05-19-2010, 05:31 AM
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Applications are now being accepted for a post-doctoral position in
biomechanics at the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine
(USARIEM), located in Natick, MA. The mission of USARIEM is to conduct
biomedical research to improve & sustain Warfighter performance & health
under all conditions (www.usariem.army.mil). With overuse injury rates
increasing both in Basic Combat training and during deployment, the
ideal candidate will conduct research on the biomechanics of overuse
injury in the lower extremity and low back. Positions will be awarded
for 1 year, renewable up to 3 years, and will be funded either through
the National Research Council or through the Oak Ridge Institute for
Science and Education (ORISE)

USARIEM BIOMECHANICS: The Center for Military Biomechanics Research is
a 120' x 50' state of the art biomechanics laboratory located at
USARIEM. The Center houses two 3D motion capture and analysis systems
(Qualysis Motion Capture System), in-ground and portable force platforms
(AMTI), two force-sensing treadmills (AMTI), 2 EMG systems (DelSys),
digital video capture and processing capabilities (DartFish), and a
variety of facilities to quantify and assess human performance. Five
doctorally qualified, credentialed investigators and a dedicated
technical staff man the CMBR and collaborate with experts in Physiology,
Nutrition, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Biomedical Modeling, and

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must hold Ph.D. or equivalent degree for
less than five years and must be U.S. citizens. The successful candidate
will have demonstrated the ability to perform productive research in the
area of biomechanics and musculoskeletal injury. Excellent written and
oral communication skills are also required, as well as the ability to
collaborate with other investigators.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Persons interested in learning more about the
position should contact:
Joseph Seay, Ph.D.
Biomechanist, Military Performance Division
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
Phone: 508-233-4888
e-mail: joseph.seay@us.army.mil

TO APPLY: Applicants need to submit a letter that describes their
professional goals, a current CV and 1-2 representative publications to:
Edward J. Zambraski Ph.D.
Chief, Military Performance Division
Natick, MA 01760-5007
Phone: 508-233-4800
e-mail: edward.zambraski@us.army.mil

Joseph Seay, Ph.D.
Military Performance Division
United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
Kansas St., Building 42
Natick, MA 01760
508.233.4888 (Phone)
508.233.4195 (Fax)

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