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Dwight E. Waddell Jr.
01-18-2002, 08:27 AM
Hello fellow BIOMCHers,

Please find below a pasted advert for a research position at Georgia Tech
Center for Human Movement Studied. In addition, please respond to the
designated parties mentioned below.

Dwight Waddell


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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
webb.smith@hps.gatech.edu
robert.gregor@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, to name a few. Faculty in the Center
currently interact with faculty and staff in the Center for Assistive
Technology and Environmental Access, the Georgia Tech Research Institute,
the Department of Applied Physiology, 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 and interpersonal skills
Strong scientific writing skills
Experience in computer networking and familiarity with LabView a plus

Responsibilities include:

Participation in data collection
Operating and troubleshooting biomechanical instrumentation and maintaining
laboratory equipment
Participation in data reduction and analysis
Assist with software development for data analysis
Assist with manuscript publications and conference presentations





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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) 385-1559
Fax : (404) 894-7593
dwight.waddell@hps.gatech.edu
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