Biomechanics Research Position (Wilfrid Laurier University,Waterloo, ON, Canada)
We are currently looking for a research associate (or Post-Doctoral Fellow,
or Graduate student) for as long as a three-year term contract in either the
area of biomechanics or kinesiology.
This project involves the management of experiments involving footwear and
their neuromechanical influence on balance control in older adults. Dr.
Perry's research is focused upon how the musculoskeletal and sensory systems
are utilized in the control of human movement. As the population ages it is
important to understand how the age-related deterioration of our
musculoskeletal and sensory systems may have serious consequences especially
when considering how important these systems are in controlling the postural
reactions that prevent us from falling. This is an opportunity to work with
older adults who are experiencing these problems and investigating how
footwear and foot disorders influence their control of dynamic balance.
Ideally we are looking for an individual with an MSc in Biomechanics or
related field or BSc in Kinesiology or related field with 1-2 years of
laboratory experience. The individual would be responsible for recruiting
subjects, setup and maintenance of the laboratory, conducting experiments,
analysis of data, the formation of focus groups, and assisting in
publication preparation. It is critical that the applicant is familiar with
the operation of biomechanical collection equipment (Force plates, OptoTRAK,
EMG, Pressure sensors, etc) and procedures for experimentation with human
subjects (especially older adults). Computer knowledge pertaining to word
processing, spreadsheets, reference database and statistical packages is
essential (Visual Basic knowledge would be an asset).
Please send a CV/Resume and a list of references by September 30, 2005 to:
Dr. Stephen Perry, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomechanics
Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
Tel: (519) 884-0710 ext. 4215