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    We are seeking two post-doctoral fellows to work on a 4-
    year NIH funded project. The overarching goal of the project is to
    improve the quality of understanding and assessment of neuromuscular
    performance that can be obtained through the use of electromyographic
    activity patterns and Hill-type muscle models. The project will
    involve assessment of in vivo muscle function using EMG,
    sonomicrometry and tendon buckles in the goat, or other suitable
    species. Contractile and architectural measures will be made in situ,
    and fiber-type histochemistry will be determined. These parameters
    will be used to develop a series of alternative muscle models and
    validate their performance on the in vivo data.

    Experimental measurements will be concentrated at the
    Concord Field Station, Harvard, and modeling studies will be
    concentrated at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. We are seeking one
    post-doctoral fellow to be based at each site; interchange between the
    two sites will be encouraged. Salary would be commensurate with
    experience based on current NRSA levels (USA), or CIHR levels (Canada).

    Applicants will be considered who have expertise and
    interest in measuring or modeling muscle contractile properties and
    architecture in relation to varying locomotor tasks. For further
    information, and to register an interest in these opportunities then
    please contact either:

    Professor Andrew Biewener,

    Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

    781.275.1725 x105 (CFS office)


    Dr James Wakeling,

    School of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University