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04-09-2007, 12:36 AM
ASPIRE - Academy for Sports Excellence (Doha, Qatar)
Sports Department
Performance Enhancement Section

We are looking for three sport biomechanists to join our international
team in the Performance Enhancement Section in Aspire. The main tasks
will be to provide biomechanical support services to different sports
and to develop / introduce new methodology to monitor and enhance
athletic performance. Additional task will be to support applied
research in these areas.

Aspire is Qatar's visionary Sports Academy, which launched its academic
curriculum in September 2004. The Academy will discover the best young
sporting talents from the region and around the world, and make them
world class.

Biomechanics is one of the areas in the Performance Enhancement Section
in Sports Department. We are providing support for the main sports in
Aspire (Football, Athletics, Squash, Table Tennis and Sailing) and also
for individual athletes in other sports. We offer international
innovating working environment and unique state-of-the-art facilities.
Aspire Dome, the largest indoor sports facility in the world, covers
athletics track equipped with Kistler force plates and SIMI motion
analysis system, full-size football pitch and various multi-purpose
halls offering excellent possibilities for sport biomechanics. In
addition, we have separate lab areas for motion analysis (Vicon system
with Kistler force plates), strength and power testing and
anthropometric measurements (incl. laser body scanner). The other
systems in use include novel (GmbH) pressure distribution measurement
system, Phoenix optical tracking system and various timing and speed
measurement devices.

For the applicants, a degree in sport science or other related
discipline and experience in applied field of biomechanics (servicing
sports, research etc.) is required. Any expertise or experience in
computer programming or technical expertise is an advantage. The
applicants should also have good oral and written English language
skills. In addition to this opportunity to work in a unique environment
with latest technology and international staff, Aspire is also offering
a competitive benefit package.

The deadline for applications is April 20th, 2007. For further
information (and instructions to apply for the job), please contact:

Esa Peltola (Head of Performance Enhancement and Talent Identification)
Aspire - Academy for Sports Excellence
P.O. Box 22287
Doha, Qatar

E-mail: esa.peltola@aspire.qa
Tel.: +974 413 6105


Sami Kuitunen
Senior Biomechanist

P.O.Box 22287, Doha, Qatar
Tel: (+974) 413 6139
Fax: (+974) 413 6160
Email: sami.kuitunen@aspire.qa