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07-27-2007, 07:00 AM
Post-Doctoral Position Available IMMEDIATELY for Fall 2007
HPER BIOMECHANICS LABORATORY - UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA

The HPER Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (
http://biomech.unomaha.edu/) has a Post-Doctoral position available
IMMEDIATELY for the Fall of 2007. Starting date is SEPTEMBER 1st.
The HPER Biomechanics Laboratory was established for the purpose of
developing a new understanding of the dynamical aspects of human movement.

The laboratory is a flourishing enterprise where engineers, scientists and
clinicians work together to gain additional insights on healthy and
abnormal movement patterns. The laboratory uses techniques from biology,
engineering and mathematics to understand the complexity of the
neuromuscular system. Research projects in the lab range from analysis of
posture and gait to efficacy of robotic surgery. Please be
aware that the post-doctoral applicant will begin to work on SEPTEMBER 1st

RESPONSIBILITIES: This Post-Doctoral position will be responsible to
conduct research related to motion analysis, virtual reality development
and robotic
surgery.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Motor Control, Biomechanics, Biomedical
Engineering or related field. Experiences with computer programming
(MatLab, LabView, C++), biomechanics data collection and professional
writing skills are preferred.

SETTING: The HPER Biomechanics Laboratory is situated on the University of
Nebraska at Omaha campus that is in the heart of the Omaha metropolitan
area. The Biomechanics Laboratory is a large space 110 by 70 feet with a
20 foot high ceiling. It is housed in the state of the art HPER
instructional facility
which includes two high speed motion capture systems (Motion Analysis Co.
and Vicon-Peak), a Kistler force plate, Delsys EMG systems, two Biodex
dynamometers, two virtual reality simulation environments, a body weight
support system, two treadmills and numerous networking computers. We also
have an entire data collection station with a virtual reality environment
in our Medical Center specifically dedicated to Robotic Surgery. Our
laboratory has
strong ties with clinicians from the University of Nebraska Medical
Center, the Creighton University Medical Center, and the Madonna
Rehabilitation Hospital.
These strong relationships and the close proximity of these facilities
provide the laboratory with immediate access to patients with
neuromuscular disorders
and clinicians in various domains. Omaha is a dynamic metropolitan area of
700,000 people and has been rated as one of the best environments for
living
in the nation. Forbes Magazine recently named Omaha as one of the top 15
regions in the nation - both economic and quality of life factors were
analyzed.
Omaha is also one of the top "eco-cities" in the nation based on air and
water quality, open space and population stability according to "E" The
Environmental
Magazine. The city landscape is a blend of restored office buildings,
boutiques, historic preservation sites, shopping malls, parks, and
running/bike paths.
The Old Market area is a popular destination for residents of Omaha and
tourists. This neighborhood features shopping, art galleries, live
entertainment
and eclectic restaurants that are situated along the river. Each June
Omaha hosts one of the top National Collegiate Athletic Association events
- the NCAA
College World Series. Fans from across the country come to Omaha to watch
the winners of eight regional tournaments battle for the NCAA men's
baseball championship.

For further information, please contact as soon as possible:

Nick Stergiou, Ph.D. or Joseph Siu, Ph.D.
HPER Biomechanics Laboratory
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE 68182-0216
Tel. 402-5543247 (Dr. Stergiou) OR 402-5543773 (Dr. Siu)
Fax. 402-5543693
E-mails:
nstergiou@mail.unomaha.edu (Dr. Stergiou)
ksiu@mail.unomaha.edu (Dr. Siu)
http://biomech.unomaha.edu/


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Joseph, Ka-Chun Siu, PT, PhD
Research Scientist of the HPER Biomechanics Laboratory
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Director, Robotic Assistive Surgery Project
University of Nebraska Medical Center

HPER 207
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68182-0216
tel. 402-5543773
fax. 402-5543693
e-mail: ksiu@mail.unomaha.edu
website: http://biomech.unomaha.edu
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