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    Graduate Student Research Position
    Doctoral Program in Biomechanics
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Department of Kinesiology
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-0652

    We currently have two positions open for highly motivated graduate students
    within the Ph.D. program in Biomechanics at the University of Southern
    Califorinia. Our research focuses on the mechanisms humans use to generate
    and control momentum during multijoint movements. We integrate
    experimentation and modelling techniques to study control and dynamics
    during multijoint motion performed by skilled subjects (e.g. elite male and
    female athletes, musicians, technicians) in realistic contexts (e.g. US
    Olympic Training Camps, Olympic Games, workplace, or research lab).

    Instrumentation and computing resources in the Biomechanics Research
    Laboratory includes: forceplates (4, Kistler, Bertec), telemetered
    electromyography (16 channels, Konigsberg), motion analysis software (3D,
    Peak Performance), high speed digital video cameras (3) for 3D kinematics
    of movement involving impact, high end multiprocessor computers for
    graphics, simulation, and modeling applications (ADAMS, Mechanical
    Dynamics), and multimedia teaching lab (24, NT).

    Strongest consideration will be given to highly motivated applicants with
    good communication and teamwork skills with an interest in mechanics,
    neuromuscular control, and dynamic modeling.

    Courses often taken by doctoral students in biomechanics are offered within
    and outside the department in areas like biomedical engineering, computer
    science, physical therapy, mechanical engineering, and statistics. Doctoral
    students in biomechanics may apply to become Teaching or Research
    Assistants and will receive stipends, health benefits, and tuition
    remission as part of their assistantships or fellowships.

    Los Angeles, California is a diverse and exciting place to live. The beach,
    mountains, and international culture provide a rich background for your
    development as a person and scientist.

    If you are interested in learning more about our program, please contact me

    I will be at the World Congress in Calgary. Please introduce your self. I
    would like to meet you.

    Jill McNitt-Gray, Ph.D.
    Biomechanics Research Laboratory
    Departments of Biomedical Engineering
    Universityof Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-0652
    213-740-7902 or by email (

    Jill McNitt-Gray, Ph.D.
    Biomechanics Research Laboratory
    Departments of Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-0652
    213-740-7902, Lab: 213-740-7903
    FAX 213-740-7909

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