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02-27-2008, 12:11 AM
POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
RUNNING INJURY LAB
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
NEWARK, DE

We are seeking a highly motivated individual for a post-doctoral
position in the Running Injury Laboratory at the University of
Delaware in Newark, DE beginning June 1, 2008. The laboratory
research mission is aimed at understanding relationships between
lower extremity mechanics and injury. Our current focus is on
retraining faulty gait patterns in individuals at risk for stress
fractures, patellofemoral pain syndrome and knee OA.
Responsibilities include oversight of an NIH and a DOD project
focused on the short and longterm effect of gait retraining in
individuals at risk for stress fractures. The projects also have a
modeling component aimed at estimating tibial strains and strain
rates. Other ongoing projects include studying patellofemoral
mechanics using MRI. The successful candidate will also be involved
in mentorship of graduate students enrolled in the interdisciplinary
Biomechanics and Movement Science program. A Motion analysis
laboratory houses an 8 camera Vicon motion analysis system, 2 Bertec
Force Platforms, 16 channel Motion Lab EMG system, and a Quinton
treadmill. In addition, we have an Instrumented Treadmill Lab that
houses an AMTI instrumented treadmill and an 8 camera Vicon Motion
Analysis System. In particular, we are looking for a bright,
energetic individual with excellent interpersonal skills. Preference
will be given to individuals with research experience in lower
extremity mechanics. Experience in modelling and/or imaging a plus.
Newark, DE is an university town that is an hour from Baltimore and
Philadelphia, and 2 hours from Washington DC, NY City, the mountains
and the ocean.

To be considered, please email CV and two letters of recommendation to:


Irene Davis, PhD, PT, FACSM
Director of Research, Drayer Physical Therapy Institute
Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy
305 McKinly Lab
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

(302)831-4263 (ph)
(302)831-4234 (fax)

mcclay@udel.edu
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