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11-15-2005, 02:07 PM
*Graduate Student Research Position in Biomechanics*

Biomechanics Research Laboratory
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0652

Highly motivated graduate students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree
in the Biomechanics Research Laboratory at the University of Southern
are invited to apply.

Our research focuses on the mechanisms humans use to generate
and control momentum during goal-directed multijoint movements. We
experimentation and modeling techniques to study control and dynamics
during multijoint motion performed by skilled subjects (e.g. elite male and
female athletes, musicians, technicians) in realistic contexts (e.g. US
Olympic Training Camps, Olympic Games, practice, workplace, or research
lab environments).

Instrumentation and computing resources in the Biomechanics Research
Laboratory include: force plates (4, Kistler, Bertec), telemetered
electromyography (16 channels, Konigsberg), motion analysis software (3D,
real-time capture), high speed digital video cameras (3) for 3D kinematics
of movement involving impact, high end multiprocessor computers for
graphics, simulation, and modeling applications (ADAMS, Mechanical
Dynamics), and multimedia teaching lab.

Strongest consideration will be given to highly motivated applicants with
excellent communication and teamwork skills with an interest in mechanics,
neuromuscular control, and dynamic modeling. Courses often taken by
students in biomechanics are offered within and outside the department
in areas like
biomedical engineering, computer science, physical therapy, mechanical
robotics, and statistics. Doctoral students in biomechanics may apply to
Teaching or Research Assistants and will receive stipends, health
benefits, and
tuition remission as part of their assistantships or fellowships.

Los Angeles, California is a diverse and exciting place to live. The
beach, mountains,
and international culture provide a rich background for your development
as a person and scientist.

*If you are interested in learning more about our program, please
contact me directly (mcnitt@usc.edu).** *
Students have two primary Ph.D. degree options through interdisciplinary
doctoral programs in Biomedical Engineering or in Biological Sciences.

*Jill McNitt-Gray, Ph.D. *
Biomechanics Research Laboratory, Director
Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, and Biological Sciences
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0652, USA Phone: 213-740-7902 or by email
(mcnitt@usc.edu )