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Biomechanics research technician, AUT University, Auckland NZ

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  • Will Hopkins
    Senior Research Technician - Biomechanical School of Sport and Recreation AUT Millennium Campus AUT University The School of Sport and Recreation within AUT
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 5, 2012
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      Senior Research Technician - Biomechanical
      School of Sport and Recreation
      AUT Millennium Campus
      AUT University

      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.

      Ref: 18963

      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
      registered.
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