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jschiffman69
10-12-2010, 03:18 AM
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Postgraduate Research Participation Program in Biomechanics

Applications are being accepted for a postgraduate research
participation program appointment with the Biomechanics Team at the U.S.
Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center
(NSRDEC), located in Natick, MA. With head supported mass an important
area of research at Natick, the appointment includes, but is not limited
to, the following: Participate in focused data collection of mass
property measurements of head-borne equipment following routine and
required procedures and participate in the formation of a technical
report that informs on the data collection methodology and formulate
database presentation of results into report: Participate in the
development of a literature review to identify key gaps in head
supported mass research as it relates to head and neck biomechanics
issues: Research existing literature for relevant models; coordinate
integration of collected mass properties data with literature review
findings; and participate in recommendations for creative solutions to
head supported mass issues: Participate in enthusiastic and
mission-driven team environment towards the execution, collection,
processing, and analysis of applied biomechanics research. NSRDEC has
the dedicated mission to maximize the warrior's survivability,
sustainability, mobility, combat effectiveness and quality of life by
treating the Soldier as a System.

The initial appointment is for one year and may be renewed for up to a
total of three years based upon recommendation of NSRDEC and subject to
availability of funds. The appointment is full time at Natick, MA and is
run thru the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have received a Bachelor's degree and
a Master's degree in Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Exercise Science or
related discipline within five years of the desired starting date, or
completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected on or
about the starting date. Familiarity and experience with motion capture
camera systems, force plates, surface electromyography, and related
software is preferred but not required. Applicants with self-motivation
skills strongly preferred. Other applicants will be considered on a
case-by-case basis. The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens
without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental
disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled
veteran.

For additional information about the appointment or to apply:
http://www.orau.org/maryland/participants/projects/NSRDEC-AL-2011-011.pd
f or www.orau.org/Maryland.

For additional information about biomechanics at The NSRDEC:
http://nsrdec.natick.army.mil/media/print/Biomechanics_Trifold.pdf



Jeffrey M. Schiffman, Ph.D.
Leader, Biomechanics Team
US Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center

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