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uheinz52
08-08-2007, 07:24 AM
Post-Doctoral Fellow Position Available Immediately for Fall 2007 - Human
Performance Laboratory, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Calgary
(www.kin.ucalgary.ca/hpl) has a PDF position available immediately for the
Fall of 2007. The successful candidate will work on selected projects which
are currently studied in our research group and funded by industry. Some
examples of current projects include: (a) Impact forces, soft tissue
vibrations and muscle tuning, (b) The role of small muscles for the dynamic
and static stability during locomotion, (c) Contribution of external
supports to performance (e.g. Storage and return of energy through elastic
bands; Compression of muscle packages; Thermo-effects), (d) Development of
new skating blades to improve performance, (e) Vibration damping during
skiing by changing the ski, the binding, the boot and/or the apparel; (f)
Improving the energy balance with apparel, (g) Quantifying body functions
with sensors implemented in apparel.

The Human Performance Laboratory is part of the Roger Jackson Centre for
Health and Wellness Research at the University of Calgary. It houses about
180 scientists and trainees, and has an operating annual budget of
approximately $9.4 Million. The HPL has an outstanding infrastructure,
state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and specialists, which are
unparalleled in the world, and thus offer unique training and research
opportunities. Our institution is ranked number 1 in the world for footwear
and biomechanics research. The expertise present in the Centre include
Biomechanics, Engineering, Physics, Biology, Exercise Physiology,
Biochemistry, Motor Control, Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics and Anatomy.

Responsibilities: This Post-Doctoral position will be responsible to
conduct research related to one of the topics listed above, depending on
qualifications and experience. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will supervise one
or more technical staff and/or students directly involved in the project.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering or
related field. Experience with biomechanics data collection and analysis and
professional writing skills are preferred.

Setting: The City of Calgary is a clean and vibrant city, nestled in the
Foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and offers unlimited opportunities
for summer and winter outdoor activities. For more information, please visit
http://www.tourismcalgary.com/

For further information, or to submit your letter of interest and a CV,
please contact:

Ursula Heinz
University of Calgary
Faculty of Kinesiology
Human Performance Laboratory
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 1N4
Direct: 403-220-3436
Fax: 403-284-3553
Email: uheinz@ucalgary.ca