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07-24-2002, 01:33 AM
Biomechanics Research Assistant Position (Wilfrid
Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada)

We are currently looking for a research assistant for a
short-term contract in either the area of biomechanics
or kinesiology.

This inidividual will be primarily working on the
management of clinical trials for a footwear insole
designed to facilitate the plantar-surface sensation of
the foot in order to improve balance control. Dr.
Perry's research is focused upon how information from
sensory systems is used in the control of human
movement. As the population ages it is important to
understand how the age-related deterioration of our
sensory systems may have serious consequences
especially when considering how important these sensory
system are in controlling the postural reactions that
prevent us from falling. This is an opportunity to work
with older adults who are experiencing these problems
and presenting them with a novel approach to
potentially improve their ability to control their

The individual would be responsible for recruiting
subjects, setup and maintenance of the laboratory,
conducting experiments, analysis of data, the formation
of focus groups, and assisting in publication
preparation. It is critical that the applicant is
familiar with the operation of biomechanical collection
equipment (Force plates, OptoTRAK, EMG, Pressure
sensors, etc) and procedures for experimentation with
human subjects (especially older adults). Computer
knowledge pertaining to word processing, spreadsheets,
reference database and statistical packages is
essential (Visual Basic knowledge would be an asset).

Please send a resume and a list of references by August
15, 2002 to:

Start Date: August or September 2002

Dr. Stephen Perry, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomechanics
Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
Tel: (519) 884-0710 ext. 4215
E-mail: sperry@wlu.ca

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