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  • Job Posting: Research Coordinator

    The Balance Research Laboratory (BRL) in conjunction with the Neuroscience
    Research Group at the University of Lethbridge are seeking a highly
    motivated individual to act in the capacity of Research Coordinator. The BRL
    is involved with studies of balance, locomotion, and motor impairment among
    the elderly and patients with Parkinson's disease.

    Description of Position: This position will include:

    organizing and coordinating research studies related to the effects
    of anxiety on balance and movement performance among the elderly and
    patients with Parkinson's Disease.
    recruitment of study participants
    supervision and direction of personnel in the BRL
    liaising with neurologists and clinical personnel
    data collection and analysis
    preparation of ethics proposals and manuscript submissions
    assisting the director in various other aspects of this research.

    Qualifications for this Position: The ideal candidate should hold a Masters
    degree in Kinesiology (or related field) and have technical expertise and
    experience in the application of biomechanical techniques for the study of
    human movement. Strong computer skills are essential and computer
    programming skills (MATLAB, LabView) are a definite asset

    Salary Range: This is a 12 month position and holds the possibility for
    extension for another 12 month period. The starting salary for this position
    is $34,800 CDN (negotiable depending on qualifications and experience).
    Anticipated start date is September 1, 2002. Funding for this position is
    provided by the Medical Services Incorporated Foundation of Alberta and the
    Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.

    Other information: The Balance Research Laboratory is housed with state of
    the art equipment for the collection and analysis of human movement,
    including a 6 camera Peak Motus (Realtime) motion analysis system, 2 Bertec
    Forceplates, Bortec and Delsys EMG systems and multiple PC workstations.
    The city of Lethbridge is located in Southern Alberta, approximately 1.5
    hours from the U.S. border and 2 hours south of the city of Calgary and
    within view of the Rocky Mountains. World class skiing and hiking facilities
    are located within 3 hours of the city.

    To apply, please submit your resume or curriculum vitae, a letter outlining
    your interest and qualifications, and a summary of your expertise and
    qualifications to:

    Lesley A. Brown, Ph.D.
    Director, Balance Research Laboratory
    University of Lethbridge
    Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4
    Office: 403.382.7106
    Fax: 403.329.2709

    References will be requested from selected applicants. Applications will be
    accepted until the position is filled.

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