Research Positions Available
Job Postings (Updated Dec 7, 2007)
We are always looking for Graduate and Undergraduate students interested in biomechanics/neuroscience research, please contact me for information and/or questions.
Research Personnel Qualifications (Neuromechanics of dynamic movement, Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA)
We are not currently looking for any new research personnel. However, interested individuals are encouraged to inquire about upcoming opportunities (Research Assistants/Associates or Post-Doctoral Fellows, or Graduate students) in either the area of biomechanics, neuroscience or kinesiology in our laboratory.
Projects that are on-going in the laboratory involve the mechanical and sensory function of the foot and footwear (including orthotics) in dynamic balance control in older adults and other activities (including running and work related situations). Dr. Perry's research is focused upon how the musculoskeletal and sensory systems are utilized in the control of human movement. As the population ages it is important to understand both the ‘normal’ healthy young adult function and then how the age-related deterioration of our musculoskeletal and sensory systems may have serious consequences especially when considering how important these systems are in controlling the postural reactions that prevent us from falling. This is an opportunity to work in a laboratory investigating an emerging research area (how footwear and foot disorders influence control of dynamic movements) that could have a dramatic impact on our quality of life as we grow older.
Ideally we are looking for an individual with an MSc in Biomechanics or related field or BSc in Kinesiology or related field with 1-2 years of laboratory experience. The individual should have experience recruiting subjects, setup and maintenance of the laboratory equipment, conducting experiments, analysis of data, the formation of focus groups, and publication preparation. It is critical that the applicant is familiar with the operation of biomechanical collection equipment (Force plates, OptoTRAK, EMG, Pressure sensors, etc) and procedures for experimentation with human subjects (especially older adults). Computer knowledge pertaining to word processing, spreadsheets, reference database and statistical packages is essential (Visual Basic knowledge would be an asset).
PLEASE NOTE THAT CANADIAN CITIZENS WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY.
Please send a CV/Resume and a list of references to:
Dr. Stephen Perry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Neuromechanics
Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
Tel: (519) 884-0710 ext. 4215