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dpadua26
02-16-2009, 12:24 AM
The Sports Medicine Research Laboratory at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill is currently seeking applicants for a doctoral level graduate
research assistant position. The position will involve coordinating and
conducting research focused on Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury
prevention and risk factor identification. The assistantship will 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 ACL injury research conducted within the Sports Medicine Research
Laboratory involves the assessment of three-dimensional joint kinematics and
kinetics, muscle activation, balance, strength, flexibility, and postural
alignment. Research assistants will receive extensive training with
instrumentation used during these assessments. A list of current research
projects is available at the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory website:
www.unc.edu/sportmedlab

Qualifications:
1. Completion of masters degree in an appropriate field of study (athletic
training, physical therapy, biomechanics, etc..).
2. Demonstrated experience in and/or enthusiasm for conducting applied and
clinical research in the areas of ACL injury.
3. Strong oral and written communication skills.
4. Detail oriented, take pride in their work, self-starting, ability, and
strong work habits.
5. Competency in and/or ability to learn instrumentation utilized with
current ACL injury research described above.

A graduate assistantship will be provided to those who qualify and typically
include a full tuition waiver, a stipend, and health insurance.
Assistantships are one-year appointments renewable annually.

Initial application materials should include a curriculum vita and cover
letter sent to:
Darin A. Padua, PhD, ATC
dpadua@email.unc.edu

Based on review of those materials, potential candidates will be encouraged
to apply to the Human Movement Science PhD program. An on campus interview
will be required.

Additional information concerning the PhD program in Human Movement Science
can be obtained by contacting Joseph Myers, PhD, ATC
(joemyers@email.unc.edu) and through the Human Movement Science PhD program
website (http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/hmsc/).


Darin A. Padua, PhD, ATC
Associate Professor
Director, Sports Medicine Research Laboratory
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8700
(919) 843-5117
dpadua@email.unc.edu

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Darin A. Padua, PhD, ATC
Associate Professor
Department of Exercise and Sport Science
Director, Sports Medicine Research Laboratory
University of North Carolina
216 Fetzer CB#8700
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8700
Office: (919) 843-5117
Fax: (919) 962-0489
email: dpadua@email.unc.edu
Lab website: www.unc.edu/sportmedlab