Ball, Kevin Ph.d.
08-02-2000, 05:47 AM

New York Chiropractic College (NYCC), a professional degree granting
institution offering the Doctor of Chiropractic degree, has an immediate
opening for a full-time Research Technician/ Engineer.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Key responsibilities include updating and developing
analysis software and participating in data collection, reduction, and
analysis; assisting visiting faculty, researchers, and students with
research projects; and collaborating with researchers on related clinical
trials. The Research Technician/ Engineer will work in a well-equipped and
generously funded Gait/ Biomechanics Laboratory (OptoTRAK, 8 camera Peak
MOTUS, air-bearing AMTI force platforms, etc.) Research areas will include
basic, applied, and clinical studies on gait, posture, balance, and orthotic
interventions. Emphasis is on investigating biomechanical and
neurophysiological mechanisms. NYCC collaborates in its research activities
with several nearby Universities and Colleges including Syracuse University,
University of Rochester, Cornell University, and Ithaca College.

LOCATION: NYCC is located on the northern tip of Cayuga Lake in the heart of
the Finger Lakes Region in beautiful upstate, Seneca Falls, New York. There
is easy accessibility to diverse shopping and cultural centers in the nearby
cities of Syracuse and Rochester. The campus is adjacent to an executive
golf course and a New York State Park. The local country roads wander among
farms, wineries and pleasant lakeside scenes. The Seneca-Cayuga Canal
system goes through the center of Seneca Falls. There are plenty of
opportunities for an outdoor enthusiast such as; boating, fishing, downhill
and cross-country skiing.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors required, Masters degree preferred in
Biomechanics / Biomedical Engineering / Kinesiology. The ideal candidate
will have a background in various areas such as gait research, human
movement analysis, computer graphics, engineering principles, motor control
and exercise science. Experience in a laboratory environment including data
acquisition and signal processing; computer programming skills (fluency in
LabView and/or C/C++) and the ability to troubleshoot biomechanical
instrumentation (force, plate, EMG, force sensors) are required for this
position. Some experience in computer networking and systems administration
is desirable. Practical electronics skills would be helpful. Strong
organizational and interpersonal skills are essential for interaction with
the research team and participants.


Interested candidates please submit a letter of application including
professional goals and interests, a resume containing education, work
experience, and training, and a list of references to:
Office of Human Resources
New York Chiropractic College
2360 State Rt. 89
Seneca Falls, NY 13148


Inquiries regarding the position can be addressed to:
Dr. Kevin A. Ball, Director of Biomechanics/ Gait Laboratory
New York Chiropractic College
2360 State Route 89
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
(315) 568-3858 kball@nycc.edu

Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2000 and continue until the
position has been filled.

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Kevin Arthur Ball, Ph.D.
Director, Biomechanics Research Laboratory
New York Chiropractic College
2360 State Rte 89
Seneca Falls, NY 13148

kball@nycc.edu kevin.ball@utoronto.ca (alumnus)
315-568-3858 voice 315-568-3017 FAX
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