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Myers, Joseph
02-07-2007, 02:38 AM
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 will focus on
research related to preventing orthopedic injury and performance
enhancement in athletes, physically active populations, and military
operators. Responsibilities will include laboratory coordination,
assistance with new and ongoing NMRL 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 in our two Department of
Defense funded military based laboratories. The research within the NMRL
focuses on issues central to applied and clinical 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 injury
prevention, restoring function after injury, and performance

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

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

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Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC

Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Sports Medicine

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

University of Pittsburgh

4044 Forbes Tower

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

(office) 412-383-6527

(fax) 412-383-6636


Associate Director

Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

UPMC Center for Sports Medicine

3200 South Water Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

(office) 412-432-3800

(fax) 412-432-3801