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10-02-2006, 01:16 AM
Job Code: BRL#5-2006

Location: Steadman*Hawkins Research Foundation, Vail, Colorado, USA

Description: Full-time research position

Title: Staff Scientist

Department: Biomechanics Research Laboratory

Job Start Date: Immediate

Salary: Commensurate with educational background and previous work
related experience; excellent health and dental benefits.

The Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation (SHRF) is an independent
non-profit research and education organization. The mission of SHRF is
to improve the understanding, prevention, and treatment of
sports-related injuries through research and education. To learn more
about SHRF, go to http://www.shsmf.org/

Our Biomechanics laboratory has an immediate opening for a biomechanist.
This is a permanent, full-time position. The successful applicant will
work with the researchers, physicians, coaches, and physical therapists
on staff to conduct biomechanical research studies as well as
biomechanical evaluations on individual patients and athletes ranging
from youth to professionals.

Qualifications: The position requires a graduate degree in an
engineering or kinesiology based discipline and requires demonstrated
proficiency in biomechanics instrumentation and research principles. In
general, the required job skills include computer programming in Matlab
and/or C/C++, in relation to 3D kinematic, kinetic and EMG analyses of
human movement (with emphasis on upper and lower extremity function).
Individuals with working experience and knowledge of multi-body dynamics
(inverse/forward dynamics) and computer modeling/simulation experience
are desired.

General Job Responsibilities:

1. Utilize current software and develop additional data collection,
reduction and analysis software for both clinical and research testing
of upper and lower extremity 3D kinematics, kinetics.
2. Coordinate and integrate the output data of the motion analysis
laboratory with the Senior Research Staff working with high-speed
bi-plane fluoroscopy system.
3. Test and maintain laboratory equipment to ensure reliability and
validity of data collection processes.
4. Coordinate and integrate the output data of the motion analysis
laboratory with the Senior Research Staff working in computer modeling
and simulation.
5. Act as technical liaison for the Laboratory by collaborating
with external colleagues and by presenting research at professional


The Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation's Biomechanics Research
Laboratory is located in the lower level of the 50-bed, Vail Valley
Medical Center. Major equipment includes a high speed, bi-plane
fluoroscopy system, a 7-camera Motion Analysis System, a Bertec moveable
force plate, an 8 Channel Delsys Bagnoli System and a 16 channel Delsys
wireless system (equipped for surface and/or fine-wire electrodes), a
golf swing analysis cage, a Gaitway Treadmill, and high performance
computational modeling suites.

Physical labor: Physical capacity such as moving necessary laboratory
equipment (force plate, cameras, cables, computers/monitors, etc...)
maybe required with this position and some items may weight in excess of
60 lbs. The physical demands and work environment described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

To Apply:

Send cover letter (please refer to job code BRL#06-2006 in your cover
letter), curriculum vita and names and contact information of three
current references to:

Michael R. Torry, PhD

Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation

181 West Meadow Drive, suite 1000

Vail, Colorado 81657

Electronic applications may be sent to:

e-mail: mike.torry@shsmf.org