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    We are in the process of developing a new sport research center, located in
    a sport center near Montreal which has about 5000 members, concentrating on
    the study of sport surfaces, sport shoes and general musculo-skeletal
    questions. For this center we search for a

    Biomechanical Head

    with training and expertise in multidisciplinary research on sport
    surfaces, sport shoes and other musculo-skeletal research questions. The
    first task of this Biomechanical Head would consist in developing the
    Center which should open in fall of 1997. In the first phase, the new Head
    would be involved in further developing (together with the board) the
    strategic plan for the center, ordering or building appropriate equipment
    and hiring technicians and employees. In the second phase, the Head would
    be responsible to define research projects, to attract research projects
    from industry and to apply for funding through the national and
    international research granting agencies. The position is a combination of
    research and business.

    The remuneration consists of a base salary and a performance related
    portion and will be according to the qualifications of the applicant. The
    successful applicant is expected to have a Ph.D. in Biomechanics, some
    knowledge of rubber compounds and its production processes and a strong
    interest in the combination of research, product development and industry
    applications. The successful applicant should be fluent in English and
    French and have some knowledge of the Italian language.

    In accordance with immigration requirements priority will be given to
    Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

    Applications, including a resume, should be sent by June 30th, 1997 to the
    following address:

    B. M. Nigg,
    Director Human Performance Laboratory
    Faculty of Kinesiology
    The University of Calgary
    2500 University Drive N.W.
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4
    Tel: 403-220-3436
    Fax: 403-282-7637