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    Faculty of Sciences, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Qld,

    Applications are sought from suitably qualified persons to work in the
    Human Motor Control Laboratory with the research team of Professor Jeff
    Summers, Dr Shirley Wilson, Dr Paul Treffner, and Dr Winston Byblow. The
    research team is currently working on two projects. The successful
    applicants will have completed a PhD in a relevant discipline and have the
    ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and with patient populations.
    A track record of publications published or submitted to international
    refereed research journals is essential.

    The MOVEMENT DISORDERS project is ARC funded and aims to investigate
    commonalities between motor deterioration with aging and Parkinson's
    disease. A multidisciplinary approach will be adopted, using dynamical
    systems theory to bridge neurophysiological and behavioural levels of
    analysis. Applicants for this position will be expected to have skills and
    experience using electrophysiological techniques. A background in dynamical
    systems theory is desirable. This appointment is for a limited term of up
    to three years.
    REF No: 97/011 Closing Date: 7 February 1997.

    The MOTOR CONTROL project examines the means by which intentionality
    interacts with intrinsic constraints imposed by the neuromuscular-skeletal
    system to determine the stability and adaptability of coordinated movement.
    Applicants for this position will be expected to have experience and
    research interests in motor control from a cognitive and/or dynamical
    systems perspective. This appointment is for a limited term of up to one
    REF No: 97/021 Closing Date: 7 February 1997.

    Salary Range: Academic Level A, A$30144 to A$40889 per annum.

    The Human Motor Control Laboratory
    The Motor Control Laboratory is situated within the Department of
    Psychology at USQ. The Laboratory is well equipped for human movement
    analysis with an Optotrak 3D kinematic data collection system, together
    with dedicated dynamical system analysis packages running on various Sun
    workstations. A range of electrophysiological techniques are available
    including EMG, TMS (Transcranial magnetic stimulation), and EEG. Associated
    IBM-compatible and Macintosh computers are available for further analyses.

    The University of Southern Queensland
    The University is an exciting, rapidly developing university with 17,500
    students, of whom two-thirds are studying by distance education. High
    quality and innovative teaching programmes combined with flexible delivery
    have earned USQ a reputation as a progressive university. The University is
    located on 86 hectares of scenic parkland just 7 kms from the city centre
    of Toowoomba. Toowoomba is Australia's "Garden City", has a growing
    population of over 90,000 and is within comfortable driving distance of the
    State's capital city, Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

    Enquiries specific to these positions may be directed to Professor Jeff
    +61 76 312712, or email:

    Further information about the University, conditions of employment, the
    method of application and Position Description can be obtained from
    Personnel: +61 76 312193.

    Applicants should forward their application, quoting the appropriate
    reference number, to the Director, Personnel by 5.00pm on the dates stated

    Equality of Employment Opportunity is a University Policy.