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03-14-2000, 02:14 AM
I sent the job listing appended below (also attached as a text file) to
Ton van den Bogert yesterday, to be posted on the Biomechanics
World Web site. He indicated that I should send it to this address
to also have it distributed through Biomch-L. Could you please
send it out on Biomch-L?

Thanks very much.

Sincerely,
Brian Maki

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CENTRE FOR STUDIES IN AGING
Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto

POSITION: BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH
ASSISTANT

The Centre for Studies in Aging is seeking an enthusiastic
individual with a strong practical background in Biomechanics or
Biomechanical Engineering, to work as a research assistant in a
balance, gait and motor control laboratory. The primary research
focus is to understand the mechanisms underlying impairment of
balance in older adults, and to develop new and more effective
means for preventing falls and related injuries. A combination of
basic research, applied research and product development is a
major strength of the center. Facilities include state of the art
custom built moving platform systems for evoking balancing
reactions, instrumentation for studying human movement (motion
analysis systems, force plates, EMG), and electronic/mechanical
workshops for fabrication of instrumentation and devices.

Responsibilities:
The Research Assistant will be responsible for maintaining
instrumentation and computer systems, developing new
instrumentation and equipment, and writing computer programs for
data collection/processing and modeling. In addition, he/she
will participate in recruiting volunteers for experiments, in running
experiments and performing the associated data collection (force
plate, EMG, kinematics), and in processing and analyzing the
data. Management of laboratory resources and
teaching/supervising graduate students will also be involved.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have training in biomechanics of human
movement, experience in performing biomechanical or motor
control experiments with human subjects, and experience in using
force plates, EMG and motion analysis systems. Strong computer
hardware/software and programming skills, and strong electronics
and mechanical hand skills are also needed. Preference will be
given to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. An
MSc degree in engineering, kinesiology or a related field is
preferred, but others will be considered.

Starting salary will range from $28,000 $40,000 per year
(Canadian), depending on education and experience. A full
benefits package is provided. The starting date is
negotiable (July 1, 2000 or earlier, preferred).

More information about our research center can be found at:
http://www.sunnybrook.utoronto.ca:8080/~csia/.

To apply, please send your CV or resume, by FAX or e mail, to:

Brian Maki, PhD, PEng
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences
Centre
E mail: brian.maki@swchsc.on.ca
FAX: (416) 480 5856

Selected applicants will be asked to forward three letters of
reference and university transcripts.
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Brian Maki, PhD, PEng
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre

Centre for Studies in Aging
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA M4N 3M5

Phone: (416) 480-6100 x3513
FAX: (416) 480-5856

Please note new e-mail address:
brian.maki@swchsc.on.ca

Web site:
http://www.sunnybrook.utoronto.ca:8080/~csia/gen_info/maki.html


CENTRE FOR STUDIES IN AGING
Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto

POSITION: BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH ASSISTANT

The Centre for Studies in Aging is seeking an enthusiastic individual with a strong
practical background in Biomechanics or Biomechanical Engineering, to work as a
research assistant in a balance, gait and motor control laboratory. The primary
research focus is to understand the mechanisms underlying impairment of balance in
older adults, and to develop new and more effective means for preventing falls and
related injuries. A combination of basic research, applied research and product
development is a major strength of the center. Facilities include state-of-the-art
custom-built moving-platform systems for evoking balancing reactions, instrumentation
for studying human movement (motion analysis systems, force plates, EMG),
and electronic/mechanical workshops for fabrication of instrumentation and devices.

Responsibilities:
The Research Assistant will be responsible for maintaining instrumentation and
computer systems, developing new instrumentation and equipment, and writing
computer programs for data collection/processing and modeling. In addition, he/she
will participate in recruiting volunteers for experiments, in running experiments and
performing the associated data collection (force plate, EMG, kinematics), and in
processing and analyzing the data. Management of laboratory resources and
teaching/supervising graduate students will also be involved.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have training in biomechanics of human movement, experience in
performing biomechanical or motor control experiments with human subjects, and
experience in using force plates, EMG and motion analysis systems. Strong computer
hardware/software and programming skills, and strong electronics and mechanical
hand skills are also needed. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens or
permanent residents of Canada. An MSc degree in engineering, kinesiology or a
related field is preferred, but others will be considered.

Starting salary will range from $28,000 - $40,000 per year (Canadian), depending on
education and experience. A full benefits package is provided. The starting date is
negotiable (July 1, 2000 or earlier, preferred).

More information about our research center can be found at:
http://www.sunnybrook.utoronto.ca:8080/~csia/.

To apply, please send your CV or resume, by FAX or e-mail, to:

Brian Maki, PhD, PEng
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre
E-mail: brian.maki@swchsc.on.ca
FAX: (416) 480-5856

Selected applicants will be asked to forward three letters of reference and university
transcripts.