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    The Motion Analysis Laboratory and Motor Performance Laboratory, University
    of Virginia is seeking to employ two post-doctoral research associates. A
    description of the second position is described below and included in the
    attached MSWord file.

    Post-doctoral Position ( #2 )
    University of Virginia
    Motion Analysis and Motor Performance Laboratory
    Charlottesville, VA

    The University of Virginia Motion Analysis and Motor Performance Laboratory
    is seeking a post-doctoral research associate to focus on quantification of
    motor control and musculoskeletal spinal mechanics. The laboratory is
    equipped with both video (3-D) and electromagnetic (6-D) motion systems, two
    piezo-electric and one strain-guage force plate, 16-channel of telemetered
    EMG system, an isokinetic dynamometer, and various kinetic and kinematic
    sensors. The greatest asset of our laboratory includes a staff of motivated
    and productive researchers, therapists, students and administrators.

    A major focus of the laboratory is the study of motor control in spinal
    mechanics and musculoskeletal stability. Previous or ongoing projects have
    studied lifting factors, gender and fatigue on muscular control of
    stability. Other effort are working to develop biomechanical models of
    dynamic motion. Further research is necessary to understand control of
    stability and the extent pathology or injury influence motor control.

    The post-doctoral research associate will work with subjects and patients,
    measure in-vivo muscle behavior and motor control, quantify mechanical
    performance and contribute to computational models of movement and function.
    We seek a Ph.D. in musculoskeletal biomechanics, mechanical engineering, or
    controls theory with biomedical background. The individual will work with
    the laboratory directors, help to direct graduate student research,
    contribute to peer-reviewed publications and federal grant proposals. The
    initial effort will be to record spinal dynamics from scoliosis patients and
    continue ongoing measurements of trunk stability behavior in healthy adult

    Project directors include Drs. Kevin P. Granata Ph.D. and Mark F. Abel M.D.
    Dr. Granata, the research director of the laboratory, is an Assistant
    Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Abel, the
    medical director of the laboratory, is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic
    Surgery. Interviews are recommended.

    The University of Virginia is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge piedmont
    of central Virginia. The university and surrounding community was founded
    by Thomas Jefferson and boasts extraordinary historical, political, and
    cultural opportunities. Charlottesville has been rated among the top cities
    in America with easy access to major metropolitan areas including Washington
    DC, Richmond, Norfolk and Baltimore, as well as immediate access to the
    state and national parks and ocean beaches.

    Please reference the "Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Post-doctoral position".
    Send a resume and list of three references to: Barbara Leech
    Motion Analysis and Motor Performance Laboratory
    University of Virginia
    2270 Ivy Rd
    Charlottesville, VA. 22903
    (804) 982 - 0893

    Kevin P. Granata, Ph.D.
    University of Virginia
    KPG8n @

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