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Dwight E. Waddell Jr.
07-18-2001, 01:09 AM
Position Available: Research Associate/Engineer/Scientist



Center for Human Movement Studies
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0356


Contact: Dr. Robert Gregor
Director, Center for Human Movement Studies
404-894-1031 or 404-894-1028
robert.gregor@hps.gatech.edu
webb.smith@hps.gatech.edu



The Center for Human Movement Studies is seeking an individual with a
background related to biomechanics, movement control, kinesiology and/or
biomedical engineering with an interest in the application of biomechanical
techniques to the study of human movement. The Center started in 1997 and
currently has several projects related to movement control using both
animal and human models. Current projects in the Center include gait
analysis in child amputees, the investigation of an intense Tai Chi
exercise intervention and prevention of falls in the elderly, the neural
control of movement in patients with Parkinson's Disease, and motor output
strategies and movement control in the cat hindlimb, to name a
few. Faculty in the Center currently interact with faculty and staff in
the Center for Rehabilitation Technology, the Georgia Tech Research
Institute, the Department of Health and Performance Sciences, the College
of Engineering, the Departments of Physiology, Neurology, Rehabilitation
Medicine and Cell Biology at Emory University, the Atlanta VA Hospital, and
the Scottish Rite Hospital. The Center is multi disciplinary in its
approach to the study of movement control.

Qualifications for the position include:

Background in biomechanics/human movement analysis
Familiarity with biomechanical instrumentation including PEAK motion
analysis systems (MOTUS), Kistler and Bertec force plates, Konigsberg EMG
systems, force sensors, and isokinetic dynamometers
Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills
Strong scientific writing skills
Experience in computer networking and familiarity with LabView a plus

Responsibilities include:

Participating in data collections
Operating and troubleshooting biomechanical instrumentation and maintaining
laboratory equipment
Participating in data reduction and data analysis
Assist with software development for data analysis
Supervise students in research projects
Assist with manuscript publications and conference presentations


Salary and title will be commensurate with experience and awarded degrees.
Interested individuals should send a letter of application, resume, and
names, addresses , email addresses and phone numbers of at least three
individuals we would contact for letters of reference. Applicants will be
reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled. The
position is currently open and must be filled as soon as possible








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Dwight E. Waddell Jr., Ph.D.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Center for Human Movement Studies
Dept. Health & Performance Sciences
281 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0356

Office: (404) 894-1031
Fax : (404) 894-7593
dwight.waddell@hps.gatech.edu
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