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09-12-2008, 03:33 AM
There it is some information concerning the 5 Years position for a Post Doc
Researcher In the Technical University of Lisbon.

Faculty of Human Kinetics - Technical University of Lisbon, offers one
position as Assistant Researcher in Musculoskeletal Biomechanics. The
candidate should have a PhD in Sports Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering
or related fields. The position holder will join the Neuromechanics Group
and will be involved in developing research within the field of
musculoskeletal biomechanical modeling.

The Neuromechanics Group of CIPER combines experimental and computational
approaches to the study of movement. We investigate the form and function of
biomechanical systems and seek fundamental understanding of the mechanisms
involved in the production of movement. The study of the positive and
negative effects of mechanical loading on the living tissues is one of our
main areas of research.

Neuromechanics research Group of the CIPER seeks to hire a talented
biomechanics specialist to study the relationships between exercise and the
cartilage properties of the knee. Our underlying hypothesis is that
cartilage morphology and biochemical properties in healthy joints can be
positively influenced by increasing amounts of certain types of exercises.
The other living tissue on were we aim to study the effect of mechanical
load associated to exercise is the muscle-tendon complex, with special
emphasis on architectural changes. Work on muscle-tendon complex is carried
out by modeling and the use of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI). Our goal is to develop/adapt a lower limb plus trunk model using
inverse dynamics and inverse kinematics which may then be employed to
estimate loading of the knee joint cartilage as well as on lower limb muscle
tendon complexes during running and cycling. Data of body movement during
certain tasks are obtained using a high speed infrared camera system (10
cameras at 500 Hz), combined with force platforms.

Qualifications and experience

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in biomechanics, mechanical
engineering, biomedical engineering, or a related discipline. Applicants
must have a thorough knowledge of computer modeling applied to the
musculoskeletal system. Experience in motion capture systems, ultrasound or
MRI is also helpful. The applicant must have excellent skill in verbal and
written English.

The applicant must be comfortable recruiting and interacting with human

The post-doctoral candidate will be responsible for all phases of research
projects, including subject recruitment, scheduling, testing, analysis, IRB
reporting, as well as manuscript preparation. We are looking for an
outstanding individual to join our team

Furthermore, the joining post-doc researcher is expected to be enthusiastic,
independent and resourceful, and to have the ability to work in a
multidisciplinary team with expertise in human movement analysis, and take
advantage from existing research laboratories and associated
infrastructures. He/She should have a significant impact on supporting the
participation of CIPER in already existing collaborations, joint projects
and networks in the fields of human performance studies.

The selected candidate should also be prepared to coordinate research
projects, supervise post-graduate students and submit research proposals to
European Commission Framework Programs and national programs and to develop
national and international collaborations.

Contract feasibility

According to the regulation of the program "Commitment to Science", the
final decision concerning the contract accomplishment depends on an
evaluation made by FCT

Contract conditions

The successful candidate will receive a salary in accordance with the
university regulations for a senior researcher. The contract offered will
have duration of up to 5 years, renewed yearly based on mutual agreement.
The annual gross income (indíce 195), before taxes, will be 3.101,87 Euros x
14 months.

SALARY Annually: 43400 Euros or approximately 67270 US Dollars


By email to ciperfmh@fmh.utl.pt, with the following information:

1. Identification of the candidate

2. Curriculum Vitae/resume

3. 3 Letters of Reference

4. 1 Research project proposal for the period of the contract

Application Deadline: 22/09/2008

Organization contact data


Interdisciplinary Centre of Human Performance (CIPER)

Faculty of Human Kinetics

Address: Estrada da Costa, Cruz Quebrada, 1495-688 Cruz Quebrada - Dafundo,

Email: ciperfmh@fmh.utl.pt

Website: http://www.fmh.utl.pt/ciper/

For additional information contact

António Veloso

Laboratório de Biomecânica

Faculdade de Motricidade Humana

Estrada da Costa

1495-688 Cruz-Quebrada

Telefone 214148127


Scott L. Delp, Ph.D.
Charles Lee Powell Professor
Stanford University, Schools of Medicine & Engineering
Clark Center, Room S-321
318 Campus Drive, Stanford CA 94305-5444
voice: 650.723.1230