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Myers, Joseph
11-11-2004, 07:15 AM
Post-Doctoral Position in Sports Medicine Available at the University of

The Neuromuscular Research Laboratory (NMRL) within the
Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition (School of Health and
Rehabilitation Sciences) and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the
University of Pittsburgh is accepting applications from candidates
interested in obtaining either a single year or multi-year post-doctoral
fellowship in Sports Medicine. The post-doctoral fellows will focus on
research related to upper and lower extremity biomechanics and
neuromuscular control, golf injury research, cycling biomechanics and
exercise physiology, and performance enhancement. Responsibilities will
include laboratory coordination, assistance with new and ongoing NMRL
research initiatives, initiation of independent research projects that
complement the current NMRL research agenda, collaboration with the
faculty, physicians, and doctoral students in Sports Medicine, obtaining
funding, and advisement of MS student in Sports Medicine.

The post-doctoral fellows are provided with extensive
research experience in the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory housed
within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center for Sports
Medicine. The research within the NMRL focuses on issues central to
applied and clinical research in orthopedics and sports medicine.
Research includes the use of motion analysis (video and
electromagnetics) electromyography, isokinetic dynamometry,
proprioceptive and balance assessment modalities, and metabolic and
physiological assessment techniques for the purpose of defining and
restoring function in the injured athlete and physically active
individual. Weekly seminars sponsored by the Departments of Orthopaedic
Surgery and Sports Medicine provide appointees with access to the most
current research and clinical developments related to patient care.

Successful candidates should have:

1. Completed their PhD degree in an appropriate field
of study

(sports medicine, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, exercise
physiology, rehabilitation science, etc)

2. Demonstrated experience and desire in conducting
applied and clinical research consistent with the mission of the
Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

3. Strong oral and written communication skills

4. Competency in the use instrumentation for human
movement analysis.

5. Strong computers skills including software
programming for human movement analysis

Post-doctoral fellows will be provided with a salary that is
commensurate with experience (12 month appointment with the option to
renew), faculty status within the School of Health and Rehabilitation
Science, and all faculty benefits including health insurance, retirement
benefits, and tuition discounts for both self and family.

Additional information concerning the program can be obtained by
contacting Joseph Myers, PhD, ATC at the contact information below and
by visiting the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory website

Application materials including a cover letter stating research
interest, curriculum vita, and three letters of reference should be
forwarded to Joseph Myers. An on campus interview will be required.

Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC

Assistant Professor in Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery

Associate Director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

University of Pittsburgh

Sports Medicine and Nutrition

4054 Forbes Tower

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Email: myersjb@ upmc.edu

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