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02-16-2007, 04:59 AM
Summer Research Assistant Positions

We are looking for two biomechanics/kinesiology summer research assistants
to assist in on-going research projects for the summer of 2007 (May 1, 2007
to August 31, 2007).

The current focus of the lab involves the investigation of the
neuromechanical role of the foot and footwear on dynamic balance control in
young and older adults. Dr. Perry's general research focus is upon how the
musculoskeletal and sensory systems are utilized in the control of human
movement. As the population ages it is important to understand how the
age-related deterioration of our musculoskeletal and sensory systems may
have serious consequences especially when considering how important these
systems are in controlling the postural reactions that prevent us from
falling. This is an opportunity to work with older adults who are
experiencing these problems and investigating how footwear and foot
disorders influence their control of dynamic balance.

The ideal candidate would be someone working towards an undergraduate or
graduate degree within the field of kinesiology/biomechanics. The individual
would be responsible for recruiting subjects, setup and maintenance of the
laboratory, conducting experiments, analysis of data, and assisting in
publication preparation. It would be beneficial that the applicant is
familiar with the operation of biomechanical collection equipment (Force
plates, OptoTRAK, EMG, Pressure sensors, etc) and procedures for
experimentation with human subjects (especially older adults). Computer
knowledge pertaining to word processing, spreadsheets, reference database
and statistical packages is essential (Visual Basic knowledge would be an

Please send a CV/Resume, transcripts and a list of references by March 15,
2007 to:

Dr. Stephen Perry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biomechanics
Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
E-mail: sperry@wlu.ca