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10-27-2005, 12:15 AM
GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP POSITIONS AVAILABLE FALL 2006
HPER BIOMECHANICS LABORATORY - UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA

The HPER Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Nebraska at Omaha
has graduate assistantship positions available to pursue a MS/PhD degree
in Biomechanics for the Fall of 2006. The HPER Biomechanics Laboratory was
established for the purpose of developing a new understanding of the
dynamical aspects of human movement. The laboratory is a flourishing
enterprise where engineers, scientists and clinicians get together to gain
additional insights on healthy and abnormal movement patterns. The
laboratory uses techniques from biology, engineering and mathematics to
understand the complexity of the neuromuscular system. Research projects
in the lab range from analysis of infant postural development to efficacy
of robotic surgery.
DEGREES OFFERED: The interested student can pursue the following academic
tracks; MS in Exercise Science (emphasis in Biomechanics), PhD in
Psychobiology (emphasis in Biomechanics and Motor Control), PhD in
Biomedical Engineering, and PhD in Surgery or Pediatrics (emphasis in
Biomechanics).
RESPONSIBILITIES: There is a variety of positions available with both
teaching and/or research assignments. Duties include subject recruitment,
data collection and reduction for research, laboratory maintenance, and
assist in classes (teaching laboratories and partially grading) such as
graduate Advanced Biomechanics, undergraduate Biomechanics, and Physiology
and Anatomy. Research projects can range from state and federally funded
projects to academic research pursuits.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: B.S. or M.S. in Motor Control, Exercise Science,
Biology, Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering or related field.
Experiences with computer programming (MatLab, MSVB, C++), biomechanics
data collection and professional writing skills are preferred.
SETTING: The HPER Biomechanics Laboratory is situated on the University of
Nebraska at Omaha campus that is in the heart of the Omaha metropolitan
area. The Biomechanics Laboratory is a large space 110 by 70 feet with a
20 foot high ceiling. It is housed in the state of the art HPER
instructional facility which includes two high speed motion capture
systems (Motion Analysis Co. and Vicon-Peak), one Kistler force plate,
four channel Delsy’s EMG, two Biodex dynamometers, Virtual reality
simulation environment, two treadmills and six networking computers. Also,
within this facility are a Motor Development Lab, Exercise Physiology Lab,
Large Activity Areas, Rock Climbing Walls and Courts. The laboratory has
strong ties with clinicians from the University of Nebraska Medical Center
that is located less than a mile away from the UNO campus. This strong
relationship and proximity provides the laboratory with immediate access
to patients with neuromuscular disorders and clinicians in various
domains. Omaha is a dynamic metropolitan area of 700,000 people and has
been rated as one of the best environments for living in the nation.
Forbes Magazine recently named Omaha as one of the top 15 regions in the
nation - both economic and quality of life factors were analyzed. Omaha is
also one of the top "eco-cities" in the nation based on air and water
quality, open space and population stability according to "E" The
Environmental Magazine. The city landscape is a blend of restored office
buildings, boutiques, historic preservation sites, shopping malls, parks,
and running/bike paths. The Old Market area is a popular destination for
residents of Omaha and tourist. This arena features shopping, art
galleries, live entertainment and eclectic restaurants that are situated
along the river. Each June Omaha hosts one of the top National Collegiate
Athletic Association events - the NCAA College World Series. Fans from
across the county come to Omaha to watch the winners of eight regional
tournaments battle for the NCAA men's baseball championship.
APPLICATIONS: For further information, including application forms for
both admission to graduate study and an assistantship contact:
Nick Stergiou, Ph.D. or Shin-Jye Chen, Ph.D. or Lisa Holst, B.G.S.
HPER Biomechanics Laboratory
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE 68182-0216
tel. 402-5542670
fax. 402-5543693
e-mail: nstergiou@mail.unomaha.edu or lholst@mail.unomaha.edu or
shingjychen@mail.unomaha.edu
http://www.unocoe.unomaha.edu/hper/bio/home.htm