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    POSITION: This is a 12-month, full-time, fixed term Research Associate
    position with major responsibility to conduct biomechanics research
    related to the National Center for Accessible Transportation at OSU.
    Ongoing projects are in the biomechanics of transfers of people with
    disabilities between a wheelchair and an aircraft seat or toilet, with
    interest in reducing the risk of injury. Opportunities also exist to
    assist with biomechanics-related research of faculty and students in the
    Biomechanics, Sports Medicine, and Movement Studies in Disability

    QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, exercise science, or
    a related field is required. Applicants should have research experience
    involving motion capture, force plates, 3D kinematics, and inverse
    dynamics modeling. Preference will be given to applicants who have
    experience with Vicon systems and programming in BodyBuilder and Matlab.
    Experience or study related to occupational or clinical biomechanics and
    people with disabilities is desirable. Effective written and verbal
    communication skills are preferred. A demonstrable commitment to
    promoting and enhancing diversity is preferred.

    SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    GENERAL INFORMATION: The Biomechanics Laboratory at OSU is focused on
    clinical and ergonomic applications of biomechanics. Current research
    is in accessible public transportation, preventing falls by older
    adults, and lifespan approaches to hip fracture prevention.
    Collaborative research is related to ACL injury and interventions for
    knee osteoarthritis.

    COMMUNITY & UNIVERSITY: OSU is one of only two American universities to
    hold the Land Grant, Sea Grant, Sun Grant, and Space Grant designation
    and is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive university. OSU is located
    in Corvallis, a community of 53,000 people situated in the Willamette
    Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers,
    forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban
    amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100-mile
    drive of Corvallis. Approximately 15,700 undergraduate and 3,400
    graduate students are enrolled at OSU, including 2,600 U.S. students of
    color and 950 international students.

    The university has an institution-wide commitment to diversity,
    multiculturalism, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and
    retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of
    historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a
    welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding
    leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and
    enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community.

    For further information, visit the Department web page at:

    TO APPLY: Please send the following materials:

    - Letter of application
    - Vita
    - Three letters of recommendation specific to this position to:

    Michael Pavol, Ph.D.
    Langton Hall, Room 214
    Oregon State University
    Corvallis, OR 97331-3303
    Phone541)737-5928; FAX541)737-2788;

    DEADLINE: For full consideration: October 15, 2005

    Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
    Employer. Oregon State University has a policy of being responsive to
    the needs of dual-career couples.

    Mike Pavol, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences
    Oregon State University
    202 Women's Building, Corvallis OR 97331