A post-doctoral position is available at the Centre for Studies
in Aging, located at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre (University
of Toronto). The area of research will involve studies of human
postural control, with the underlying objective of understanding
the causes of falls in the elderly and developing novel
approaches for preventing falls and related injuries.

A strong background in the study of human movement control is
needed. Previous experience in studying postural control would
be a definite asset. Candidates who do not have any relevant
publications in peer-reviewed journals will not be considered.
Successful applicants will likely have trained in one or more of
the following areas: biomechanics, bioengineering, kinesiology
and/or motor control.

We offer access to state-of-the-art balance laboratory facilities
and interaction with scientists and clinicians within a
stimulating, multi-disciplinary environment. Funding will be
guaranteed for at least one year, at the current MRC (Medical
Research Council) rate for post-doctoral fellows. During the
first year, the applicant would be expected to apply for funding
from the Sunnybrook Trust and from at least one external agency.
The position is available immediately, although the starting date
can be negotiated.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae by FAX or e-mail
(ASCII text files only, please). After an initial screening,
selected applicants will also be asked to provide university
transcripts, letters of reference, and a representative sample of
their publications (reprints or preprints).


Please respond to (not to the sender of this message):

Brian Maki, PhD, PEng
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre

Mailing address: Centre for Studies in Aging
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Phone: (416) 480-6100 x3513
FAX: (416) 480-5856

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