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Gait Analysis Manager
Gait Analysis Laboratory
duPont Hospital For Children
Wilmington, DE 19899

The Gait Analysis Laboratory at the duPont Hospital for Children in
Wilmington Delaware is accepting applications for Manager of its Gait
Analysis Laboratory.

The duPont Gait Laboratory is a well-established laboratory performing
400 clinical evaluations per year mainly for children with cerebral
palsy but including and a myriad of other neurologic and orthopaedic
conditions. Most of the referrals come from the orthopedic staff at the

duPont Hospital for Children, which has the largest pediatric orthopedic

department in the US.

The Gait Analysis Laboratory is equipped with a six camera Motion
Analysis Hi-Resolution system, two AMTI force platforms, sixteen channel

telemetered EMG system, a K4 Oxygen analysis system and an F-Scan
plantar pressure measurement system. The laboratory is currently staffed

by a Manager/Biomechanist, a Biomechanical technician, two physical
therapists, secretarial staff, and an orthopedic surgreon who utilizes a

team approach in assessing the posture and walking patterns of children.

Primary responsibilities:

Clinical services:
*The Coordinator will manage the clinical and research activities of the

Lab, and make recommendations to Administration regarding equipment and

*Work closely with clinicians and other hospital staff on research
projects, providing advice and leadership in their design, execution,
and analysis.

*Maintain and trouble shoot all hardware and software in lab, evaluate
clinical operation and make changes where appropriate to enhance
efficiency of staff and accuracy of analysis

*Oversee budgetary issues and development of technology in lab.

*Develop lectures; teaches staff, residents, fellows, and physical
therapists, on a local, national or international level.

*Write and assist in writing, papers, and protocols; coordinate studies;

perform data collection and interpretation; present results at
professional meetings.

The qualifications for the Manager position include the following:
*Master's degree required, PhD preferred, in a field relevant to
movement science.
*Minimum of five (5) years of experience in patient-related aspects of
biomechanical measurement and analysis, resulting in publications in
peer-reviewed journals.
*Recent experience with Motion Capture systems
*Supervisory experience in a gait lab
*Excellent computer skills, particularly in the modeling of human

Located just outside Wilmington, Delaware on the wooded 300-acre estate
of philanthropist Alfred I. duPont, the hospital offers the full range
of specialties of pediatric medicine, surgery, and dentistry, educates
and trains physicians and allied health professionals, and conducts
research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of childhood injury
and disease.

Founded in 1940 as a children's orthopedic hospital, the duPont Hospital

for Children is now a full-service regional pediatric medical center
offering a complete range of clinical programs.

Since its founding, the hospital has served thousands of children from
across the country and around the world. Today, the hospital staff
draws on its legacy of experience and compassion to provide the highest
level of care in a unique child and family-centered environment.

The duPont Hospital for Children is an equal opportunity employer. A
comprehensive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience
are offered. Qualified candidates, mail, fax or e-mail vita to:

Mike Janes
Generalist, Human Resources
DuPont Hospital for Children
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19899
FAX: 302-651-6119

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