08-17-2000, 06:59 AM


The School of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon
Fraser University invites applications for a postdoctoral training
position in the area of musculoskeletal biomechanics. The goal of this
program is to prepare individuals for leadership roles in biomedical
and rehabilitative engineering by enhancing their ability to define
important research questions, address these through experimental and
computational models, and communicate research results. Specific areas
of study include postural stability, fall mechanics, and hip fracture
prevention in the elderly. The position is funded by grants from the
U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institutes for
Health (NIH), and will involve substantial interactions with biomedical
engineers, kinesiologists, physical therapists, and geriatricians.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering,
biomechanics, or a related field. Past experience in experimental
research with human subjects, or mathematical modeling of human
movement, is beneficial but not essential. The duration of the position
is two years and the stipend is CDN$33,000/year plus health benefits.
The intended start date is September 30, 2000 although applications
will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please mail
your curriculum vitae, a cover letter that summarizes career goals and
relevant experience, and copies of important publications (no more than
three) to: Stephen Robinovitch, Ph.D., School of Kinesiology, Faculty
of Applied Sciences, 8888 University Drive, Simon Fraser University,
Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, Canada (email: stever@sfu.ca).
Please arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to the above

Simon Fraser University is renowned for the high quality of its
programs. The School of Kinesiology has the mission to study human
structure and function and their relation to health and movement. Its
20 faculty members and 5 laboratory instructors cover a wide range of
disciplines and teach approximately 500 students enrolled in the B.Sc.
program in Kinesiology and 50 graduate students enrolled in M.Sc. or
Ph.D. programs. Details may be found at
The campus is located approximately 10 km from downtown Vancouver, a
vibrant coastal city with excellent opportunities for outdoor

Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in
employment and offers equal employment opportunities to qualified
applicants. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements,
priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of
Canada. All appointments are subject to budgetary authorization.

Steve Robinovitch, Ph.D.

School of Kinesiology

Simon Fraser University

8888 University Drive

Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6


Tel: 604-291-3566

Fax: 604-291-3040

Email: stever@sfu.ca

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