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Lauer, Dr. Richard
11-23-2003, 11:40 PM
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PhD Biomedical Engineering Research Position
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Philadelphia, PA


Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, PA, is a leading pediatric
hospital specializing in the treatment of children with neuromuscular
disorders including spinal cord injury and cerebral palsy. We are seeking
qualified applicants for a unique research position involving the study of
functional electrical stimulation (FES) and other novel interventions to
improve the abilities of children with various neuromuscular disorders.


A Ph.D. level research position is now available at Shriners Hospitals for
Children, Philadelphia, PA. A doctoral degree in biomedical engineering or
other traditional engineering discipline is required. Applicants should
demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills and a strong
desire to perform clinically applied research. A track record of securing
extramural funding is desirable. A background in biomechanics, biosensors
and/or orthopedic prosthetics and orthotics is also desirable. The position
involves leading investigations in the areas of functional electrical
stimulation applied to children with spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy and
other neuromuscular conditions as well as developing new areas of inquiry
concerning the utility and outcomes of novel interventions or techniques for
children with neuromuscular disabilities. Opportunities are available for
appointment and/or faculty positions at local universities. Applicants
should send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to the address
below. Questions concerning the position can also be addressed by the
contact below.

Brian Smith
Research Department
Shriners Hospitals for Children
3551 North Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19140
215-430-4082
215-430-4141 (FAX)
btsmith@shrinenet.org




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