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    Sports Medicine/Biomechanics Doctoral Research/Teaching Assistantships are
    Available at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    The Athletic Training program within the Department of Exercise and Sport
    Science is currently seeking doctoral level graduate assistants to conduct
    research as well as teach within the department. Research opportunities are
    available in the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Neuromuscular Research
    Laboratory, Center for Study of Retired Athletes, and UNC Concussion
    Prevention Initiative. The assistantships include research/teaching
    mentorship, research and teaching experience, and financial assistance for
    individuals entering the Human Movement Science Program PhD program housed
    within the Department of Allied Health Sciences in the School of Medicine.
    The Department of Allied Health Sciences in the School of Medicine offers an
    interdisciplinary program of study in Human Movement Science leading to a
    Doctor of Philosophy degree. The intent of the program is to develop
    research and teaching scholars who are capable of producing and
    disseminating new knowledge in the field of Human Movement Science.

    The research conducted within the department utilizes biomechanical,
    neuromuscular, neurocognitive, and clinical measures to best identify,
    treat, and ultimately prevent risk factors for both orthopedic (shoulder,
    trunk, hip, knee, ankle) and mild head injuries. Research/Teaching
    Assistants are provided with extensive training in the use of motion
    analysis (video and electromagnetics), force platforms/posturography,
    electromyography, dynamometry, ultrasonography, and neurocognitive
    instrumentation. Additionally, they will assist in teaching undergraduate
    classes in sports medicine, anatomy, biomechanics, neuromuscular control,
    and research methods.

    Successful candidates should have:

    1. Completed their masters degree in an appropriate field
    of study

    (biomechanics, athletic training, physical therapy, biomedical engineering,
    exercise physiology, etc)

    2. Demonstrated experience in conducting applied and
    clinical research

    3. Strong oral and written communication skills

    4. Strong computing skills

    5. Competency in the use instrumentation for human
    movement analysis.

    Graduate assistantships will be provided to those who qualify and include a
    full tuition waiver, a stipend, and health insurance. Typically
    assistantships are one-year appointments renewable annually.

    Additional information concerning the program can be obtained by contacting
    Joseph Myers, PhD, ATC at the contact information below. Information
    regarding the current research being conducted can be obtained by visiting
    the UNC Department of Exercise and Sport Science (,
    Sports Medicine Research Laboratory (, and Neuromuscular Research
    Laboratory (
    websites. Information for the Human Movement Science PhD program can be
    obtained at .

    Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC

    Chair, Graduate Education Committee

    Program in Human Movement Science

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Department of Exercise and Sport Science

    CB# 8700 Fetzer

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8605