02-23-2009, 08:36 AM
Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility - UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA

The Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility (NBCF) at the University of
Nebraska at Omaha ( http://biomech.unomaha.edu/ ) has several
post-doctoral research associate positions available. The Nebraska
Biomechanics Core Facility was established for the purpose of developing a
new understanding of the dynamical aspects of human movement. The
laboratory is a flourishing enterprise where engineers, scientists and
clinicians get together to gain additional insights on healthy and
abnormal movement patterns. The laboratory uses techniques from biology,
engineering and mathematics to understand the human movement variability.
Research projects in the lab range from analysis of infant postural
development to efficacy of robotic surgery.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Motor Control, Psychology, Motor
Development, Exercise Science, Biology, Biomechanics, Biomedical
Engineering or related field.

SETTING : The Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility is located at the
University of Nebraska at Omaha campus that is in the heart of the Omaha
metropolitan area. It is housed in the state of the art Health, Physical
Education and Recreation instructional facility and includes three high
speed motion capture systems (Motion Analysis Co., Motion Engineering, and
Vicon-Peak), multiple force platforms, Delsys wireless EMG systems, two
Biodex dynamometers, a split-belt treadmill (Bertec Co.), a virtual
reality simulation environment, two body weight support systems (LiteGait,
Mobility Research, LLC), a pressure insole system (Tekscan, Inc), an
instrumented staircase, an INMOTION2 robot for upper-extremity
rehabilitation (Interactive Motion Technology, Inc.) and numerous
networking computers. We also have an entire data collection station with
a virtual reality environment in our Medical Center specifically dedicated
to Robotic Surgery. Our laboratory has strong ties with clinicians from
the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Omaha Veteran Affairs
Medical Center, the Creighton University Medical Center, and the Peter
Kiewit Institute. These strong relationships and the close proximity of
these facilities provide the laboratory with immediate access to patients
with neuromuscular disorders, clinicians in various domains, and
engineers. Omaha is a dynamic metropolitan area of 700,000 people and has
been rated as one of the best environments for living in the nation.
Forbes Magazine recently named Omaha as one of the top 15 regions in the
nation - both economic and quality of life factors were analyzed. Omaha is
also one of the top "eco-cities" in the nation based on air and water
quality, open space and population stability according to "E" The
Environmental Magazine. The city landscape is a blend of restored office
buildings, boutiques, historic preservation sites, shopping malls, parks,
and running/bike paths. The Old Market area is a popular destination for
residents of Omaha and tourists. This neighborhood features shopping, art
galleries, live entertainment and eclectic restaurants that are situated
along the river. Each June Omaha hosts one of the top National Collegiate
Athletic Association events - the NCAA College World Series. Fans from
across the country come to Omaha to watch the winners of eight regional
tournaments battle for the NCAA men's baseball championship.

APPLICATIONS: For further information, please contact:
Nick Stergiou, Ph.D. or Joseph Siu, Ph.D.
Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE 68182-0216
Tel. 402-5543247 (Dr. Stergiou) 402-5543773 (Dr. Siu)
Fax. 402-5543693
E-mails: nstergiou@unomaha.edu (Dr. Stergiou), ksiu@unomaha.edu (Dr.
Website: http://biomech.unomaha.edu/