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jbmyers83
09-24-2009, 05:11 AM
NIH Funded Doctoral Research Assistantship in Upper Extremity Injury is
Available at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Sports Medicine program
within the Department of Exercise and Sport Science in conjunction with the
Department of Orthopaedics is currently seeking a doctoral level graduate
research assistant to coordinate and conduct funded clinical and applied
upper extremity (shoulder/elbow) research related to orthopedic and/or sport
injury. Funding for the position is allocated from an NIH funded study that
prospectively examines physical contributors to upper extremity injury in
overhead athletes. 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 upper extremity research conducted within Sports Medicine and
Orthopaedics utilizes biomechanical, neuromuscular, and clinical measures to
best identify, treat, and ultimately prevent risk factors for upper shoulder
and elbow orthopedic injury. Research assistants are provided with
extensive training in the use of motion analysis (video and
electromagnetics), force platforms/posturography, electromyography,
dynamometry, ultrasonography, and neurocognitive instrumentation.
Currently, the research areas of focus include shoulder/elbow injury in the
overhead athlete, rotator cuff tendinopathy, and shoulder functional
deficits accompanying breast cancer treatment.



Successful candidates should have:

1. Completed their masters degree in an appropriate field of
study

(sports medicine, biomechanics, athletic training, physical therapy, etc)

2. Demonstrated experience in and/or enthusiasm for conducting
applied and clinical research in the area of upper extremity orthopedic
injury

3. Strong oral and written communication skills

4. Strong computing skills

5. Competency in and/or the ability to learn instrumentation for
human movement analysis



A graduate assistantship will be provided to those who qualify, which
typically includes a 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 electronically to Joseph B. Myers (joemyers@email.unc.edu).
Based on review of the CV and letter, 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 program can be obtained by contacting
Joseph Myers, PhD, ATC at the contact information below. Information
regarding the current research being conducted can be obtained by visiting
the UNC Department of Exercise and Sport Science (
http://www.unc.edu/depts/exercise/) and
Sports Medicine Research Laboratory (
www.unc.edu/sportmedlab) websites. Information for the Human Movement
Science PhD program can be obtained at
http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/physical/Programs/HMS.



Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC

Director: Curriculum in Human Movement Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Department of Exercise and Sport Science

CB# 8700 Fetzer

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8700

919-962-7543

joemyers@email.unc.edu