Support Staff Employment Opportunity

Human Performance Lab Manager

Faculty of Kinesiology UNB Fredericton

Competition #:#045-13.14Closing Date:July 18, 2013 4:00PM
Employment Group:A.P.T.Salary or Rate:$48,218 - $62,685 Per Annum
Employment Date:(tentative)As soon as possibleHours per Week:Full-Time (36.25 HPW)
Position Length:(tentative)5 Year TermFunding:External Funding


The Andrew and Marjorie McCain Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) consists of a team of researchers who are involved in human movement research, mainly from the biomechanical and neuromuscular physiology perspective. The lab also provides services in clinical gait analysis for pre-surgical treatment planning in children with Cerebral Palsy. The lab is equipped with a 12-camera Vicon motive capture system, 6 Kistler force plates, multiple EMG systems, a Cybex dynamometer, and other equipment.
Representative Responsibilities
   The direct supervision of the daily operations of the HPL.
   Operation, integration, maintenance, testing and calibration of a range of measurement and analysis equipment/software for recording and understanding the biomechanical and neuromuscular physiology parameters relating to human movements.
   Data collection and provision of technical expertise for on-going faculty research projects.
   Develop and maintain computer programs (MatLab, Simulink, C ) used for processing motion analysis data.
   Contribute to the planning and execution of research by assisting with grant application planning and writing.
   Supporting the activities of the Centre for Excellence in Human Movement.
   Provision of a comprehensive clinical service for the measurement, analysis and documentation of human gait disorders and measurement and evaluation of other clinical populations.
   Manage and maintain motion analysis databases for multiple on-going and future secondary studies.
   Train and supervise undergraduate and graduate students on relevant hardware/software.
   Provide instruction on lab capabilities for undergraduate/graduate course labs.
   Equipment ordering, inventory, and invoice-related responsibilities.
   Master’s degree required, PhD preferred, in Engineering or Kinesiology.
   3-5 years preferred experience with motion capture systems, force plates, EMG, and isokinetic testing.
   Demonstrated knowledge of neuromuscular physiology and biomechanical research (journal publication experience preferred).
   Evidence of independent research and funding.
   Excellent computer skills and computer programming skills. Advanced Matlab programming skills are required. Experience with other programs such as SPSS, LabView, C , and OpenSim are an asset. Experience with database management is preferable.


For more information, please contact:

UNB Fredericton
Human Resources Room 102
Physics & Admin. Building
Fax: 506-453-4611

UNB Saint John
Financial & Admin. Services
Room 114/115, Oland Hall
Fax: 506-648-5714

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications will be accepted ONLY until the end of regular business hours on the closing date.