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    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

    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

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