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    School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science/Institute for Sport and
    Health

    The School of Physiotherapy & Performance Science and the affiliated
    Institute for Sport and Health in University College Dublin currently
    have a number of opportunities for suitably qualified and motivated
    researchers to join our expanding team. Apart from the positions
    described below we also have current and upcoming graduate research
    scholarship opportunities in the area of sport and health related
    research and would welcome contacts from potential MSc and PhD students.




    Position 1 - Laboratory Research Assistant
    University College Dublin is seeking to appoint a Laboratory Supervisor
    for the Human Performance Laboratories at the School of Physiotherapy
    and Performance Science and the affiliated Institute for Sport and
    Health. We are currently in the process of expanding our laboratory
    testing facilities and establishing links with professional sporting
    bodies for provision of athlete testing services.
    The successful candidate will join the expanding research team in the
    unit and will support teaching, research and service activities. We are
    inviting applications from the fields of sport and exercise science,
    physiotherapy, athletic training, biomedical engineering and physiology.
    This is a fixed term (3 years) appointment and there will be an
    opportunity for registration for a higher degree in the University

    Responsibilities
    * Organisation of laboratory bookings, usage and maintenance
    * Organisation of maintenance schedules for equipment in teaching
    and
    research laboratories.
    * Management of supplies of laboratory materials and consumables.
    * Provision of technical support for research and teaching
    activities in the
    laboratories.
    * Development and management of testing service provision.
    * Management of laboratory accreditation procedures with relevant
    bodies
    and enhancement of Quality Assurance initiatives
    * Participation in the service activities, research, teaching and
    administration of the School/Institute as appropriate.

    Qualifications and Experience
    Mandatory
    * Bachelors degree in a related area
    * Competence in human performance testing procedures
    * Good IT skills
    * Effective communication and ability to produce written and oral
    reports
    Desirable
    * Previous experience in third level teaching and research
    environment
    * Relevant experience in sport and health

    Application:
    Informal enquiries to Dr Brian Caulfield, Head UCD School of
    Physiotherapy and Performance Science
    Email: b.caulfield@ucd.ie
    Application procedures and forms for this position are available at

    http://www.ucd.ie/hr/html/vacancies/2007/support/003093.htm


    Position 2 - Post doctoral researcher / Research Assistant
    We are seeking a highly motivated individual to conduct a series of
    studies on neuromuscular electrical stimulation in humans as part of a
    recently funded Enterprise Ireland Innovation partnership grant.
    This project involves collaboration between Bio-Medical Research (BMR)
    Ltd., and the Schools of Physiotherapy and Performance Science and
    Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, University College
    Dublin, Ireland. The aim of the project is to develop and refine novel
    techniques for neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) applied to
    re-education of muscle groups involved in maintaining spinal stability
    and integrity of the pelvic floor. The work will involve development
    and testing of new protocols for neuromuscular electrical stimulation
    designed to provide a therapeutic benefit for chronic low back pain and
    spinal instability. The successful candidate may also be asked to
    become involved in studies on urinary incontinence.

    Qualifications and Experience:
    The successful candidate will preferably have a doctoral degree in the
    field of physiotherapy, athletic training or exercise science and
    experience in prescription and monitoring core stability training
    programmes. We will consider candidates with qualifications to MSc
    level. Experience in design and execution of clinical studies and
    application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation is also desirable.

    Job particulars:
    We would like to fill this position as early as possible and are willing
    to negotiate a suitable start date for the right candidate. The
    duration of the contract will be for a maximum of one year (depending on
    the start date) and we can offer a competitive salary with benefits.

    Application:
    Please send a CV plus a letter outlining your suitability for the post
    to Dr Brian Caulfield, Institute for Sport and Health, School of
    Physiotherapy and Performance Science, University College Dublin. For
    informal inquiries regarding post particulars please email
    b.caulfield@ucd.ie or call +353 1 7166500 / +353 87 2393473 / +353 86
    8554543.


    Closing date for receipt of applications is no later than 12noon, 16
    October



    Dr Brian Caulfield
    Head of School of Physiotherapy & Performance Science
    Senior Lecturer, Institute for Sport and Health
    University College Dublin
    Belfield, Dublin 4
    Tel +353 1 7166500
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