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

    We are currently looking for a research associate/assistant 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 balance.

    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/CV and a list of references by Feb 5, 2003 to:

    Start Date: ASAP

    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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