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21st December 2010
Dear Fellow Taekwon-Do Practitioners,
The Scientific Research Committee of the International Taekwon-Do Federation is seeking talented and motivated members who have the capacity, skills and willingness to work voluntarily as Research Officers. The successful candidates will report directly to the Chairman of the Scientific Research Committee and will be required to participate in various research programs/projects designed and conducted by the Scientific Research Committee. The Research Officers will assist the Chairman of the Research Committee in the development of specific research programs/projects, collection of data, preparation of publications for scientific journals, conducting systematic literature reviews etc. Other roles may include the assistance in setting up an international research network, maintaining scientific databases and assisting in project-wide activities. To be considered for the Research Officer position the candidate must posses the following skills:
Minimum of Certified First Degree Black Belt (1st Dan) in Taekwon-Do ITF,
Ability to communicate effectively in English,
A record of research-based publications,
Ability to work within a research group under the direction of its supervisor,
Computing skills and access to the internet,
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
International Instructor and/or International Referee Certificate,
Proven participation in any ITF research based activity (publications, articles, CD-ROM, demonstration, awards etc.),
Work as a researcher in a scientific institution,
Ability to introduce and utilise modern research techniques,
Ability to communicate in a language other than English.
Interested candidates should fill in the Research Officer Application Form addressing all essential criteria as listed above and send to: the Chairman of the Scientific Research Committee. Further information relating to this position may be obtained from the Chairman of the Scientific Research Committee. There is no time limit for the application as the Scientific Research Committee will be constantly updating its membership database and appointing officers based on the candidate merit and Committee workload.
Zbigniew A. (Zibby) Kruk (Ph.D.)
Chairman of the Scientific Research Committee
International Taekwon-Do Federation