View Full Version : Post-doctoral Position at Oregon State University

09-15-2005, 11:00 AM

POSITION: This is a 12-month, full-time, fixed term Research Associate
position with major responsibility to conduct biomechanics research
related to the National Center for Accessible Transportation at OSU.
Ongoing projects are in the biomechanics of transfers of people with
disabilities between a wheelchair and an aircraft seat or toilet, with
interest in reducing the risk of injury. Opportunities also exist to
assist with biomechanics-related research of faculty and students in the
Biomechanics, Sports Medicine, and Movement Studies in Disability

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, exercise science, or
a related field is required. Applicants should have research experience
involving motion capture, force plates, 3D kinematics, and inverse
dynamics modeling. Preference will be given to applicants who have
experience with Vicon systems and programming in BodyBuilder and Matlab.
Experience or study related to occupational or clinical biomechanics and
people with disabilities is desirable. Effective written and verbal
communication skills are preferred. A demonstrable commitment to
promoting and enhancing diversity is preferred.

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Biomechanics Laboratory at OSU is focused on
clinical and ergonomic applications of biomechanics. Current research
is in accessible public transportation, preventing falls by older
adults, and lifespan approaches to hip fracture prevention.
Collaborative research is related to ACL injury and interventions for
knee osteoarthritis.

COMMUNITY & UNIVERSITY: OSU is one of only two American universities to
hold the Land Grant, Sea Grant, Sun Grant, and Space Grant designation
and is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive university. OSU is located
in Corvallis, a community of 53,000 people situated in the Willamette
Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers,
forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban
amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100-mile
drive of Corvallis. Approximately 15,700 undergraduate and 3,400
graduate students are enrolled at OSU, including 2,600 U.S. students of
color and 950 international students.

The university has an institution-wide commitment to diversity,
multiculturalism, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and
retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of
historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a
welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding
leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and
enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community.

For further information, visit the Department web page at:

TO APPLY: Please send the following materials:

- Letter of application
- Vita
- Three letters of recommendation specific to this position to:

Michael Pavol, Ph.D.
Langton Hall, Room 214
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-3303
Phone:(541)737-5928; FAX:(541)737-2788;
email: mike.pavol@oregonstate.edu

DEADLINE: For full consideration: October 15, 2005

Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Oregon State University has a policy of being responsive to
the needs of dual-career couples.

Mike Pavol, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences
Oregon State University
202 Women's Building, Corvallis OR 97331