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    Biomechanics Research Assistant Position (Wilfrid
    Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada)

    We are currently looking for a research assistant for a
    short-term contract in either the area of biomechanics
    or kinesiology.

    This inidividual will be primarily working on the
    management of clinical trials for a footwear insole
    designed to facilitate the plantar-surface sensation of
    the foot in order to improve balance control. Dr.
    Perry's research is focused upon how information from
    sensory systems is used in the control of human
    movement. As the population ages it is important to
    understand how the age-related deterioration of our
    sensory systems may have serious consequences
    especially when considering how important these sensory
    system are in controlling the postural reactions that
    prevent us from falling. This is an opportunity to work
    with older adults who are experiencing these problems
    and presenting them with a novel approach to
    potentially improve their ability to control their

    The individual would be responsible for recruiting
    subjects, setup and maintenance of the laboratory,
    conducting experiments, analysis of data, the formation
    of focus groups, and assisting in publication
    preparation. It is critical that the applicant is
    familiar with the operation of biomechanical collection
    equipment (Force plates, OptoTRAK, EMG, Pressure
    sensors, etc) and procedures for experimentation with
    human subjects (especially older adults). Computer
    knowledge pertaining to word processing, spreadsheets,
    reference database and statistical packages is
    essential (Visual Basic knowledge would be an asset).

    Please send a resume and a list of references by August
    15, 2002 to:

    Start Date: August or September 2002

    Dr. Stephen Perry, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Biomechanics
    Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education
    Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
    Tel: (519) 884-0710 ext. 4215

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