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Theresa Foti
05-03-2000, 12:01 AM
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Greenville, South Carolina has an
immediate, full-time opening for a highly motivated engineer in the Motion
Analysis Laboratory. Responsibilities associated with this new position
include:

to monitor and assure proper configuration, integration,
and operation of all computer systems, data collection
equipment, and associated peripheral devices,
to develop gait data collection and reduction hardware
and software enhancements as needed,
to monitor data and protocols for accuracy, reliability,
and appropriateness,
to research all hardware and software systems purchases,
to serve as backup for routine patient data collection, and
to assist in research activities including research design,
data collection and analysis, scientific writing.

Candidates must have a degree in Electrical Engineering (or related
engineering discipline) and at least three years of experience working in a
motion analysis laboratory. The ideal candidate will have a detailed
knowledge of quantitative motion analysis measurement equipment and
systems, one or more computer programming languages, industrial
electronics, and computer systems management. This candidate will also
possess a working knowledge of movement biomechanics and of normal and
pathologic gait patterns. The salary for this position is competitive and
commensurate with experience and education level. This position includes a
full compensation and benefits package.

Shriners Hospitals for Children, Greenville is a 50-bed pediatric specialty
hospital that serves six Southeastern states and offers the highest quality
orthopaedic medical care to children and adolescents at no cost to the
patient or the patient's family.

The Motion Analysis Laboratory was established in 1994 and is equipped with
a six camera motion capture system (Vicon 370), two force platforms (AMTI),
a sixteen channel EMG system (Motion Lab Systems), a plantar pressure
measurement system (EMED) and a metabolic energy measurement system (Cosmed
K4). The laboratory utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach that
combines biomechanics, engineering and clinical expertise to assess the
posture and walking patterns of children and adolescents with cerebral
palsy, myelodysplasia, club foot, hip deformity, limb deficiency and other
neurologic and orthopaedic conditions.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Roy B. Davis, Ph.D., PE
Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory
Shriners Hospitals for Children
950 West Faris Road
Greenville, SC 29605-4277

Ph: 864.240.3105
Fax: 864.240.8178
Email: rbdphd@infoave.net

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