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09-07-2008, 09:13 PM
Sports Medicine/Biomechanics Doctoral Research/Teaching Assistantships are
Available at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Athletic Training program within the Department of Exercise and Sport
Science is currently seeking doctoral level graduate assistants to conduct
research as well as teach within the department. Research opportunities are
available in the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Neuromuscular Research
Laboratory, Center for Study of Retired Athletes, and UNC Concussion
Prevention Initiative. The assistantships include research/teaching
mentorship, research and teaching experience, and financial assistance for
individuals entering the Human Movement Science Program PhD program housed
within the Department of Allied Health Sciences in the School of Medicine.
The Department of Allied Health Sciences in the School of Medicine offers an
interdisciplinary program of study in Human Movement Science leading to a
Doctor of Philosophy degree. The intent of the program is to develop
research and teaching scholars who are capable of producing and
disseminating new knowledge in the field of Human Movement Science.

The research conducted within the department utilizes biomechanical,
neuromuscular, neurocognitive, and clinical measures to best identify,
treat, and ultimately prevent risk factors for both orthopedic (shoulder,
trunk, hip, knee, ankle) and mild head injuries. Research/Teaching
Assistants are provided with extensive training in the use of motion
analysis (video and electromagnetics), force platforms/posturography,
electromyography, dynamometry, ultrasonography, and neurocognitive
instrumentation. Additionally, they will assist in teaching undergraduate
classes in sports medicine, anatomy, biomechanics, neuromuscular control,
and research methods.

Successful candidates should have:

1. Completed their masters degree in an appropriate field
of study

(biomechanics, athletic training, physical therapy, biomedical engineering,
exercise physiology, etc)

2. Demonstrated experience in conducting applied and
clinical research

3. Strong oral and written communication skills

4. Strong computing skills

5. Competency in the use instrumentation for human
movement analysis.

Graduate assistantships will be provided to those who qualify and include a
full tuition waiver, a stipend, and health insurance. Typically
assistantships are one-year appointments renewable annually.

Additional information concerning the program can be obtained by contacting
Joseph Myers, PhD, ATC at the contact information below. Information
regarding the current research being conducted can be obtained by visiting
the UNC Department of Exercise and Sport Science (
Sports Medicine Research Laboratory (

http://www.unc.edu/sportmedlab/home.html), and Neuromuscular Research
Laboratory (http://www.unc.edu/depts/exercise/motor_control_lab/index.htm)
websites. Information for the Human Movement Science PhD program can be
obtained at
http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/hmsc/ .

Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC

Chair, Graduate Education Committee

Program in Human Movement Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Department of Exercise and Sport Science

CB# 8700 Fetzer

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8605