Swiss Paraplegic Research (SPF) is an affiliate of the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation. The mission of SPF is sustainably improving the situation of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) through clinical and interdisciplinary research on a national and international level. Specific areas of its comprehensive research include functioning, movement and mobility, social integration, equality of opportunity, self-determination, quality of life, health services provision as well as morbidity and mortality. SPF is an extra-university research institution recognized and promoted by the Swiss federal government and the cantons and an active link to academic and industrial research and development at the national and international levels.
To support our research projects in the field of Therapies/Robotics, the Neuro-Musculoskeletal Functioning and Mobility Research Group is currently looking for a
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People with a cervical spinal cord injury consider improvements in upper limb function as one of the most important factors in enhancing their quality of life. Specialized rehabilitation centers use innovative, assistive technology (e.g., robotic devices) to improve upper limb function in order to enhance the effects of functional training by providing increased therapy intensity and adaptive support in a controlled manner.
The position is for 3 years; starting date as soon as possible or upon individual agreement. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the University of Lucerne, Department of Health Sciences and Medicine, University Campus Nottwil and supervised by Prof. Dr. Claudio Perret and Dr. Mario Widmer.
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Claudio Perret, email@example.com or +41 41 939 65 50.