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09-25-2007, 11:05 AM
Exciting opportunity to research exercise and ageing with a strong
multidisciplinary team.



2-year, full-time, fixed-term position

Edith Cowan University, Perth Western Australia

The School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences has an extensive
research program examining the effects of exercise on chronic disease
and ageing. A large clinical trial of exercise has been funded by the
Wicking Trust and the WA State Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer's
Disease Research and Care. The postdoctoral research fellow will work
within a strong, multidisciplinary team conducting research into the
effects of cognitive and physical exercise on the health of 300 people
aged over 65 years. The intervention will be 12 months duration and
principal outcome measures will be: cognitive and memory capacity, body
composition, bone density, muscle strength, and functional performance.
Particular emphasis will be directed to known risk factors for
Alzheimer's Disease including glucose tolerance, cholesterol, sex
hormones, body fat, homocysteine, and beta amyloid. The postdoctoral
fellow will be expected to supervise research assistants, postgraduate
and undergraduate students working on the project as well as conduct
testing, analyse results, write reports and contribute to scientific
journal publication and conference presentations..

Selection criteria include:

* A Ph.D. in exercise science or related field.

* Senior first aid, automatic defibrillation, and
resuscitation certificates, or willingness and ability to acquire them
before 1 December 2007

* Research experience in resistance and cardiovascular
exercise including long term intervention studies in populations aged
over 65 years

* Publication and conference presentation track record
commensurate with an early career researcher of high calibre.

This position attracts remuneration of $78,039 to $92,673 including
University superannuation contribution, with a salary component of
$66,700 to $79,208 pa.

For job specific inquiries please contact Professor Robert Newton, +61
(8) 6304 3443 or by e-mail: r.newton@ecu.edu.au

Obtain Position Description and other details from www.ecu.edu.au/jobs

Applications Close: 15th October 2007. Please forward your application
addressing the selection criteria to: e-mail k.brayshaw@ecu.edu.au or
by post to: Staff Recruitment, Edith Cowan University, Building 1,100
Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, WA 6027.

Rob Newton Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Research and Higher Degrees
Director, Vario Health Institute
Foundation Professor of Exercise and Sport Science
Edith Cowan University, Joondalup WA 6027 Australia
Telephone: +61 (0) 8 6304 3443
Facsimile: +61 (0) 8 6304 5106
Mobile: +61 (0) 4199 07774
Email: r.newton@ecu.edu.au Website:
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