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(roger M. Bartlett(lfm))
02-28-2000, 11:56 PM
Sheffield Hallam University, England

Sport Science Research Institute

Research Technician in Biomechanics

The Sport Science Research Institute is a new research institute of Sheffield
Hallam University. It offers research and consultancy services based on
experienced staff led by Professors Roger Bartlett (Director, Biomechanics),
Ian Maynard (Psychology) and Edward Winter (Physiology). In Biomechanics, our
research encompasses a range of interests that include gait analysis, sports
injuries, sports performance and virtual reality. We already work on
consultancy projects with a wide range of client groups, from professional
sports clubs and the World Class Performance Plans of three National Governing
Bodies of Sport to fitness and health clubs and community exercise initiatives.
>From May 2000, the Sports Science Research Institute will have an unrivaled
suite of sport and exercise science laboratories, occupying 1800 square metres
of specialist facilities, including a 15 square metre biomechanics laboratory;
a motor control laboratory; video analysis and editing areas; performance
analysis centre; and three computer data analysis rooms. There are also 2
physiology laboratories, a research biochemistry laboratory, 2 psychology
laboratories, a psycho-physiology laboratory, an isokinetic dynamometry area,
densitometry laboratory, environmental chamber, four psychology consulting
rooms and a sports injuries consulting room. There is a very active
collaboration in the City between sports scientists and sports medicine
practitioners in both the Health Service Trust Hospitals and the private
sector; the SSRI has a formal collaboration arrangement with a large private
sector sports medicine company, HealthSouth, the first of its kind in the UK.
HealthSouth are currently building a new #2 - 3 million Sports Medicine and
Rehabilitation Clinic in the city.

The successful applicant will have a degree in sport science, biomechanics or a
related discipline and experience as a biomechanics technician or scientific
officer and in a research environment. Applicants with a higher degree may be
preferred. You will need excellent IT competency; programming and interfacing
skills, the ability to calibrate, use and develop biomechanics and psychology
equipment and familiarity with all the main types of such equipment. The post
involves driving. You should have good organisational and communication
skills, work methodically under pressure and on your own initiative and have
leadership skills.

The rewards on offer include an attractive salary #17,125- #18,289 pa, working
in a dynamic and vibrant environment, in the UK's first designated City of
Sport. The Sports Science Research Institute represents an investment of about
#5 million by the University and is housed in Collegiate Hall, a stunning grade
II listed building on the Collegiate Crescent Campus. Sheffield will house one
of the largest of Sport England's National Network Centres for elite sport
performers; athletics, table tennis, judo, and netball will all have a strong
focus there and ice skating is likely to be based at the City's new Ice
Stadium. Sheffield is one of the eight largest English cities, situated
adjacent to the beautiful Peak District National Park, which dominates (and
overflows into) the Western side of the city. The person appointed will have
the opportunity to pursue their own research and the possibilities exist to
progress in due course to the Senior Officer salary scales.

For an informal discussion, contact Prof Roger Bartlett on + 114 225 4331 or
r.m.bartlett@shu.ac.uk

Please quote reference 415/99.

Further information and application forms are available from the Human
Resources Department Sheffield Hallam University City Campus Howard Street
Sheffield S1 1WB Telephone 0114 225 3950
Closing date: 16 March 2000

Job share applicants welcome
Working towards equal opportunities
http://www.shu.ac.uk

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