Biomechanics research technician, AUT University, Auckland NZ
- Senior Research Technician - Biomechanical
School of Sport and Recreation
AUT Millennium Campus
The School of Sport and Recreation within AUT University is a growing and
vibrant school with over 80 staff and 1,000 students, offering programmes
from certificate to PhD level across multiple discipline areas. The AUT
Millennium Campus has a focus on high performance sport research and is home
to many of our professorial staff and postgraduate students who align to the
Sport Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ), Human Potential
Centre or the Coach Development Centre.
The AUT Millennium Campus has recently undergone significant expansion and
development with an equipment investment of $2.4 million in the following
laboratories; Endurance Performance laboratory, Strength and Conditioning
laboratory (which encompasses the Athlete Development Clinic, the Fitness
and Exercise Science Clinic and the Strength and Power Clinic), Sport
Kinesiology, Injury Prevention and Performance laboratory (which encompasses
the Running and Cycling Mechanics Clinic, and JELC Kinanthropometry Clinic),
Human Potential Centre and Coach Development Centre.
We require a highly experienced Senior Research Technician - Biomechanical
who will provide exceptional technical support, service, advice, guidance
and training to our staff and students. Excellent and proven technical
knowledge, instruction in the use of equipment, and maintenance and repair
of equipment such as treadmills, force plates, force transducers, timing
lights, Biodex balance, HumacNorm isokinetic dynamometer, Woodway
instrumented treadmill, bicycle, rowing and kayak ergometers, 2D and 3D
cameras, strain gauges, metabolic carts, environmental chamber etc. is
imperative and a strong requirement of this position. It is expected that
you will have advanced software programming knowledge and ability in this
role and be highly competent in specialist sports science data collection
and analysis systems (e.g. video analysis systems, SAS, Vicon, Nexus, Visual
3D, Silicon Coach, Labview).
The Senior Research Technician - Biomechanical works independently and as
part of a wider team and must show initiative and leadership with regards to
problem solving and effective communication with staff and students. The
role necessitates that you are a high performer with an exceptional work
ethic and you will have excellent and proven technical and software skills
with an innate ability to continually improve and enhance systems and
processes to support teaching, learning, research, scholarship and
consultancy. You will be committed and passionate about providing an
exceptional technical service to our research staff and students, whilst
being approachable, methodical, well organised and energetic!
This position will be based predominantly at the AUT Millennium Campus with
cover for the North Shore Campus and Manukau Campus as required. Flexible
working hours (which could include weekends) to enable research, education
and consultancy activities to proceed effectively are required.
You must be eligible to work in NZ to be considered for this position.
Closing Date: 09 January 2013
To apply for this position or to view our other vacancies, please visit
http://careers.aut.ac.nz/ and quote the reference number.
Further enquiries about the position should be directed via e-mail to: Dr
Henry Duncan, Head of School, Sport and Recreation henry.duncan@....
You can also contact the AUT Human Resources Department on +64 9 921 9995.
Do not attempt to apply via email as your application will not be