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    A biomechanics post-doctoral research position is available on our
    NIH-funded "virtual arm" project and/or our Arthritis Foundation project on
    knee stability. Our goals are to create musculoskeletal models of the arm
    and leg -- models that incorporate the bones, muscles, tendons, and
    ligaments -- and then drive the models in real time using experimental
    data. These models are being used to explore ligament loading (about the
    knee) and neural control of trajectory planning (in the arm).

    The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of muscle and joint
    mechanics, motor control, electromyography, and computational biomechanics.
    Computer programming skills are a requirement.

    This work will be performed in the Biomechanics Laboratory of the
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware. This is a new
    laboratory that is well-equipped for biomechanical studies with strong
    computational (IBM RS/6000, Silicon Graphics, Macintosh) and experimental

    The University of Delaware, located an hour from Baltimore and 50 minutes
    from Philadelphia, has a rapidly growing biomechanics program. PhDs in
    Biomechanics and Movement Science are now offered through an
    interdisciplinary program with faculty from a variety of academic
    departments as well as from the A.I. duPont Institute (a children's
    hospital). In addition, the virtual arm project is being done in
    collaboration with Prof. Scott Delp of Northwestern University.

    All applications should be sent to me at the address below and should
    include a CV, the names of three references, and at least one sample
    publication. I will be at the ASB meeting at the end of this week for those
    that wish to discuss the position in person.

    Thomas S. Buchanan, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    University of Delaware
    126 Spencer
    Newark, DE 19716
    Ph: 302-831-2410, Fax: 302-831-3619