointment will be for a period of one year, with the option to extend the contract up to a total duration of 4 years. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8.33% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.33%.

    Please visit our websites for more information about our terms of employment:

    https://www.maartenskliniek.nl/over-de-sint-maartenskliniek/werken-bij-de-sint-maartenskliniek/arbeidsvoorwaarden

    https://www.maartenskliniek.nl/over-de-sint-maartenskliniek/werken-bij-de-sint-maartenskliniek

    Information and application

    For more information about this position, please contact dr. Noel Keijsers, Senior researcher: n.keijsers@maartenskliniek.nl

    We request applicants to send a motivation letter explaining their interest and qualifications regarding the position, their prior research/work experience, a CV, and contact information of two professional references. The deadline for application is November 28, 2021, 23:59 CET. Recruitment agencies are asked not to respond to this job posting. You can apply by sending an e-mail to werken@maartenskliniek.nl with reference to vacancy number 107/2021.

    Standplaats

    Nijmegen

    Orthopedie, Reumatologie, Revalidatiegeneeskunde, Pijnbestrijding, Kinderzorg, Anesthesiologie
     
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