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    The HPER Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Nebraska at Omaha
    ( has graduate
    assistantship positions available to pursue a MS/PhD degree for the Fall
    of 2007.The HPER Biomechanics Laboratory was established for the purpose
    of developing a new understanding of the dynamical aspects of human
    movement. The laboratory is a flourishing enterprise where engineers,
    scientists and clinicians get together to gain additional insights on
    healthy and abnormal movement patterns. The laboratory uses techniques
    from biology, engineering and mathematics to understand the complexity of
    the neuromuscular system. Research projects in the lab range from analysis
    of infant postural development to efficacy of robotic surgery. Please be
    aware, the deadline for application to Graduate Studies Programs and for
    our Assistantships is July 1st.

    DEGREES OFFERED: The interested individuals can pursue the following
    academic tracks; MS in Exercise Science (emphasis in Biomechanics), PhD in
    Psychobiology, PhD in Biomedical Engineering, and PhD in Surgery or
    Pediatrics (emphasis in Biomechanics). Post-doc positions are also

    RESPONSIBILITIES: There is a variety of positions available with some
    teaching but mostly with research assignments. Duties include subject
    recruitment, data collection and reduction for research, laboratory
    maintenance, and assist in classes (teaching laboratories and partially
    grading) such as graduate Advanced Biomechanics, undergraduate
    Biomechanics, and Physiology and Anatomy. Research projects can range from
    state and federally funded projects to academic research pursuits.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: B.S. or M.S. or Ph.D. in Motor Control,
    Psychology, Exercise Science, Biology, Biomechanics, Biomedical
    Engineering or related field. Experiences with computer programming
    (MatLab, MSVB, C++), biomechanics data collection and professional writing
    skills are preferred.

    SETTING: The HPER Biomechanics Laboratory is situated on the University of
    Nebraska at Omaha campus that is in the heart of the Omaha metropolitan
    area. The Biomechanics Laboratory is a large space 110 by 70 feet with a
    20 foot high ceiling. It is housed in the state of the art HPER
    instructional facility which includes two high speed motion capture
    systems (Motion Analysis Co. and Vicon-Peak), a Kistler force plate,
    Delsys EMG systems, two Biodex dynamometers, a virtual reality simulation
    environment, a body weight support system, two treadmills and numerous
    networking computers. We also have an entire data collection station with
    a virtual reality environment in our Medical Center specifically dedicated
    to Robotic Surgery. Our laboratory has strong ties with clinicians from
    the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Creighton University
    Medical Center, and the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. These strong
    relationships and the close proximity of these facilities provide the
    laboratory with immediate access to patients with neuromuscular disorders
    and clinicians in various domains. Omaha is a dynamic metropolitan area of
    700,000 people and has been rated as one of the best environments for
    living in the nation. Forbes Magazine recently named Omaha as one of the
    top 15 regions in the nation - both economic and quality of life factors
    were analyzed. Omaha is also one of the top "eco-cities" in the nation
    based on air and water quality, open space and population stability
    according to "E" The Environmental Magazine. The city landscape is a blend
    of restored office buildings, boutiques, historic preservation sites,
    shopping malls, parks, and running/bike paths. The Old Market area is a
    popular destination for residents of Omaha and tourists. This neighborhood
    features shopping, art galleries, live entertainment and eclectic
    restaurants that are situated along the river. Each June Omaha hosts one
    of the top National Collegiate Athletic Association events - the NCAA
    College World Series. Fans from across the country come to Omaha to watch
    the winners of eight regional tournaments battle for the NCAA men's
    baseball championship.

    APPLICATIONS: For further information, including application forms for
    both admission to graduate study and an assistantship contact:

    Nick Stergiou, Ph.D. or Shin-Jye Chen, Ph.D., or Joseph Siu, Ph.D. or Lisa
    Holst, B.G.S.
    HPER Biomechanics Laboratory
    University of Nebraska at Omaha
    Omaha, NE 68182-0216
    Tel. 402-5542670
    Fax. 402-5543693