RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (REF: 170)
SCHOOL OF HUMAN MOVEMENT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE
University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
AUSTRALIA

SALARY RANGE: Associate Lecturer Level A $38,644 - $52,442 p.a.
(full-time) (Minimum starting salary for appointee with PhD will be $47,664
p.a. full-time)

CLOSING DATE: Friday, 1 August 2003

Applications are invited for an 18 month appointment. Full-time or
part-time appointments will be considered. The appointee will work on a
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project. The purpose
of research is to identify possible factors involved in the development of
osteoarthritis of the knee in subjects who have undergone partial
meniscectomy and to develop techniques for the early detection of
osteoarthritis. Stage one of the project, collecting of baseline data, is
complete and three year follow-up data need to be collected and all data
analysed.

The School of Human Movement and Exercise Science biomechanics group is
exceptionally well equipped with 2 Vicon Motion Analysis systems (7 camera
50Hz and 12 camera 1000Hz) and a 200 Hz Peak Motion Analysis systems, AMTI
and Kistler force plates, two multi channel EMG systems, SGI and PC
workstations. Software packages used in the group are SIMM, Matlab, Vicon
Clinical Manager, Body Builder, with C/C++ and Fortran compilers for custom
programming. Mechanical and electronic technical support staff are
available for equipment development.

The successful applicant will be required to carry out the analysis of gait
data and in-vivo loading of the human knee. The tasks include: 1) to assist
in the collection of gait analysis data; 2) application and refinement of a
knee model to estimate in-vivo knee articular loading; 3) analysis of
subject specific articular forces during gait; 4) development of software
to estimate segmental contributions to knee loading; and 5) to carry out
statistical analysis of data. Applicants must have a PhD in biomechanics or
equivalent, with strong biomechanical knee modelling experience, experience
in gait analysis and exceptional quantitative/mathematical skills.
Experience using computer languages and software, especially C/C++, SIMM
and MATLAB and experience working in PC environments is desirable.
Experience using a VICON motion analysis system is also desirable. Good
written and verbal communication skills are also essential. Some assistance
with relocation expenses (if applicable) may be negotiated with the
Director of the project, Dr David Lloyd . For further information regarding
the position please contact Dr David Lloyd on +61 8 9380 3919 or fax +61 8
9380 1039 or email dlloyd@cyllene.uwa.edu.au.

Application Details:
The duty statement and selection criteria can be found at
http://www.his.admin.uwa.edu.au/jobvacs/external/academic/docs/x0009q3k.rtf.
Written applications quoting the reference number, personal contact
details, qualifications and experience, along with contact details of three
referees should be sent to Director, Human Resources, The University of
Western Australia, M350, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009, AUSTRALIA or
emailed to jobs@uwa.edu.au by the closing date.

Committed to a workplace culture of respect


David Lloyd PhD
Senior Lecturer - Biomechanics Group
School of Human Movement and Exercise Science
University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
AUSTRALIA
Phone: +61 8 9380 3919
Fax: +61 8 9380 1039
Email: dlloyd@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

UWA: CRICOS Provider No. 00126G
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