View Full Version : Job Posting - Human Movement Scientist - IRL - Christchurch - NewZealand

06-10-2010, 01:25 PM
Industrial Research, one of New Zealands Crown Research institutes is looking for a Human Movement Scientist in Christchurch

Industrial Research Limited is a research provider with a sound track record of contribution to industry and economic development, and to the wellbeing of the New Zealand community.

It exists to conduct scientific research and development in the manufacturing and service sectors that delivers ongoing economic, social and environmental benefits.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent, full-time human movement scientist at our Christchurch site. The Assistive Devices Team, specialises in the development and implementation of assistive devices for rehabilitation and mobility as well as technology for musculoskeletal assessment.

The main focus of the role is assessment and modelling of upper limb movements during computer assisted rehabilitation post stroke or similar neurological conditions. In addition the role will require scientific input to the further development, trialling and commercialisation of the IRL suite of assistive devices for rehabilitation, which comprises a combination of exercise devices and computer games.

Key responsibilities:

* Work independently and in a small integrated team
* Be responsible for the development and evaluation of assessment protocols
* Performing human motion analysis
* Research in upper limb rehabilitation post neurological disorders
* Be responsible for planning, carrying out and publishing clinical trials resulting in world class science
* Present at international conferences
* Perform research in the field of neurorehabilitation
* Musculoskeletal modelling
* Use of virtual reality in a rehabilitation setting
* Statistical analysis

The successful applicant will possess:

* A PhD in human movement science or related fields

Closing date: 4pm Monday 21 June 2010

More info: http://www.irl.cri.nz/about-us/careers/job-vacancies/human-movement-scientist

or m.king@irl.cri.nz