View Full Version : Job Posting: Senior Technician, Motion Analysis Lab,Hospital for Special Surgery, NY

Backus, Sherry, M.a., P.t.
09-20-2002, 05:54 AM



Full-time position to assist in the daily activities of the Motion Analysis
Laboratory, including testing procedures and data reduction under the
supervision of the Senior Physical Therapist and Research Engineer.


1. Data Maintenance: Reduction of the majority of raw data collected in the
lab to the appropriate numerical, analyzable form and orderly maintenance of
all unreduced data.
2. Maintenance of the Lab: Maintenance of all laboratory instruments in
working order and safe condition; maintenance of inventory of supplies;
perform routine equipment maintenance and repairs under the supervision of
the Senior Research Engineer.
3. Record Keeping: Recording of all evaluations; obtaining necessary
consent forms and maintenance of other documentation as assigned; operating
computer for data collection.
4. Clinical Patient Testing: Patient scheduling and registration;
preparation of patient and equipment for testing; carrying out procedures
assigned and supervised by the Senior Physical Therapist to assist with
testing; including operation of the three-dimensional motion data capture
5. Assist in the development of instrumentation for both clinical and
research testing.
6. Participate in research projects, development, technical components,
scheduling of subjects, and preliminary data analysis.
7. Trains and provide assistance to part-time staff, students, volunteers,
clinicians and researchers who utilize the laboratory space, equipment and
8. Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Qualifications: Associates Degree or equivalent experience.
Computer experience (knowledge of PC based systems,
Word and Excel required; knowledge of Unix based systems is a plus).
Customer service skills required.

Start Date: September, 2002

Facility: The Motion Analysis Laboratory at the Hospital for Special Surgery
is a research and clinical testing facility administered by the
Rehabilitation Department and the Department of Biomedical Mechanics and
Materials. As part of a 160 bed Orthopaedic and Rheumatology facility, the
laboratory evaluates a wide range of patients including pediatric, adult and
geriatric in a multi-disciplinary environment. The laboratory performs
primarily three-dimensional gait analyses (Motion Analysis Corp System);
plantar pressure measurements, instrumented muscle strength tests (Biodex
Corp) and kinesiologic electromyographic tests. The lab provides energy
consumption testing, footswitch gait analyses, functional performance
testing and serves as one of research resources to the Rehabilitation
Department. The Hospital and the Laboratory are affiliated with the Cornell
University Medical College, NYC and the Department of Mechanical and
Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. In addition, to a
full-time research physical therapist and full-time research engineer, the
laboratory staff includes part-time clinical physical therapists; medical,
physical therapy, engineering students, and volunteers.

Hospital for Special Surgery is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send resume to:

Sherry I Backus, MA, PT
Senior Research Physical Therapist
Motion Analysis Laboratory
Hospital For Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
NY, NY 10021


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