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Myers, Joseph
01-06-2006, 04:58 AM
Department of Defense Funded Post-Doctoral Fellowships and Visiting
Scholar Positions in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh

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 post-doctoral fellowship or visiting
scholar position in Sports Medicine. The positions are Department of
Defense funded and will focus on research related to preventing
unintentional orthopedic injury and improving performance within the
military. Responsibilities may include laboratory coordination,
assistance with new and ongoing NMRL military 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, and obtaining funding.

The fellows and scholars are provided with extensive
research experience in both the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory housed
within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center for Sports
Medicine as well as off campus laboratories on military bases. 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.



Successful candidates should have:

1. Completed their doctoral degree (for the
post-doctoral fellowships) or their Masters (for the visiting scholar
position) 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 and visiting scholars 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
(www.pitt.edu/~neurolab ).



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



Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC

Coordinator of Graduate Education in Sports Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Sports Medicine and Nutrition

4044 Forbes Tower

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Email: myersjb@upmc.edu