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02-16-2010, 02:22 AM
Research Technician in the Structure and Motion Lab
Location: Near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, England
Salary: 25,771 pa inclusive of London allowance
Closing Date: Tuesday 16 March 2010
Interview Date: Tuesday 30 March 2010

We seek a Research Technician to work in the dynamic and successful
Structure and Motion group. You will provide research support on a
BBSRC funded project: 'Mechanics and energetics of stable bipedal
locomotion in uneven terrain: Does a trade-off exist between economy
and stability?' This is a 36-month fixed-term position.

The research will involve studies of walking and running in birds
ranging in size from quail to ostrich. The technician will assist in
all stages of the research process. This will involve handling and
exercising of birds, collection and analysis of data (force platform,
motion analysis, respirometry and anatomy) and implementing Good
Research Practice and Health and Safety.

You should be enthusiastic about research and have excellent
organisational and interpersonal skills. Experience undertaking
research in biomechanics, physiology or engineering is essential, as
is a science-related degree or HND/HNC. You must be willing to handle
and work around ground birds.

We offer a generous reward package including a final salary pension scheme.
Further details can be found at:

Best wishes,
Monica A Daley, PhD
Lecturer in Locomotor Biomechanics
Structure and Motion Laboratory
The Royal Veterinary College
Hawkshead Lane
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
AL9 7TA United Kingdom