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Post-doctoral Position - Un of Southern California Biomechanical Metrics- Pitching

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  • Post-doctoral Position - Un of Southern California Biomechanical Metrics- Pitching

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in the COOR (Clinical biomechanics, Orthopedic and sports Outcomes Research) Laboratory (; Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

    This post-doctoral position is for a funded project:
    PAC-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well Being Grant
    Biomechanical metrics to improve performance and reduce elbow injuries in baseball
    PI: Lori Michener, PhD, PT, ATC

    Start Date: between July 1 and Sept 1, 2019
    Brief Summary:
    The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) provides ~50% of the counter to elbow varus torque during pitching, putting it at risk for injury. Varus torque increases with faster ball velocity during pitching, but not for all pitchers. We hypothesize that physical factors of movement quality and quantity of the shoulder, trunk and hip movement are able to moderate the forces transmitted to the elbow during pitching. The goal of this project is to define the ball velocity-elbow varus torque relationship, and the level by which physical factors can moderate this relationship to reduce elbow torque.

    PLEASE see attached document for further information.

    • PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences, Engineering, Kinesiology, Biokinesiology, or closely related field
    • Evidence of establishing a track record of research publications
    • Excellent written and oral English language communication skills
    • Ability to work independently, highly organized, attention to detail, and ability to work with others to develop and maintain a productive work environment
    • Experience working with human subjects and/ or patients
    • Experience using motion capture system, kinesiological electromyography, diagnostic ultrasound, and/or computer programming (Matlab, LabView) is highly desired
    • Clinical training as a healthcare provider is highly desired
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    Last edited by Lori Michener; May 15, 2019, 06:06 PM.