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    PhD Scholarship in Clinical Biomechanics

    Applications are invited for a PhD Scholarship in Clinical Biomechanics to
    be carried out in the Running Injury Clinic, Faculty of Kinesiology,
    University of Calgary. This scholarship is funded through the Alberta
    Heritage Foundation for Medical Research to investigate the pathomechanics
    and optimal treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome in runners.

    The study will be carried out in the Running Injury Clinic which has
    state-of-art equipment including an 8-camera Vicon motion capture system,
    treadmill, clinical assessment tools, and excellent computing facilities.
    The goal of the Running Injury Clinic is to educate and develop injury
    prevention and rehabilitation programs for runners and walkers of all ages
    through world-class research and clinical practice. The Clinic is adjacent
    to the world famous Human Performance Laboratory and Sports Medicine Centre.

    The Running Injury Clinic serves as a public facility for the clinical
    assessment of musculoskeletal injuries for walkers and runners as well as a
    dynamic research laboratory. Other research projects ongoing include
    validation of clinical exams and optimization of treatment for non-specific
    low back pain, pathomechanics of iliotibial band syndrome, the relationship
    between foot structure and foot biomechanics, and optimal treatment
    protocols for knee osteoarthritis using real-time feedback. You may find
    more info regarding our clinical practice and research at .

    Candidates with a Masters degree or equivalent in Biomechanics or Mechanical
    Engineering, Physiology, or other related fields are encouraged to apply.
    The ideal candidate will also be a licensed health practitioner (i.e.
    Athletic Therapist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist) and have
    clinical experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are

    Salary: The Scholarship carries a standard annual stipend of $20,000 CDN and
    is available for 3 years. Teaching assistantships are available on top of
    the scholarship.

    Preferred starting date: August 2008

    Application: Please send expressions of interest (and a CV) by May 2nd via
    e-mail to:

    Reed Ferber Ph.D., CAT(C), ATC

    AHFMR Population Health New Investigator

    Assistant Professor: Faculties of Kinesiology and Nursing

    Director: Running Injury Clinic