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01-28-2011, 01:06 PM
Research Chair, Mechanobiology.
The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College is pleased to announce the opening of a research Chair position. The Chair will lead the development of research and scholarship in Spine Mechanobiology with a focus on methods of study for instability, degeneration and models of joint dysfunction. This is a full-time position in the Centre for Mechanobiology, Injury and Health, reporting to the Dean of Graduate Education and Research.
The Chair will lead the development and administration of research and scholarship to understand how mechanical stress acting on the spine contributes to the etiology and/or clinical presentation of conditions, known collectively as mechanotransduction disorders. She/He will develop and supervise a team of investigators and staff to carry out the related research projects.
The Chair will have access to an existing Biomechanics and Elastography laboratory equipped with optoelectronic, electromagnetic and accelerometer sensing systems for kinematics, small animal and spinal segment materials testing systems, myoelectric measures, tri-axial force plate and axial sensing technology, gait platform, ultrasound elastography and forward/inverse dynamics computer modeling capacity. An onsite mechanical shop facility is available for development and manufacture of custom materials.
Applicants will hold a PhD in one of the following disciplines: Mechanical, Biomedical, Biomechanical Engineering; Applied Mechanics; Motor Control or a similar degree emphasis. The preferred candidate will have a successful track record of research/grantsmanship and demonstrate the leadership skills necessary to recruit and foster innovative scientific teams. Possession of a clinical degree (DC, MD) is an advantage.
CMCC’s salary is competitive and a significant seed-fund budget is available to support the successful applicant’s interest for study in the target areas. Employees can participate in comprehensive benefits plans that include life, income protection, health, dental and travel accident insurance, RRSP contributions and an Employee Assistance Program.
Interested applicants should apply to CMCC’s HR Division at hradmin@cmcc.ca. Please include the position title in the subject line.

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