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09-25-2006, 07:51 PM
Title: Research Assistant Professor of Biomechanics (non tenure track)
Location: Mary Anne McPhail Equine Performance Center, Michigan State
University
Date: September 8, 2006

Applications are invited for a full-time, non-tenure track assistant
professor of bioengineering.

The Mary Anne McPhail Equine Performance Center
(www.cvm.msu.edu/dressage) located at the College of Veterinary Medicine
is a well-equipped facility for research in the area of equine gait
analysis. Equipment includes a Motion Analysis system, AMTI force plate,
Noraxon EMG system, Pliance saddle pressure pad and other custom
equipment for making measurements of horses and riders. In order to
expand our research program, we are seeking a researcher with experience
in the field of equine biomechanics. Specific skills required for this
position include experience with inverse dynamic analysis of equine
locomotion, modeling the equine musculoskeletal system and motion
capture/animation of horses.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to conduct
externally funded research in equine biomechanics and equestrianism as
part of a multi-disciplinary team of veterinarians, animal scientists,
kinesiologists and engineers. Areas that are of special interest to
researchers in the center include 3D analysis of equine locomotion and
development of computer animations of equine gaits and movements.
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated
ability/experience in these areas. The successful candidate will be
expected to supervise staff, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows
in the area of equine biomechanics.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering,
bioengineering or a closely related discipline, together with formal
training in equine anatomy and physiology, preferably veterinary
medicine, equine science or animal science with an equine emphasis.
Applicants must have experience in data collection and analysis using
EMG, motion analysis, force plates and pressure measurement systems.
Experience in medical image processing and analysis with MRI and/or CT
advantageous. Familiarity in working around live horses and knowledge of
safety procedures in dealing with horses are essential. Excellent
command of the English language (written and spoken) are required.

The application deadline is September 30, 2006 or until the position is
filled. Applications should be sent to:
Dr. Hilary Clayton, Dept of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. College of
Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
48824-1314.
claytonh@msu.edu

Michigan State University is an equal opportunity employer.

Dr. Sian E. M. Lawson
Centre for Rehabilitation and Engineering Studies (CREST)
School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.
CREST: +44 (0)191 222 6170
Direct: +44 (0)191 222 8224
Fax: +44 (0)191 222 8600