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12-22-2009, 08:05 AM
The University of New England (Portland, ME campus) invites
applications seeking a part-time research assistant position in the area
of biomechanics and human performance testing in the Westbrook College
of Health Professionals to apply. Review of applications is ongoing and
will continue until the position is filled.
Responsibilities/Duties: Expected work for this position includes:
independently performing motion analysis experiments with human subjects
using a 3D motion analysis system (Qualysis) and forceplates (AMTI);
strength testing using a dynamometer (Biodex S4); programming experience
(C-Motion {V3D} and LabVIEW experience preferred); collecting, analyzing
and interpreting experimental data; supervising students during data
collections and data processing; administering self-report
questionnaires; effectively communicating and answering questions from
subjects, community members, and potential research collaborators.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s or Master’s (preferred) degree.
Academic or clinical background in biomechanics, exercise science/
physiology/ kinesiology, athletic training, physical therapy or related
field; experience and expertise with relevant instrumentation; excellent
oral and interpersonal skills; willingness and ability to work
collaboratively and cooperatively with the department of exercise and
sport performance, department of physical therapy, Orthopedic Associates
Center for Orthopedics (OA), and with faculty, students, staff, and
other professionals, patients, and research subjects within and outside
of the UNE community; demonstrate a strong interest in studying
biomechanics and human performance.
General Information: The Westbrook College of Health Professionals,
partnered with OA, to open a State of the Art Human Performance
Laboratory. Exciting opportunities exist to capture and analyze
biomechanical and functional variables. The Human Performance
Laboratory is located within a building that houses a physical therapy
clinic, the progressive Parisi Speed School, and the largest physician
based practice in the state of Maine. The location, in addition to
thriving undergraduate and graduate programs, offers immense
opportunities for collaborative research projects.
Starting Date: February 2010.
Salary: Negotiable and commensurate with qualifications.
Application: To apply, submit (1) cover letter that addresses
qualifications and professional goals; (2) training and use of relevant
equipment; (3) curriculum vitae; and (4) list of three professional
references, with current position and contact information for each.
Application content should be mailed to:
careers@une.edu OR
Human Resources Department
University of New England
716 Stevens Ave.
Portland, Maine 04103

Erin Hartigan PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, ATC
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
University of New England
Portland, Maine 04103
Phone: 207-221-4443
Fax: 207-523-1910