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07-18-2006, 01:04 AM
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab Manager-05703

Job Description
Under the supervision of faculty, this position supports the general
research activity of faculty, staff, and students in the Neuromuscular
Biomechanics Laboratory. The research focus of this laboratory is the study
of complex neuromuscular systems, with an emphasis on understanding the
biomechanics and sensorimotor function underlying manipulation and, their
application to building versatile machines. A successful candidate will be
seeking to deepen and broaden their understanding and proficiency in the
testing, analysis and modeling of complex neuromuscular systems. They will
be instrumental in expanding the leading edge of basic science research, as
well as drive the clinical applications of discoveries made via our
national and international collaborations. A motivated and self-starting
individual will fulfill the duties of this position that include computer
administration and experimental support, design and fabrication of
electromechanical experiments, programming of data acquisition software,
recruiting subjects, executing experiments, data analysis, testing of
cadaveric specimens, assisting in data collection, attending and presenting
at scientific meetings, and technical writing.

This is a two-year term position ending June 30, 2008 with possibility of
renewal based on available funding and successful job performance.

Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative,
inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university where staff,
faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution
to the betterment of humanity.

Job Qualifications
Required: Bachelor's degree in a field related to engineering or biomedical
sciences and 2 to 3 years experience or equivalent. Self-motivation and the
ability to work independently, as well as interface with experimental
subjects, graduate and undergraduate students. Basic computer skills
including proficiency with Matlab programming, common computer hardware/OS/
software, statistical packages, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint as well as the
ability to master new applications as needed. Ability to work effectively
with members of other laboratories within and beyond Cornell and people
from other disciplines, including engineers, physical scientists, and

Preferred: Familiarity with C, machine shop fabrication, electromechanical
systems, and electronic circuits. Experience with biomechanical methods and
equipment, and experience administering biomechanical or psychophysical
tests to human subjects.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. No relocation
assistance is provided for this position.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and

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For additional information about employment at Cornell University please
contact the Recruitment and Employment Center (607) 254-8370, TTY (607)

Thank you for considering employment at Cornell.

Judy M. Thoroughman
CU-HSS Program in Biomedical Mechanics
Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
219 Upson Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-0990, Fax: (607) 255-1222
e-mail: jmt14@cornell.edu