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07-09-2010, 06:09 AM
POSITION DESCRIPTION

An NIH-funded post-doctoral research position is immediately available
in the Applied Neuromechanics Laboratory in the Department of Applied
Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida. This funded
project investigates and compares therapeutic modalities to treat motor
(gait and postural disability) and nonmotor (cognition and language)
symptoms of Parkinson's disease. In addition, the candidate will
collaborate on investigations into the underlying neural mechanisms
contributing to locomotor and cognitive dysfunction. The successful
candidate will be responsible for overseeing and scheduling therapy
delivery, data capture using motion analysis technology,
post-processing, database management, and synthesis of results into
journal publications.



The University of Florida boasts a highly collaborative atmosphere.
The successful candidate will have opportunities for interdisciplinary
collaboration and training through the University of Florida Movement
Disorders Center (http://mdc.mbi.ufl.edu/), the Department of Applied
Physiology and Kinesiology (http://hhp.ufl.edu/apk.php), the Institute
on Aging (http://www.aging.ufl.edu/); and Speech Language and Hearing
Sciences (http://slhs.phhp.ufl.edu/ ), as
well as the North Florida/South Georgia VA Medical Center. The
University of Florida is located in Gainesville, a dynamic college town
with affordable housing set within two hours of the beach. It is
surrounded by beautiful wild areas and has frequently been listed among
the best places to live in America.



REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will have a PhD or equivalent degree in
biomechanics, , physical therapy, neuroscience, psychology, biomedical
engineering or related field. Experience with human subjects testing
and working with elderly patient populations will be especially
desirable. The candidate must possess independent research skills and
communicate effectively with a range of people with varied backgrounds.
The position requires a minimum 2 year commitment. Competitive salary
and benefits are provided.



APPLICATION

Applicants should send a detailed CV, statement of research interests,
and contact information of three references to



Chris Hass, Ph.D.

cjhass@hhp.ufl.edu

352-392-9575 x 1294.





Chris Hass, Ph.D.

Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

Box 118205

Gainesville, FL 32611-8205

352-392-9575 x 1294