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Kit Vaughan
12-27-2000, 01:27 AM
Position: Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Organisation: Biomechanics Laboratory
Department of Human Biology
University of Cape Town
South Africa
Posted: 27 December 2000
Deadline: 31 January 2001


The Biomechanics Laboratory is located within the newly-formed Department of
Human Biology at the University of Cape Town (UCT). It contributes to the
research programmes of two nationally recognised units that are supported by
the South African Medical Research Council (MRC). These are the MRC/UCT Medical
Imaging Research Unit, directed by Professor Kit Vaughan, and the MRC/UCT
Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Research Unit, directed by Professor Tim
Noakes. Further information on these two units may be obtained at:



The Biomechanics Laboratory provides a service to scientists and students in
the Department of Human Biology, with the main focus of the research
concentrating on human gait as well as sports injuries and elucidating the
mechanisms underlying fatigue. Equipment includes a six-camera 120 Hz kinematic
system (Vicon 370), a force plate (AMTI) and an eight-channel EMG system
(Thought Technology).

The Position:

We are seeking a Post-doctoral Research Fellow to join our group as soon as
possible. The position is jointly funded by the National Research Foundation
and the Medical Research Council (South Africa's equivalent to the National
Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health in the USA). There will be
opportunities to contribute to multi-disciplinary research programmes in the
department and also to identify and pursue your own projects. Funding is
available for 1 to 3 years. Applicants will be expected to hold an earned
doctorate in Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics, Kinesiology, or a related
discipline. We are particularly keen to attract a candidate who writes well and
has already published his or her work in international peer-reviewed journals.

The University:

Nestling on the slopes of Devil's Peak, the University of Cape Town (UCT) is
South Africa’s oldest university (founded in 1829), and is one of Africa’s
leading teaching and research institutions. UCT is a vibrant academic community
of some 16,000 students and 4,500 members of staff. We are a comprehensive
university offering a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
We are also a major centre for research and we have exchange agreements and
links with universities on the African continent and throughout the world. Our
vision and aspiration is to be a world-class African University. Cost of
living, in terms of US or European currencies, is low while the quality of life
is high, with Cape Town enjoying a wealth of recreation opportunities. Further
information on the University may be found at:


The University of Cape Town is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
institution. We particularly encourage women and applicants from disadvantaged
backgrounds to apply for this position.


Please send a letter and curriculum vitae, together with the names and
addresses of 3 references, via e-mail to me at the address below.

Kit Vaughan

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Christopher L. Vaughan, PhD
Hyman Goldberg Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director, MRC/UCT Medical Imaging Research Unit
Faculty of Health Sciences tel: +27 21 406 6238
University of Cape Town fax: +27 21 448 3291
Observatory, Cape 7925 SOUTH AFRICA kvaughan@cormack.uct.ac.za
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