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03-18-2009, 02:04 AM
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Krystyna Gielo-Perczak, Biomch-l co-moderator
University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), Fort Worth,Texas

A postdoctoral research fellowship is available at the UNT Health
Science Center in the Physical Medicine Institute. We are searching for an
outstanding Post-doctoral research fellow to assist in the spinal
biomechanics involving both basic and applied research. This position
will prepare the selected candidate for a competitive career in an academic
or industrial research setting.

In the course of performing the duties of this position we anticipate
that the fellow will:
1) be exposed to state-of-the-art spine research
2)become skilled in the design and implementation of experimental techniques,
3)further develop scientific publishing skills by authoring and
co-authoring high quality journal articles,
4) have the opportunity to participate in a number of ongoing
interdisciplinary research projects related to spine
biomechanics currently underway and/or planned
5) encourage the individual's own research interests and grant writing
skills to support future work.

The PMI represents an area of focus and growth at the UNTHSC with its
own, recently initiated, MS and Ph.D. programs. It has strong collaborative
connections with Osteopathic Research Center, Public Health,Integrative
Physiology and Anatomy. The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Physical
Medicine Core Research Lab has 6000 square feet lab space and
state-of-the-art equipments. In addition it also has several custom
designed special purpose spine testing devices.

The ideal candidate should be able to perform independent research and
have peer reviewed publications in spine field. Candidates should be
familiar with kinematic, kinetics, biomechanical modeling, EMG,
accelerometry, motion analysis, force plates, Lab View, experimentation,
and use of statistical(e.g. SAS, SPSS) and computational software packages
(e.g. MatLab). Additionally, the candidate should have excellent written
and verbal communication skills and be able to work independently as well
as in a group setting that involves interdisciplinary interactions with
faculty staff and students. A Ph.D. in biomechanics, biomedical
engineering, or mechanical engineering is required. Strong candidates
with a doctoral degree in a closely related field will also be considered.
UNTHSC is located in Fort Worth, Texas which is routinely ranked as one
of the most livable communities in the United States, offering a wide
variety of cultural, recreational and sporting activities.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of two
or more representative publications, and contact information for two
references to Dr. Kumar at skumar@hsc.unt.edu.

S. Kumar Ph.D., D.Sc., FRSC
Physical Medicine Institute
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, TX