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Jordano, Jill (nih/cc/rmd)
06-16-2004, 04:37 AM

Human Movement Disorders Section

Physical Disabilities Branch

National Institutes of Health, DHHS

The Physical Disabilities Branch, a collaboration between the National
Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Warren G. Magnuson
Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda,
Maryland, under the direction of Steven Stanhope, Ph.D., has an opportunity
for a OLE_LINK1Kinesiologist/Engineer to provide day-to-day support for
operations in the motion capture laboratory of the Human Movement Disorders

The mission of the NIH is to conduct medical research to acquire new
knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and
disability. The Clinical Center is the hospital to which patients and normal
volunteers participating in NIH intramural clinical research trials are
admitted. A new hospital, the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center,
will open in late 2004 and will house a new state-of-the-art motion capture
laboratory. Motion capture studies are conducted by staff and collaborating
scientists of the Human Movement Disorders Section in support of patient
care activities and clinical research initiatives.

The Human Movement Disorders Section Motion Laboratory
Kinesiologist/Engineer will perform a variety of duties including:
calibrating all laboratory equipment such as a seven-camera Vicon motion
capture system, three AMTI force platforms, a ten-Channel Motion Lab System
EMG unit and a PEDAR foot pressure measurement system; preparing for and
assisting in patient care and research subject motion capture studies;
processing data following acquisition; developing and maintaining data
archives; and serving as an active contributing member on a number of
diverse, multidisciplinary research teams.

A bachelor's degree in kinesiology, biomedical engineering, biomechanics, or
a related discipline is required. Previous experience in motion capture is
not essential; on-the-job training will be provided. However, applicants
should demonstrate thorough knowledge of personal computers and practical
experience with a variety of application software programs.

This is a contractual position and is open only to Citizens or Permanent
Residents of the United States.

Please send a letter of application and resume to Jill Jordano, Program
Coordinator, Physical Disabilities Branch (301) 496-1828 or

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. Selection for this position
will be based solely on merit, without discrimination for non-merit reasons,
such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, politics, marital
status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, age or membership
or non-membership in an employee organization.


National Institutes of Health www.nih.gov

The Physical Disabilities Branch http://pdb.cc.nih.gov

Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center http://www.cc.nih.gov

Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center

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