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rlmarsh19
04-08-2007, 04:40 AM
Research Associate Positions available July 1, 2007
Mechanics and Energetics of walking and running in birds

I am seeking two Research Associates to work on a U.S. National
Science Foundation Sponsored project on allometry of muscle energy
use and biomechanics during legged locomotion in birds. The project
has two sites, my laboratory at Northeastern University in Boston and
the California Sate Polytechnic University in Pomona California (Cal
Poly Pomona). The project involves measuring metabolic rates of birds
on treadmills, microsphere measures of blood flow to the muscles, emg
recording, and biomechanical measurements, including force-plate
studies and inverse dynamics calculations. Funding is available
through February of 2009, with the possibility of continuing beyond
that date if renewal funding is obtained. One position is at the post-
doctoral level and is mainly based at Northeastern University with
some time to be spent at Cal Poly Pomona. The other position is
mainly based at Cal Poly Pomona, with the possibility of some time
being spent in Boston. The appointment at Cal Poly will be at the
post-doctoral level, or at the adjunct assistant professor level for
exceptionally well-qualified individuals with previous post-doctoral
experience. The work at Cal Poly involves large ratites (likely emus
and possibly some work on ostriches) and candidate must be
comfortable working with these large birds.
Contact: Richard L. Marsh, r.marsh@neu.edu