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Michel Ladouceur
01-14-2003, 07:12 AM
Graduate Studentships (MSc)
Brock University
Neurokinesiology

Title: Graduate Assistantships (MSc)
Location: Brock University, St.Catharines, ON, Canada

The biodynamics laboratory at Brock University is seeking applications
for up to two (2) graduate assistantships for the Master of Science
(Applied Health Science). The assistantships consist of a University
awarded scholarship, teaching assistantships and a stipend.

The amount of the assistantship is 16 000$CAN per year for two years. In
cases where a second award is held, the funds will be used to complement
the existing award. Although the yearly stipend is guaranteed, students
will be required each year to apply for support from external funding
agencies.

The research program of the biodynamics laboratory is aimed at the
understanding of the segmental and suprasegmental contributions to the
control of walking and the mechanisms underlying the rehabilitation of
walking following neurological insults. Research projects in the
laboratory are funded mostly by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council of Canada as well as with other grants.

The laboratory members have access to multiple research equipment
within the Faculty of Applied Health Science. The equipment shared with
different faculty members consists of an 8 camera optical capture system
(Peak Motus), 3 AMTI force-plates, a 16 channel Noraxon wireless EMG
system, a bi- stim transcranial magnetic stimulation system, peripheral
nerve stimulators, as well as multiple data acquisition systems. This
equipment is housed in 10,000 sq.ft. of new laboratory and research space
for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

Requirements:
BSc in engineering, biomechanics, kinesiology, neuroscience,
rehabilitation science or a related field. Experience in biomechanical
measurements (eg motion analysis, EMG) and background in the control
of postural balance and movement would be advantageous.
We are also looking for individuals with a background in neuro-fuzzy
systems, cognitive neuroscience and/or related fields.
Applicants must hold a 3-year cumulative average of A- (GPA of 3.7) or
better in their undergraduate program. The average in the final
undergraduate year must also be A- or better.
Facility in the English language must be demonstrated by all applicants
whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a
university where the language of instruction and examination was not in
English. This requirement may be satisfied after obtaining a score of 600
in the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 5.0 in the
TWE (Test of Written English).
The successful candidates will be required to register for a MSc degree
at Brock University, through the Faculty of Applied Health Science.

Application: If you meet the requirements described above and wish to
apply, please send a covering letter, curriculum vitae and copy of your
university transcripts before January 31, 2003 to:

Michel Ladouceur, PhD
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Applied Health Science, Brock University
500 Glenridge Ave
St. Catharines, ON, Canada, L2S 3A1
Tel: 905.688.5550-4615 Fax: 905.688.8364
E-mail: mladouce@arnie.pec.brocku.ca
WWW: www.pec.brocku.ca/~mladouce

Submissions by e-mail or FAX are preferred. After an initial screening,
selected applicants will be asked to forward three academic and/or
professional letters of reference, as well as reprints or preprints of
peer-reviewed articles or abstracts.


Information on the biodynamics laboratory can be found at the following
URL:
http://www.brocku.ca/biodynamics

The Graduate program (MSc/MA) Applied Health Sciences
Information on the program can be found at the following URL:
http://www.brocku.ca/gradstudies/programs/ahs.htm


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Michel Ladouceur, PhD
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Applied Health Science, Brock University
500 Glenridge Ave
St. Catharines, ON, Canada, L2S 3A1

Tel: 905.688.5550-4615 Fax: 905.688.8364
E-mail: mladouce@arnie.pec.brocku.ca
WWW: www.pec.brocku.ca/~mladouce

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