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01-14-2009, 04:13 AM
Graduate Teaching / Research Assistantship
Applied Neuromechanics Research Laboratory
Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at
Applications are invited for a graduate research / teaching assistantship
for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Sports Medicine through the
Department of Exercise and Sport Science. This funded position will assist
with teaching in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and assist
with ongoing research related to gender dependent risk factors in knee
stability and anterior cruciate ligament injury risk. Individuals with a
background in kinesiology, biomechanics, motor control, or related fields
are invited to apply.

The Applied Neuromechanics Research Laboratory provides research
opportunities for faculty and graduate students in the masters and
doctoral degree programs in Athletic Training, Sports Medicine and Motor
Control (http://www.uncg.edu/ess/anrl/). The laboratory includes state of
the art instrumentation for assessment of human neuromuscular performance,
as well as kinematic andkinetic analyses. These measurement tools are
interfaced with a variety of custom devices foranalyzing knee joint
function in response to sudden loading. Ongoing research includes the
assessment of neuromuscular and biomechanical function of the knee as a
function of gender, hormones, lower extremity alignment, and fatigue.
Opportunities also exist for collaboration with clinicians and researchers
across disciplines through the School?s Center for Women?s Health and
Wellness (http://www.uncg.edu/hhp/cwhw/).

Successful candidates should have completed their masters degree in an
appropriate field of study, have the clinical expertise and research
interests within the breadth of the laboratory research agenda, and be
highly motivated to develop their independent research, writing, and
presentation skills. Candidates with 3-5 years of clinical experience
preferred. The comprehensive plan of study will also provide experiences
in teaching, student mentoring, and grant writing. Information about the
PhD Specialization in Sports Medicine, including the Ph.D. program of
study, faculty bios, laboratory facilities, recent publications and
on-going projects can be found at http://www.uncg.edu/ess/anrl/index.html.
General information and admission requirements for PhD programs in the
Exercise and Sport Science can be found at http://www.uncg.edu/ess/TBLCONT
html. Interested candidates are also asked to forward a letter of
interest, curriculum vitae and 3 letters of references (supporting the
candidates academic and research potential) directly to Dr. Sandra J.
Shultz at the address below. Review of complete applications will begin
February 1st.

For more information, please contact:
Sandra J. Shultz PhD, ATC, CSCS
Associate Professor
Department of Exercise and Sport Science
School of Health and Human Performance
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
237B HHP Bldg
Greensboro, NC 27455
Email: sjshultz@uncg.edu