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    Department of Defense Funded Post-Doctoral Fellowships and Visiting
    Scholar Positions in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh

    The Neuromuscular Research Laboratory (NMRL) within the
    Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition (School of Health and
    Rehabilitation Sciences) and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the
    University of Pittsburgh is accepting applications from candidates
    interested in obtaining either a post-doctoral fellowship or visiting
    scholar position in Sports Medicine. The positions are Department of
    Defense funded and will focus on research related to preventing
    unintentional orthopedic injury and improving performance within the
    military. Responsibilities may include laboratory coordination,
    assistance with new and ongoing NMRL military research initiatives,
    initiation of independent research projects that complement the current
    NMRL research agenda, collaboration with the faculty, physicians, and
    doctoral students in Sports Medicine, and obtaining funding.

    The fellows and scholars are provided with extensive
    research experience in both the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory housed
    within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center for Sports
    Medicine as well as off campus laboratories on military bases. The
    research within the NMRL focuses on issues central to applied and
    clinical research in orthopedics and sports medicine. Research includes
    the use of motion analysis (video and electromagnetics)
    electromyography, isokinetic dynamometry, proprioceptive and balance
    assessment modalities, and metabolic and physiological assessment
    techniques for the purpose of defining and restoring function in the
    injured athlete and physically active individual.

    Successful candidates should have:

    1. Completed their doctoral degree (for the
    post-doctoral fellowships) or their Masters (for the visiting scholar
    position) in an appropriate field of study

    (sports medicine, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, exercise
    physiology, rehabilitation science, etc)

    2. Demonstrated experience and desire in conducting
    applied and clinical research consistent with the mission of the
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

    3. Strong oral and written communication skills

    4. Competency in the use instrumentation for human
    movement analysis.

    5. Strong computers skills including software
    programming for human movement analysis

    Post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars will be provided with a
    salary that is commensurate with experience (12 month appointment with
    the option to renew), faculty status within the School of Health and
    Rehabilitation Science, and all faculty benefits including health
    insurance, retirement benefits, and tuition discounts for both self and

    Additional information concerning the program can be obtained by
    contacting Joseph Myers, PhD, ATC at the contact information below and
    by visiting the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory website
    ( ).

    Application materials including a cover letter stating research
    interest, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation should be
    forwarded to Joseph Myers. An on campus interview will be required.

    Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC

    Coordinator of Graduate Education in Sports Medicine

    University of Pittsburgh

    Sports Medicine and Nutrition

    4044 Forbes Tower

    Pittsburgh, PA 15260