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Steven Kautz
01-10-2003, 06:36 AM
There is a job opening at the University of Florida's Brooks Center for
Rehabilitation Studies in Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville is
located about 70 miles from the campus of the University of Florida in
Gainesville, Florida. The University of Florida's Brooks Center for
Rehabilitation Studies also has a laboratory in Gainesville, Florida
and
travel between sites will be routinely expected during the first year
of
employment. There are several active research projects and clinical
trials which combine theoretical and experimental approaches to
investigate questions relevant to rehabilitation and the delivery of
rehabilitation interventions. Current projects investigate the neural
control and biomechanics of posture and locomotion, predominantly in
persons with stroke and spinal cord injury.

A position is available for a Biomedical Engineer to act as a
Laboratory Technician/Manager and work on funded research projects.
Preference will be given to those who can start immediately. At least
a
BS degree in biomedical engineering or a related field plus one year's
experience is required. A Masters degree is preferred.

Primary responsibilities are to provide day-to-day support for
laboratory operation and maintenance, preparation for, scheduling of
and
assistance during experimental sessions, and data reduction and
analysis.

Basic engineering skills: Experience designing simple electronic
circuits, and designing and machining parts for modification of
laboratory equipment using standard machine shop tools.

Instrumentation for measuring human anthropometric, kinetic, kinematic
and EMG data: Experience in the specification, configuration,
integration, calibration and maintenance of such
instruments as dynamometers, force plates, optical encoders, 3-D
motion
analysis systems, EMG systems, amplifiers, goniometers, and computers.

Ideally, at least one year of experience with 3-D motion analysis
systems.

Analysis and reduction of experimental data: Experience with PC and
UNIX workstation computers, system administration, signal-processing
programs, database programs, statistical analysis programs and
plotting
programs. Experience developing new data processing programs in
computer languages such as C and FORTRAN. Experience with programming
in
LABVIEW for data acquisition and control of servomotors.

Preparation of graphical figures and slides: Experience with
presentation graphics software and production of effective slides and
posters.

Stroke rehabilitation research: Experience in performing and
assessing
the results of experimental protocols involving subjects with chronic
hemiplegia subsequent to stroke.

The successful applicant must be highly creative and ingenious in
order
to bring state-of-the-art engineering, science, and technology to the
direct benefit of the disabled. He/She is expected to exercise
originality and apply innovative techniques and strategies to develop
apparatus and methods for testing important scientific hypotheses
related to the disabled.

The successful applicant must interact professionally with disabled
individuals, clinicians, and other individuals or groups. Effective
and
innovative presentation skills in writing and speaking are required.
He/She must demonstrate self-motivation and enthusiasm.

Please send vita/resume and a list of three references to
skautz@hp.ufl.edu or by mail:

Steve Kautz, PhD
Brain Rehabilitation Research Center
Malcom Randall VA Medical Center (151A)
1601 SW Archer Road
Gainesville FL 32608-1197
email: skautz@hp.ufl.edu
Phone: (352) 376-1611 x5374
Fax: (352) 379-2332

and

Department of Physical Therapy and
Brooks Center for Rehabilitation Studies
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

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