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    New postdoc at The Royal Veterinary College's Structure and Motion Lab,
    Department of Veterinary Basic Sciences:

    Applications are invited for a 36 month position for an enthusiastic
    biologist/biomechanist to work on a BBSRC-funded Engineering & Biological
    Systems grant to study the links between animal locomotion, body size and
    skeletal form in terrestrial mammals and birds. The chief role of the
    researcher is to use experimentally-measured kinetics and kinematics
    (inverse dynamics) to quantify locomotor mechanics in a variety of exotic
    species. The grant is a collaborative effort with Dr. Sandra Shefelbine and
    Anthony Bull (Imperial College, London) as well as other animal biomechanics
    researchers worldwide. Imperial's new postdoctoral research (advertised
    yesterday here on Biomech-L) will work closely with this RVC-based one.

    Expertise in all techniques is not essential but some relevant experience is
    desirable; expertise in live animal/human locomotor biomechanics research is
    essential. The post is based in the world class Structure and Motion
    Laboratory at our Hawkshead Campus near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.

    Starting salary will be £25,762 per annum plus £2,323 London Allowance per
    annum = £28,085, plus pension.

    To make informal enquiries about the post, please contact me (info below).
    Also view our relevant websites: and

    Please visit our website at to
    download an application form. Alternatively, email
    or contact

    Human Resources,
    The Royal Veterinary College,
    Hawkshead Lane,
    North Mymms,
    Herts AL9 7TA,

    telephone 01707 666042. Please quote reference number VBS/158/07 on all
    applications and queries. Completed applications should be returned to Human
    Resources or sent to

    Closing date for applications: 14th September 2007
    Anticipated interview date: 17th October 2007
    Desired start date: 1st December 2007


    John R. Hutchinson
    Structure & Motion Lab
    Royal Veterinary College, Univ. London
    Hawkshead Lane, Herts AL9 7TA, UK
    phone (+44) (0)1707-666-313
    fax (+44) (0)1707-666-371 or 652-090
    mobile (+44) (0)7843-629-162
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