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bhettinga69
08-09-2010, 02:57 AM
Research Technician in Clinical Biomechanics

Applications are invited for a Research Technician to work in the Running Injury Clinic, Faculty of Kinesiology, at the University of Calgary. The goal of the Running Injury Clinic is to educate and develop injury prevention and rehabilitation programs for runners and walkers of all ages through world-class research and clinical practice. The Running Injury Clinic serves as a public facility for the clinical assessment of musculoskeletal injuries of walkers and runners as well as a dynamic research laboratory. Our ongoing research projects include aetiology and optimization of treatment for non-specific low back pain, knee osteoarthritis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, and the relationship between foot structure and foot biomechanics, and orthotics/footwear prescription. You may find more info regarding our clinical practice and research at www.runninginjuryclinic.com.

The Running Injury Clinic has state-of-art equipment including an 8-camera Vicon motion capture system, instrumented treadmill, clinical assessment tools, and excellent computing facilities. A group of biomechanists, allied health professionals, research coordinators, and research technicians provide for a dynamic research environment. Funding for the Clinic is provided through multiple awards, grants, and industry partnerships including the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, the National Athletic Trainers Association Research and Education Foundation, and SOLE Inc. to name a few. The Clinic is adjacent to the world famous Human Performance Laboratory and Sports Medicine Centre.

Candidates with a Masters degree or equivalent in Biomechanics or Mechanical Engineering or other related fields are encouraged to apply. Knowledge and proficiency in 3D motion capture and excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. The ideal candidate will also have skills in computer programming including MATLAB and LabVIEW in addition to an understanding of gait and lower extremity biomechanics.

Preferred starting date: Fall 2010

Application: Please send expressions of interest (and a CV) by August 24th via e-mail to:

Reed Ferber Ph.D., CAT(C), ATC
AHFMR Population Health New Investigator
Assistant Professor: Faculties of Kinesiology and Nursing
Director: Running Injury Clinic
rferber@ucalgary.ca




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Blayne Hettinga Ph.D.
www.runninginjuryclinic.com
Faculty of Kinesiology
University of Calgary