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    The Neuromuscular Research Laboratory (NMRL) within the Department of Sports
    Medicine and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh is accepting
    applications for a non-tenured Assistant Professor Faculty Position in
    Sports Medicine with a specialty in Exercise Physiology.

    The position is Department of Defense funded and will focus on research
    related to improving physiological performance and preventing unintentional
    orthopaedic injury within the military. Responsibilities will include
    coordination of NMRL remote laboratory at Ft. Campbell, KY, 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 research within the NMRL focuses on issues central to applied and
    clinical research in orthopaedics, sports medicine, and human performance.
    Research includes the use of metabolic and physiological assessment
    techniques, motion analysis (video and electromagnetic) electromyography,
    isokinetic dynamometry, and proprioceptive and balance assessment modalities
    for the purpose of defining and restoring function in the injured athlete
    and physically active individual.

    A doctoral degree in Exercise Physiology/Sports Medicine or related field is
    preferred. Desired experience to conduct clinical research that is
    consistent with research agenda of NMRL is expected. Demonstrated
    competency in the usage of metabolic testing equipment and testing an
    athletic population is critical as well as designing performance enhancement
    training programs. Evidence of scholarly activities, publications, and
    presentations and ability to contribute to research agenda as well as
    develop own research initiative.

    Salary 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 family.

    Additional information can be obtained by contacting Scott Lephart, 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 references should be forwarded to Dr.

    Scott M. Lephart, PhD, ATC