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Butcher, Monique
10-31-2001, 06:11 AM
Please respond to Dr. Scott Lephart as indicated below.

University of Pittsburgh
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Neuromuscular Research Laboratory
Faculty Position

The Neuromuscular Research Laboratory (NMRL) of the School of Health and
Rehabilitation Sciences and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the
University of Pittsburgh, and UPMC Health Systems is seeking candidates for
a full-time faculty position for the Greg Norman Assistant/Associate
Professor of Biomechanics and Sports Medicine. The NMRL was established in
1990 to perform comprehensive neuromuscular and biomechanics research
related to sports and exercise injury prevention, treatment, and

Candidates for the position must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in
biomechanics and/or biomedical, mechanical or other related engineering
discipline. Research background in analysis of joint kinematics, EMG,
computer programming and human modeling is required.

Successful applicants at the Assistant Professor level will be expected to
pursue independent research as well as collaborate with current faculty.
Guidance and help will be provided to successfully seek extramural funding.
More senior candidates are expected to have demonstrated a record of
original research and funding.

It is also expected that successful candidates will teach regularly
scheduled courses and supervise graduate students.

* Senior research scientist/Laboratory
* Work with Laboratory Director and
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine faculty in planning, designing, and conducting
applied orthopaedic and sports medicine research experimentation related to
musculoskeletal pathology
* Design and develop protocols for assessment
of human sports performance
* Contribute to scholarly activities of the
laboratory, department, and school
* Manage and seek new laboratory resources
* Instruction and supervision of graduate and
medical students, post doctoral and research fellows

The Neuromuscular Research Laboratory of the Musculoskeletal
Research Center is under the auspices of the Department of Orthopaedic
Surgery and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of
Pittsburgh. Located within the UPMC Sports Performance Complex that houses
training facilities for the Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Pittsburgh
Football organizations, and the UPMC Center For Sports Medicine, the
laboratory is a 3000+ sq/ft facility capable of state-of-the-art human
performance testing and applied orthopaedic and sports medicine research.
Instrumentation within the lab include: Noraxon16 channel surface and fine
wire telemetry EMG system; 6-camera (120Hz) Peak Performance motion analysis
system; Biodex Stability System, Neurocom, and KAT balance/postural control
assessment devices; 3 Bertec/Kistler force plates; Biodex System 3
Isokinetic system; proprioception testing devices; and reflex testing

Scott M. Lephart, PhD, ATC

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