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04-13-2007, 07:38 AM

Human Movement and Balance Laboratory

University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh Human Movement and Balance Laboratory (http://hmbl.bioe.pitt.edu) is seeking a qualified applicant for a research engineering position. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, bioengineering research, study management, data collection and processing, equipment troubleshooting and maintenance. The research mission of the Human Movement and Balance Laboratory (HMBL), headed by Dr. Mark Redfern and Dr. Rakiť Cham, is injury prevention via a thorough understanding of the biomechanical and postural control principles that govern human movement, balance and performance of occupational tasks. Housed in the Department of Bioengineering and situated in Benedum Engineering Hall at the University Pittsburgh, HMBL is designed and equipped to analyze the dynamics of human motion including gait. HMBL is part of a larger effort including other laboratory facilities (the Medical Virtual Reality Center and the Jordan Center for Balance Disorders) located in the Department of Otolaryngology. A multidisciplinary group of researchers including biomechanical engineers, physicians, and physical therapists works in collaboration across these facilities.

Applicants must have a B.S. in Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering or closely related engineering field with a minimum of one year of biomechanics research experience. Extensive experience with Matlab and Labview is required. Superior research and organizational skills, as well as, productivity are expected. The ability to work independently and as part of a team are essential. Additionally, applicants should possess experience in or knowledge of anatomy, physiology, computer systems, data acquisition and motion capture. The position will be filled as soon as an appropriate individual is identified. Please send all inquiries with a cover letter to April J. Chambers, M.S. (chambers@engr.pitt.edu) and provide a copy of your curriculum vitae or resume and contact information for three references.

April J Chambers, MS

Laboratory Manager and Research Coordinator

Human Movement and Balance Laboratory

B67 Benedum Hall

University of Pittsburgh