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09-04-2009, 05:15 AM
Research Technician in Clinical Biomechanics Lab
Applications are invited for a Research Technician to work in the
Running Injury Clinic, Faculty of Kinesiology, at the University of
Calgary. The goal of the Running Injury Clinic is to educate and
develop injury prevention and rehabilitation programs for runners and
walkers of all ages through world-class research and clinical
practice. The Running Injury Clinic serves as a public facility for
the clinical assessment of musculoskeletal injuries for walkers and
runners as well as a dynamic research laboratory. Our ongoing
research projects include aetiology and optimization of treatment for
non-specific low back pain, knee osteoarthritis, patellofemoral pain
syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, and the relationship between foot
structure and foot biomechanics, and orthotics/footwear prescription.
You may find more info regarding our clinical practice and research at www.runninginjuryclinic.com

The Running Injury Clinic has state-of-art equipment including an 8-
camera Vicon motion capture system, instrumented treadmill, clinical
assessment tools, and excellent computing facilities. A group of
biomechanists, allied health professionals, research coordinators, and
research technicians provide for a dynamic research environment.
Funding for the Clinic is provided through multiple awards, grants,
and industry partnerships including the Alberta Heritage Foundation
for Medical Research, the National Athletic Trainers Association
Research and Education Foundation, and SOLE Inc. to name a few. The
Clinic is adjacent to the world famous Human Performance Laboratory
and Sports Medicine Centre.

Candidates with a Masters degree or equivalent in Biomechanics or
Mechanical Engineering or other related fields are encouraged to
apply. The ideal candidate will also have skills in computer
programming including LabView and Matlab. Knowledge and proficiency
in 3D motion capture and excellent written and verbal communication
skills are essential.

Preferred starting date: October 2009

Application: Please send expressions of interest (and a CV) by
September 16th via e-mail to Dr. Reed Ferber (rferber@ucalgary.ca)

Reed Ferber Ph.D., CAT(C), ATC

Assistant Professor
AHFMR - Population Health New Investigator
Faculties of Kinesiology and Nursing
Director: Running Injury Clinic
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
T2N 1N4
Office: KNB 242
(403) 210-6468 (ph)
(403) 289-9117(fax)