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aseyfarth43
08-14-2005, 07:49 PM
PhD or Post-Doctoral Position Available (#AUG05-2)
Locomotion Lab, Jena (www.lauflabor.de)


The Locomotion Laboratory at the Institute of Sport Science at Jena
University
(Germany) invites applications for an DFG funded research position to
conduct
locomotion and robotics research. The successful applicant will be
expected to
expand the biomechanical modeling and mechanical engineering capability
of the
laboratory. This is a 24-month renewable, non-teaching position.

Opportunities exist to interact in collaborative research with zoology,
biomechatronics, and motion science groups. Principle responsibilities
include:
design, construction and analysis of legged robots, supervising graduate
students
working on this grant, data analysis, presenting results at conferences, and
writing manuscripts and grant proposals.

Qualifications include:
1) B.S., M.S. or PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics, Motor
Control,
Exercise Science, Biology, or related field.
2) experience in mechanical engineering and control theory;
3) experience in biomechanical modeling preferred;
4) experience with computer programming (Matlab, MSVB, C++), biomechanics
data collection and professional writing skills.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

Application procedure: Please submit a letter of application,
undergraduate and graduate transcripts, CV, and the contact information
for three references to Andre Seyfarth, Ph.D. Institute of Sport Science,
Jena University, D-07743 Jena, Germany.

Applicant screening and interviews will begin immediately and continue
until the
position is filled. Starting date for the position is October 1, 2005.

The University of Jena is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
University that
accommodates individuals with disabilities. Proper documentation of
identity and
employability are required at the time of employment.