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08-15-2007, 07:07 PM

New postdoc at The Royal Veterinary College's Structure and Motion Lab,
Department of Veterinary Basic Sciences:

Applications are invited for a 36 month position for an enthusiastic
biologist/biomechanist to work on a BBSRC-funded Engineering & Biological
Systems grant to study the links between animal locomotion, body size and
skeletal form in terrestrial mammals and birds. The chief role of the
researcher is to use experimentally-measured kinetics and kinematics
(inverse dynamics) to quantify locomotor mechanics in a variety of exotic
species. The grant is a collaborative effort with Dr. Sandra Shefelbine and
Anthony Bull (Imperial College, London) as well as other animal biomechanics
researchers worldwide. Imperial's new postdoctoral research (advertised
yesterday here on Biomech-L) will work closely with this RVC-based one.

Expertise in all techniques is not essential but some relevant experience is
desirable; expertise in live animal/human locomotor biomechanics research is
essential. The post is based in the world class Structure and Motion
Laboratory at our Hawkshead Campus near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.

Starting salary will be 25,762 per annum plus 2,323 London Allowance per
annum = 28,085, plus pension.

To make informal enquiries about the post, please contact me (info below).
Also view our relevant websites:
http://www.rvc.ac.uk/AboutUs/Staff/jhutchinson/index.cfm and

Please visit our website at http://www.rvc.ac.uk/Vacancies/Index.cfm to
download an application form. Alternatively, email ACARecruitment@rvc.ac.uk
or contact

Human Resources,
The Royal Veterinary College,
Hawkshead Lane,
North Mymms,
Herts AL9 7TA,

telephone 01707 666042. Please quote reference number VBS/158/07 on all
applications and queries. Completed applications should be returned to Human
Resources or sent to ACARecruitment@rvc.ac.uk

Closing date for applications: 14th September 2007
Anticipated interview date: 17th October 2007
Desired start date: 1st December 2007


John R. Hutchinson
Structure & Motion Lab
Royal Veterinary College, Univ. London
Hawkshead Lane, Herts AL9 7TA, UK
phone (+44) (0)1707-666-313
fax (+44) (0)1707-666-371 or 652-090
mobile (+44) (0)7843-629-162
web http://www.rvc.ac.uk/sml and