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    A position is available immediately in the Motor Development
    Laboratory in the Psychology Department at Indiana University working
    with Esther Thelen on issues of infant motor control. Projects
    include the development of arm trajectory control in infants, the
    development of locomotion, 3-D torque pertubations on infant limbs,
    as well as issues in infant motor learning and memory. We are doing
    some adult skill research as well. Our lab has pioneered in the
    use of kinematic and kinetic measures in infants.

    I am looking for a person with a movement science background,
    with strong computer programming and biomechanical skills. Familiarity
    with UNIX system is essential, and experience with MATLAB useful. Working
    with infants requires ingenuity and patience as well. The position
    is funded by a five-year NIH research grant. Women and minority
    persons are especially encouraged.

    The motor development lab is very well-equipped with OPTOTRAK
    and PEAK motion analysis systems, both with 4 camera capability interfaced
    with hardware and software for concurrent EMG. We also have extensive
    video equipment. Computers include a Unix-based HP Apollo 9000 series
    networked server with very large processing and storage capabilities
    and extensive custom software.

    Indiana University provides an exciting, interdisciplinary
    atmosphere for movement scientists, with ongoing collaborations with
    neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, and laboratories in Kinesiology
    and Speech and Hearing Scientists.

    I am looking for a person who can both work well in a group and
    is also an independent problem-solver.

    Interested persons should email resumes immediately to my
    assistant Roberta Bogle at along with the names
    of several reference persons and other relevant materials. Please
    direct questions to Roberta or to me.

    Esther Thelen
    Indiana University
    Bloomington, IN 47405