12-08-2006, 10:12 AM
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to assist with NIH
funded projects that investigate the effects of dynamic visual
stimulation on the adaptive properties of human postural control and
locomotion in healthy subjects and in clinical populations.

You must possess a post-professional degree in a health science
discipline, engineering, or a subject containing a substantial
neurophysiologic or biomechanics element. A professional with
advanced training and expertise in physical or occupational therapy
is preferred as is post-doctoral experience in a laboratory
performing clinical or biomechanical research.

In this position, you will be responsible for supporting all aspects
of the basic science and clinical research provided by the Virtual
Environment and Postural Orientation Lab currently being set-up at
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. You will be expected to monitor
and progress the currently funded research by collecting and
analyzing data. You will supervise the research performance by
graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. You will also have the
opportunity for developing research protocols, developing systems and
procedures, planning future projects, grant development, and
manuscript preparation.

The Virtual Environment and Postural Orientation Laboratory is an
1000 sq ft facility dedicated to conducting innovative and integrated
basic and translational research to provide state-of-the-art
techniques that support the highest quality patient care and educate
physicians, scientists, and the general public regarding
perceptual-motor control of the postural system. The Laboratory is
equipped with a 6-camera motion capture system, a 3-wall virtual
environment, a dynamic platform with dual force plates, gait walkway,
and surface EMG recording capabilities.

You must be highly self-motivated, have an interest in teaching and
team building, and be capable of using high technology for
sophisticated research techniques. Strong attention to detail and
superb communication skills are also essential. Prior experience in a
research setting, gait lab, or clinical practice with neurologically
impaired patients is highly desirable.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
To apply, e-mail a cover letter with a statement of interests, a
curriculum vita, and the names of three individuals who can be
contacted as references to:
Dr. Emily Keshner
e-mail: ekeshner@temple.edu

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Woman and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.