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07-19-2006, 12:14 PM
Movement Assessment Center

Research Engineer/ Associate Position

The Movement Assessment Center, under the Directorship of Diane Damiano PhD in the Department of Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis, is seeking a full time Research Engineer/ Associate. The Center is a state-of-the-art clinical and research center with the overarching goal to improve the lives of children and adults with movement disorders such as cerebral palsy and other central nervous system disorders. We are located on the Medical Campus of Washington University within walking distance of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis Children’s Hospital, the Mallincrott Brain Imaging Facility, and the Rehabilitation Institute of St Louis. The center is equipped with an 8 camera Vicon motion capture system with Polygon and BodyBuilder software, two Kistler force plates and a 16-channel Noraxon EMG system with MyoResearch software. Additional research-related equipment includes two digital video cameras, Biodex Isokinetic System 3 Dynamometer, J Tech hand-held
dynamometer, a touch screen outcomes computer, a Reck MOTOmed computerized cycle and Litegait overground harness system.
The Engineer is primarily responsible for leading and coordinating the activities of center staff and students for data collection, processing and reporting and is also responsible for maintaining and upgrading all equipment, managing systems operation, and providing technical support for all biomechanical analyses performed here. He or she must be knowledgeable in all of the technical aspects of the laboratory and must have the ability to design or develop new data collection and processing procedures. Good communication skills are required and establishment and implementation of policies and procedures for the daily operation of the laboratory must be performed. Since NIH-funded research is the major focus of the center, the engineer will also participate in and assist the directors, staff and graduate students in grant and manuscript preparation, and in disseminating study results to the scientific community. This individual will also be challenged with helping to
coordinate and foster our rapidly expanding clinical mission which reflects the excellent reputation of Washington University Department of Neurology in providing the state of the science assessment and care for persons with movement disorders.

Qualifications must include:

BS or MS in Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or related field
Excellent computer skills including hardware and software. Some programming (e.g. Matlab) skills strongly desired.
Experience with or strong interest in motion capture
Desire to work with children and adults with disabilities

If you would like to learn more about the position before applying, please email Diane Damiano at damianod@neuro.wustl.edu

To apply, you can do it online at the following web address:

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