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10-03-2007, 03:59 AM
School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science/Institute for Sport and

The School of Physiotherapy & Performance Science and the affiliated
Institute for Sport and Health in University College Dublin currently
have a number of opportunities for suitably qualified and motivated
researchers to join our expanding team. Apart from the positions
described below we also have current and upcoming graduate research
scholarship opportunities in the area of sport and health related
research and would welcome contacts from potential MSc and PhD students.

Position 1 - Laboratory Research Assistant
University College Dublin is seeking to appoint a Laboratory Supervisor
for the Human Performance Laboratories at the School of Physiotherapy
and Performance Science and the affiliated Institute for Sport and
Health. We are currently in the process of expanding our laboratory
testing facilities and establishing links with professional sporting
bodies for provision of athlete testing services.
The successful candidate will join the expanding research team in the
unit and will support teaching, research and service activities. We are
inviting applications from the fields of sport and exercise science,
physiotherapy, athletic training, biomedical engineering and physiology.
This is a fixed term (3 years) appointment and there will be an
opportunity for registration for a higher degree in the University

* Organisation of laboratory bookings, usage and maintenance
* Organisation of maintenance schedules for equipment in teaching
research laboratories.
* Management of supplies of laboratory materials and consumables.
* Provision of technical support for research and teaching
activities in the
* Development and management of testing service provision.
* Management of laboratory accreditation procedures with relevant
and enhancement of Quality Assurance initiatives
* Participation in the service activities, research, teaching and
administration of the School/Institute as appropriate.

Qualifications and Experience
* Bachelors degree in a related area
* Competence in human performance testing procedures
* Good IT skills
* Effective communication and ability to produce written and oral
* Previous experience in third level teaching and research
* Relevant experience in sport and health

Informal enquiries to Dr Brian Caulfield, Head UCD School of
Physiotherapy and Performance Science
Email: b.caulfield@ucd.ie
Application procedures and forms for this position are available at


Position 2 - Post doctoral researcher / Research Assistant
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to conduct a series of
studies on neuromuscular electrical stimulation in humans as part of a
recently funded Enterprise Ireland Innovation partnership grant.
This project involves collaboration between Bio-Medical Research (BMR)
Ltd., and the Schools of Physiotherapy and Performance Science and
Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, University College
Dublin, Ireland. The aim of the project is to develop and refine novel
techniques for neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) applied to
re-education of muscle groups involved in maintaining spinal stability
and integrity of the pelvic floor. The work will involve development
and testing of new protocols for neuromuscular electrical stimulation
designed to provide a therapeutic benefit for chronic low back pain and
spinal instability. The successful candidate may also be asked to
become involved in studies on urinary incontinence.

Qualifications and Experience:
The successful candidate will preferably have a doctoral degree in the
field of physiotherapy, athletic training or exercise science and
experience in prescription and monitoring core stability training
programmes. We will consider candidates with qualifications to MSc
level. Experience in design and execution of clinical studies and
application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation is also desirable.

Job particulars:
We would like to fill this position as early as possible and are willing
to negotiate a suitable start date for the right candidate. The
duration of the contract will be for a maximum of one year (depending on
the start date) and we can offer a competitive salary with benefits.

Please send a CV plus a letter outlining your suitability for the post
to Dr Brian Caulfield, Institute for Sport and Health, School of
Physiotherapy and Performance Science, University College Dublin. For
informal inquiries regarding post particulars please email
b.caulfield@ucd.ie or call +353 1 7166500 / +353 87 2393473 / +353 86

Closing date for receipt of applications is no later than 12noon, 16

Dr Brian Caulfield
Head of School of Physiotherapy & Performance Science
Senior Lecturer, Institute for Sport and Health
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4
Tel +353 1 7166500