The NRG is seeking for candidates for requesting a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship (PF)

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to perform post-doctoral research in the Neural Rehabilitation Group at the Cajal Institute (in Madrid, Spain) under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie action.

The research topic would be in the scope of hybrid FES-robotic neurorehabilitation technologies, in particular combination of neuroprosthetics and wearable for medical applications. The application will be adapted based on the profile and interest of the candidate.

European Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to researchers of any nationality who wish to engage in R&I projects by either coming to Europe from any country in the world or moving within Europe. The standard duration of these fellowships must be between 12 and 24 months.

Researchers interested in PFs:

  • Should have a PhD degree at the time of the deadline for applications
  • must have a maximum of eight years of experience in research, from the date of the award of their PhD degree.
  • should comply with mobility rules: they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.

Call: MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022. HORIZON-MSCA-2022-PF-01-01. Link

Call deadline: 14 September 2022

Deadline for sending us your interest: 14 May 2022

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is Spain’s largest public research institution and ranks third among Europe’s largest research organisations. CSIC obtained 32 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships (MSCA IF) in the 2019 call, the highest number to date for the organisation, positioning itself as the first recipient of these grants at a national level. At the European level, Spain is the second country, after the United Kingdom.

The CSIC’s Vice-presidency for International Relations gives support to researchers who submit their proposals with the institution through face-to-face training sessions, webinars, resolution of queries and review of candidates’ proposals (see figure).

 

Please contact us at: info@neuralrehabilitation.org

Our colleague Camila Rodrigues has been awarded one “Divulgación Oro” prize

Our colleague Camila Rodrigues has been awarded one of the first three “Divulgación Oro” (Gold Dissemination) prizes in the Scientific Dissemination Contest “Yo Investigo, Yo soy CSIC” (I Investigate, I am CSIC). Her work has been done in the framework of the EXTEND Project and focus on intuitive control of exoskeletons. Congratulations, Camila!

https://www.csic.es/es/actualidad-del-csic/la-biologa-carmela-cela-gana-el-iii-concurso-de-videos-divulgativos-yo-investigo

The Neural Rehabilitation Group is seeking for “Ramón y Cajal” candidates

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in working in the Neural Rehabilitation Group with a Ramón y Cajal Tenure Contract.

The main task of the candidate will be to support and guide the current research activities carried out by the group in the field of collaborative robotics technologies, such as legged robots, exoskeletons and neuroprostheses. The candidate will be offered the ideal environment to conduct independent research, to which he/she is expected to contribute with fresh new ideas for further research proposals. The successful candidate will play a leading role in developing innovative and creative solutions for:
– The quantitative evaluation of robot performance in unstructured environments.
– The design and development of new biomechatronic and neuroprosthetic platforms.
– The analysis and assessment of neuromotor functions in healthy and pathologic population in a wide range of motor functions.

The candidate (PhD defense from 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2019 ) will need to apply to the Call “2021 Ramón y Cajal Tenure Contract”:
https://www.aei.gob.es/convocatorias/buscador-convocatorias/ayudas-contratos-ramon-cajal-ryc-2021
Duration of the contract: 5 years
Call deadline: 08/02/2022 (14:00)

Required qualifications:
– PhD degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Robotics, Electronics, Mechatronics or equivalent).
– Proven ability to design and conduct independent research.
– Experience in writing full research proposals, scientific publications, technical reports.
– Ability to lead and supervise other researchers’ work.
– Strong publication (or patent) record in at least one of the following fields: wearable robots, legged robotics, neurophysiology, neuroprosthetics.
– Fluency in spoken and written English.
– Good programming experience.
– Self-motivated, proactive, with “can do” attitude.
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Send CV and motivation letter to Dr. J.C Moreno (jc.moreno(at)csic.es) before the 20th January, 2022.

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The Neural Rehabilitation Group is seeking for “Juan de la Cierva” candidates

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to perform post-doctoral research in the Neural Rehabilitation Group (https://www.neuralrehabilitation.org/en/) at the Cajal Institute, in Madrid, Spain.

The main task of the candidate will be to support and guide the current research activities carried out by the group in the field of hybrid FES-robot technologies, in particular combination of neuroprosthetics and exoskeletons for medical applications. The successful candidate will play a leading role in developing innovative and creative solutions for a) design and development of new biomechatronic and neuroprosthetic platforms, b) the analysis and assessment of neuromotor functions in healthy and pathologic population in a wide range of motor functions.

The candidate (PhD defense from 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2021) will need to apply to the Call “2021 Juan de la Cierva-FORMACION contracts”:
https://www.aei.gob.es/convocatorias/buscador-convocatorias/ayudas-contratos-juan-cierva-formacion-2021
Duration of the contract: 2 years
Call deadline: 03/02/2022

Candidates must have a PhD degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Robotics, Electronics, Mechatronics or equivalent) and first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals. Research experience in control/robotics/mechatronics will be valuable. Send CV and motivation letter to Dr. J.C Moreno (jc.moreno(at)csic.es) before the 20th January, 2022.

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Selected publications:

– Koelewijn AD, Audu M, Del-Ama AJ, et al. Adaptation Strategies for Personalized Gait Neuroprosthetics. Front Neurorobot. 2021;15:750519. Published 2021 Dec 16. doi:10.3389/fnbot.2021.750519
– Pascual-Valdunciel A., González-Sánchez M., Muceli S., Adán B., Escobar V., Pérez-Sánchez R., Ki Jung M., Schneider A., Hoffmann K.P., Moreno J.C. Grandas F., Farina D., Pons J.L., Barroso F.O.. Intramuscular stimulation of muscle afferents attains prolonged tremor reduction in essential tremor patients. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 2021. 10.1109/TBME.2020.3015572.
– Asín-Prieto, Guillermo; Martínez-Expósito, Aitor; Barroso, Filipe O.; Urendes, Eloy J.; Gonzalez-Vargas, Jose; Alnajjar, Fady S.; González-Alted, Carlos; Shimoda, Shingo; Pons, Jose L.; Moreno, Juan C. Haptic adaptive feedback to promote motor learning with a robotic ankle exoskeleton integrated with a video game. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 8. 113. 2020.
– Müller, Philipp; Del Ama, Antonio J.; Moreno, Juan C.; and Schauer, Thomas. Adaptive multichannel FES neuroprosthesis with learning control and automatic gait assessment. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. BioMed Central. 17. 1. 1-20. 2020.
– Gil-Castillo, J.; Alnajjar, F.; Koutsou, A.; Torricelli, D.; Moreno, J. C.. Advances in neuroprosthetic management of foot drop: a review. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. 17. 1. 1-19. 2020

Entrevista sobre EUROBENCH en el periódico “La Razón” (Spanish)

El Dr. Diego Torricelli, coordinador del proyecto H2020 EUROBENCH y otros miembros del  Grupo de Neuro – Rehabilitación colaboran activamente con el Dr. Jesús Tornero, director del Center for Clinical Neuroscience del Hospital Los Madroños y su equipo en este nuevo centro, creado en el marco del proyecto EUROBENCH, que se ha constituido como un centro de referencia en Europa para la estandarización de la robótica de la marcha.

Este domingo el periódico La Razón publicaba una entrevista completa al Dr. Jesús Tornero en:

[NdP] “Nuestro objetivo es ser centro de referencia nacional para la rehabilitación de pacientes con secuelas neurológicas”

 

Open Call “Atracción de Talento 2020”

We are looking for motivated postdoctoral researchers interested in working in the Neural Rehabilitation Group at Madrid with a Postdoctoral Contract.

Atracción de Talento 2020 Call

This call is aimed at promoting the attraction of national and foreign researchers with an outstanding career in foreign R&D centres by means, on the one hand, of the granting of aid for their employment and, on the other hand, the granting of aid for doing R&D activities.
There are two modalities:

1) Grants for hiring doctors with experience + Funding for R&D activities
The contracted postdoctoral researchers must have carried out predoctoral and / or postdoctoral stays in R&D foreign centers with a duration equal to or greater than three years in total. For at least two years of the last three years prior to the call (January, 11), the researcher must have been linked to a foreign R&D institution.
Candidates must meet the requirements of being doctors and having obtained a doctorate between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2015
Duration: 5 years
Salary ≈ 48.000€ per year (doctor FC1, according to salary tables of CSIC)
Extra funding: maximum of 200.000 for R&D activities

2) Grants for hiring young postdoctoral researchers.
For at least one year of the last two years prior to the call (January, 11), the researcher must have been linked to a foreign R&D institution.
Candidates must meet the requirements of being doctors and having obtained a doctorate between January 1, 2016 and January 11, 2021.
Duration: 4 years
Salary ≈ 38.000€ per year (doctor FC3, according to salary tables of CSIC)
Extra funding: 12.000 for attending conferences, courses, training activities, and stays in R&D institutions.

For more information about the Call, please visit the website.

Nuevas tecnologías para comprender, cuantificar y restaurar las funciones neuromotoras

Diego Torricelli y Filipe Barroso hicieron una presentación conjunta en el marco de la celebración del centenario del Instituto Cajal (CSIC), organizado en el Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN-CSIC). El título de la charla fue “NUEVAS TECNOLOGÍAS PARA COMPRENDER, CUANTIFICAR Y RESTAURAR LAS FUNCIONES NEUROMOTORAS” y se puede ver en el canal de Youtube del MNCN-CSIC.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-TElo0caAo&t=4432s

La estimulación eléctrica intramuscular reduce el temblor crónico en un 32 %

Una investigación liderada por el Grupo de Neuro-Rehabilitación – Instituto Cajal (CSIC) demuestra que la estimulación eléctrica intramuscular, aplicada de forma sincronizada con el temblor patológico, conlleva una reducción de los movimientos involuntarios en la muñeca de hasta el 32%. Los investigadores constataron no sólo la disminución del temblor sino también, por primera vez, el mantenimiento de esta mejoría transcurridas 24 horas.

La investigación ha sido publicada en la revista IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering y es parte del Proyecto Europeo EXTEND, financiado por la Unión Europea, coordinado por el CSIC y desarrollado en colaboración con el Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón de Madrid, la Universitat Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona, el Fraunhofer Institute de Alemania y la universidad Imperial College de Londres.

Más información en los siguientes enlaces:
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9171555
https://www.csic.es/es/actualidad-del-csic/la-estimulacion-electrica-intramuscular-reduce-el-temblor-cronico-en-un-32

RTVE interviewed Filipe Barroso to know more about EXTEND project

The National Spanish Radio (RTVE) interviewed Filipe Barroso to know more about the EU Project EXTEND. More information can be found in the following links:

https://www.rtve.es/m/alacarta/audios/juntos-paso-a-paso/juntos-paso-paso-07-03-20/5532397/

https://www.rtve.es/m/alacarta/audios/juntos-paso-a-paso/juntos-paso-paso-14-03-20/5539102/

NRG – Open call for JAE Intro 2020

The CSIC launches the JAE-Intro 2020: Introduction to research fellowships for University students with the objective to introduce students to research career. Open call from 9 March to 9 April 2020 (interrupted due to the COVID-19 crisis).

The 250 fellowships offered by the CSIC, of 3,000 € each for 5 consecutive months, with the possibility to extend it to 4 more months and with 3,000€ more.

The call is for university students with an excellent academic record. Applicants should have an average grade equal or higher than 8.00 (Arts and Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences and Social and Legal Sciences) or than 7.00 (Engineering and Architecture).

The scholarships are for university students coursing the degree on 2019-2020 (with at least 80 % of credits), or who are studying an official university master during 2019-2020 or are going to be students of official university master in the year 2020-2021.

The objective is to initiate them in the research activity in the diverse scientific areas, and to enable them to be in contact with the CSIC institutes or research centers.

The NRG offers 2 projects within this call in ‘Science and Physical technologies‘:

JAEINT20_EX_0824 – Design of neuroplasticity markers based on high-density electromyography – Principal Investigator: Dr. Juan C. Moreno

JAEINT20_EX_0917 – Study of human gait in robotic exoskeletons – Principal Investigator: Dr. Diego Torricelli

The funded and mentored research training period will be at Cajal Institute during the academic year 2019-2020.

In case you are interested in applying for this projects, you will need to select them in the application platform. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any point of the process in case you have any question or you would like to receive more information.

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