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Kevin P. Granata
04-18-2001, 10:21 PM
The Motion Analysis Laboratory and Motor Performance Laboratory, University
of Virginia is seeking to employ two post-doctoral research associates. A
description of the second position is described below and included in the
attached MSWord file. These same positions were posted earlier (4/4/01),
but have been modified to include a deadline of May 1 2001.
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Post-doctoral Position ( #2 )
University of Virginia, Motion Analysis and Motor Performance Laboratory,
Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia Motion Analysis and Motor Performance Laboratory
is seeking a post-doctoral research associate to focus on quantification of
motor control and musculoskeletal spinal mechanics. The laboratory is
equipped with both video (3-D) and electromagnetic (6-D) motion systems, two
piezo-electric and one strain-guage force plate, 16-channel of telemetered
EMG system, an isokinetic dynamometer, and various kinetic and kinematic
sensors. The greatest asset of our laboratory includes a staff of motivated
and productive researchers, therapists, students and administrators.

A major focus of the laboratory is the study of motor control in spinal
mechanics and musculoskeletal stability. Previous or ongoing projects have
studied lifting factors, gender and fatigue on muscular control of
stability. Other effort are working to develop biomechanical models of
dynamic motion. Further research is necessary to understand control of
stability and the extent pathology or injury influence motor control.

The post-doctoral research associate will work with subjects and patients,
measure in-vivo muscle behavior and motor control, quantify mechanical
performance and contribute to computational models of movement and function.
We seek a Ph.D. in musculoskeletal biomechanics, mechanical engineering, or
controls theory with biomedical background. The individual will work with
the laboratory directors, help to direct graduate student research,
contribute to peer-reviewed publications and federal grant proposals. The
initial effort will be to record spinal dynamics from scoliosis patients and
continue ongoing measurements of trunk stability behavior in healthy adult
subjects.

Project directors include Drs. Kevin P. Granata Ph.D. and Mark F. Abel M.D.
Dr. Granata, the research director of the laboratory, is an Assistant
Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Abel, the
medical director of the laboratory, is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic
Surgery.

The University of Virginia is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge piedmont
of central Virginia. The university and surrounding community was founded
by Thomas Jefferson and boasts extraordinary historical, political, and
cultural opportunities. Charlottesville has been rated among the top cities
in America with easy access to major metropolitan areas including Washington
DC, Richmond, Norfolk and Baltimore, as well as immediate access to the
state and national parks and ocean beaches.

Please reference the "Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Post-doctoral position."
Send a resume and list of three references to: Barbara Leech
Motion Analysis and Motor Performance Laboratory
University of Virginia
2270 Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA. 22903
(804) 982 - 0893
E-mail: BEL9E@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu

Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2001. The University of Virginia
is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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