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dlbenoit56
08-11-2010, 12:25 AM
Position: Research engineer / technician or post-doctoral fellow



The Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Research Unit (NRRU) at the
University of Ottawa has an immediate opening for a fulltime research
engineer/technician; postdoctoral fellows are also invited to apply.



The NRRU integrates the Human Movement Biomechanics Laboratory and the
adjacent Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Research Laboratory. The NRRU
evaluates human subjects across the lifespan while focusing on joint
mechanics, motor development, mobility, human performance and
pathologies which effect the aforementioned. Our research is currently
funded by the CFI, the Province of Ontario LOF, NSERC, and CIHR, in
addition to non-governmental funding sources.



You will become an integral part of our research team and you will be
recognized for your contributions to our research through scholarly
publications and grant applications if applicable, while being supported
in these endeavors by faculty from the Schools of Rehabilitation
Sciences and Human Kinetics. As such, if you hold a are seeking
post-doctoral experience and have the necessary technical background,
this opportunity presents an excellent opportunity to work with new
technologies like the CAREN system (www.motekmedical.com
) in a dynamic research environment.



As part of our multidisciplinary team, your responsibilities will
include:

- provide technical support and general maintenance of
laboratory equipment, including supervision of its use, to ensure it is
research-ready and at optimal performance;

- CAREN software applications support and system operator
(training provided as needed);

- help test and troubleshoot laboratory instrumentation and
applications;

- assist in the development and fulfillment of research
projects;

- other lab and research related responsibilities.



Our facilities are state of the art and you will be working with:

- over 450sqm research space

- CAREN 6DoF motion platform integrated with Virtual Reality
(visit www.motekmedical.com for
details);

- a 3DoF high-speed motion platform integrated with CAREN
software and virtual reality in the gait lab;

- 2 Vicon motion capture systems; 6 force platforms; 48
channels of EMG; Biodex System-4 Pro;

- updated computer systems and designated servers

- workshop, tools, custom equipment etc...



Qualifications:

Master's or Ph.D. degree in biomechanics, biomedical engineering,
electrical or mechanical engineering or related discipline.



Required skills:

- a high level of proficiency in Matlab, and LabView.

- the technical ability to provide laboratory equipment support

- previous experience in human movement analysis, including
kinematic, kinetic and electromyographic data acquisition and
post-processing

- strong interpersonal and organizational skills



Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience, qualifications
and the guidelines of the University of Ottawa and the Canadian
Foundation for Innovation.



Application Procedure: This is a one-year renewable appointment (up to
three years). Applications should include a letter of interest,
curriculum vitae and three references with contact information.



For additional information and/or to submit your application, please
contact:



Daniel L Benoit, Ph.D.

dbenoit@uottawa.ca

School of Rehabilitation Sciences

University of Ottawa, Canada

Ph: +1-613-562-5800 ext. 8547

Lab: +1-613-562-5800 ext. 7358