The Neuromuscular Research Laboratory (NMRL) within the Department of
Sports Medicine and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh is
accepting applications for a Biomechanist to conduct military research
at the remote NMRL laboratory in Little Creek, VA. The position is
Department of Defense funded and will focus on research related to
preventing unintentional orthopaedic injury and improving physiological
performance within the military.

The research within the NMRL focuses on issues central to applied and
clinical research in orthopaedics, sports medicine, and human
performance. Research includes the use of motion analysis (video and
electromagnetic) electromyography, isokinetic dynamometry,
proprioceptive and balance assessment modalities, and metabolic and
physiological assessment techniques for the purpose of defining and
restoring function in the injured soldier.

The candidate must hold a minimum of a master's degree (PhD preferred)
in Biomechanics, Bioengineering, or related field. Desired experience
to conduct clinical research that is consistent with research agenda of
NMRL is expected. Demonstrated competency in the usage of human motion
analysis instrumentation is critical. Evidence of scholarly activities,
publications, and presentations and ability to contribute to research
agenda as well as develop own research initiative.

Salary is commensurate with experience (12 month appointment with the
option to renew) with health insurance, retirement benefits, and tuition
discounts at the University of Pittsburgh for both self and family.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting John Abt, PhD, ATC
at the contact information below. Application materials including a
cover letter stating research interest, curriculum vita, and three
references should be forwarded to Dr. Abt.

John Abt, PhD, ATC
abtjp@upmc.edu