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    From: Russell Best

    Below is a position description for a Lecturer in Biomechanics at Victoria
    University, Australia. The successful applicant will be joining a team of
    four other biomechanics academic staff (equivalent full-time) and two full-
    time consultants, a brand new $1M laboratory in the middle of Melbourne's
    Central Business District, 25 postgraduate research students and an
    extensive teaching and collaborative research profile. The position
    description is followed by a list of equipment and the major research areas
    of the Biomechanics Unit.

    You are advised to contact the nominated person on the position description
    for further information. Applications close on Friday 27 October, 1995.

    Russell Best

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    Lecturer in Biomechanics:

    Victoria University of Technology and the Department of Physical
    Education and Recreation invites applications to the following lecturing
    position at the City campus commencing in the early part of 1996.

    Depending on qualifications and experience, an appointment will be made
    on either Level A or B.

    At Lecturer A, the appointee will be required to lecture and tutor in
    established biomechanics programmes at the undergraduate and
    postgraduate levels. Applicants should have a masters degree or
    equivalent. Tertiary teaching experience in biomechanics is essential.
    Undergraduate qualifications in Physical Education or Sport Sciences are
    desirable. PhD is preferred.

    At Lecturer B, in addition to lecturing and tutoring duties, the
    appointee will be expected to develop an active research profile in
    applied sport science including a willingness to publish and seek
    relevant research grants. He/she will also supervise postgraduate
    students. Applicants should have a relevant PhD or equivalent and
    evidence of a developing record and interest in research and research
    supervision. A proven teaching ability at tertiary level in
    biomechanics and related areas is essential.

    Reference Number F/PE05 Level A or B

    Salary Ranges: Level A: $29,539 - $40,087
    Level B: $42,198 - $50,111

    This is a tenurable appointment for an initial period of 3 years. Six
    months prior to the expiry of the three-year appointment a tenure review
    will be carried out at which time the incumbent may be granted tenure.

    Contact Footscray campus, Personnel Services answerphone on (03) 9688
    4586 or fax on (03) 9688 4965 for a position description. Forward written
    applications, (preferably two copies), quoting the Reference Number/s and
    stating the names and contact telephone numbers of three referees to
    Personnel Services by Friday 27 October, 1995.

    Equality of Employment Opportunity is University Policy

    Personnel Services
    Victoria University of Technology
    Footscray Campus
    PO Box 14428
    MCMC, Melbourne
    Victoria 8001

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    PRIMAS real-time 3D motion analysis (hardware, inc. 4 cameras, & software)
    PEAK 3D motion analysis and data acquisition software
    2 AMTI force platforms
    F-SCAN foot pressure sensors
    BIODEX and CYBEX isokinetic dynamometers
    NORAXON telemetered EMG
    AMLAB (also acts as 2nd EMG system)
    6 PANASONIC video camera/recorder systems and mixer
    NEURALWARE neural networks suite
    ANSYS finite elements suite (educational)
    SILICON GRAPHICS Indigo2 XZ (200mHz CPU, 4 geometry engine)
    8 IBM 486 PCs (mix of 33 and 66MHz CPU)
    AUSTRADEX treadmill
    LIDAR and RADAR (soon to arrive)


    The brand new laboratory consists of a main laboratory area (about 36m x 10m)
    that can be used as one large laboratory or the capability of being curtained
    off into a maximum of four areas (about 9m x 10m each), a separate isokinetic
    dynamometry laboratory, a 50 chair teaching area, 2 equipment control rooms,
    a consultancy office (for 2 consultants), a workshop, a store room, a
    staff/student room, disabled access throughout, men's and women's showers and
    changing rooms, and men's, women's and disabled toilets.

    The laboratory is situated in the basement of an 18 storey office building
    that includes 8 floors of parking and biomechanics staff rooms on the 11th
    floor. The laboratory takes up over half of the floor space in the basement.
    The remaining floor space is occupied by a wet anatomy lab. (due to begin
    operations early 1996).


    The Biomechanics Unit has quite definite areas that we see as being our
    'Major Research Areas'. These general areas are currently identified as;
    Real-time Integrated Biomechanical Analysis System (RIBAS) Development;
    Clinical Orthopaedic Biomechanics; Clinical and Sports Coaching Tools
    Development. There are many sub-areas within this major research focus.
    The sub-areas are;

    A. Gait Analysis

    gait during pregnancy
    gait in the elderly
    gait diagnostics (leg length discrepancy, rearfoot motion & forefoot pressure
    variability (chaos) in gait
    obstacle negotiation
    real-time analysis of gait biomechanics
    pre-surgery prediction of the success of tibial osteotomy
    neural network applications to gait analysis

    B. Golf Swing Analysis

    golf swing templating
    biomechanical differences in the golf swings of different ability golfers
    real-time golf swing analysis

    C. Real-time Biomechanical Analysis

    Real-time Integrated Biomechanical Analysis System (RIBAS) development
    real-time bicycle ergometry
    real-time analysis of sprint performance using RADAR and LIDAR
    real-time force plate analysis (including force vector visualisation)
    real-time EMG analysis
    real-time 3D kinematics applications

    D. Injury Mechanisms and Outcomes

    patellar tendinopathy
    anterior cruciate ligament
    stress fractures
    shoulder injuries
    hamstring injuries
    neuromuscular physiology of injury and rehabilitation

    E. Other, smaller research areas

    Impact Injury Prevention
    Throwing Mechanics