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  • Second Research Associate Position at UWA

    School of Human Movement and Exercise Science
    University of Western Australia

    - 3.5 year appointment

    - Salary range: Level A $45,660 - $61,963 p.a. plus 17% superannuation -
    minimum starting salary for appointee with a PhD will be $57,724 p.a.

    - Closing date: Friday, 9 June 2006

    The School of Human Movement and Exercise Science is seeking suitable
    candidates to fill a research associate position sponsored by NHMRC grant
    (NHMRC – 400937). The purpose of position is to develop training programmes
    based upon the Schools previous research, supervise training programmes,
    and run the biomechanical and neuromuscular testing of participants. The
    applicant for this position will be required to 1) oversee the development
    of equipment for the team training programmes, 2) organise participants for
    the study in cooperation with the grant chief investigators, 3) organise
    and supervise trainers for the teams enrolled in the study, 4) organise and
    take part in the biomechanics testing of participants, and 5) organise data
    analysis and prepare publications.

    The applicant for this position should have a PhD in biomechanics or
    equivalent, with experience in motion analysis. Experience in working as a
    member of a team and applying training programmes is also essential.
    Experience using a Vicon motion analysis system is highly desirable. Good
    written and verbal communication skills are also essential. Some assistance
    with relocation expenses (if applicable) may be negotiated with the
    Director of the project.

    The Biomechanics Laboratories in the School are exceptionally well equipped
    with 2 Vicon Mx Motion Analysis systems and a 200 Hz Peak Motion Analysis
    system, AMTI and Kistler force plates, two multi channel EMG systems, and
    ultrasound systems. Software packages used in the group are Vicon Body
    Builder, SIMM, SD Fast, Matlab, and C/C++. Mechanical and electronic
    technical support staff is available for equipment development.

    For further information and copies of the selection criteria go to the web
    or contact Dr David Lloyd on telephone +61 8 6488 3919, or fax +61 8 6488
    1039 or email

    Application details: Applicants must address the selection criteria.
    Written applications quoting the reference number, personal contact
    details, qualifications and experience, along with contact details of three
    referees should be sent to Director, Human Resources, The University of
    Western Australia, M350, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009 or emailed to by the closing date.