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

    We are currently looking for a research associate (or Post-Doctoral Fellow,
    or Graduate student) for as long as a three-year term contract in either the
    area of biomechanics or kinesiology.

    This project involves the management of experiments involving footwear and
    their neuromechanical influence on balance control in older adults. Dr.
    Perry's research is focused upon how the musculoskeletal and sensory systems
    are utilized in the control of human movement. As the population ages it is
    important to understand how the age-related deterioration of our
    musculoskeletal and sensory systems may have serious consequences especially
    when considering how important these systems 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 investigating how
    footwear and foot disorders influence their control of dynamic balance.

    Ideally we are looking for an individual with an MSc in Biomechanics or
    related field or BSc in Kinesiology or related field with 1-2 years of
    laboratory experience. 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 CV/Resume and a list of references by September 30, 2005 to:

    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