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06-01-2007, 07:50 AM
The Applied Biomechanics Laboratory, a part of the Sensory Motor
Performance Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, is
currently seeking a full-time research engineer to act as lab
manager. The focus of the laboratory is to study the normal,
pathologic, and rehabilitation biomechanics of the upper limb.
Current projects in the lab include biomechanical modeling and
experimental quantification of arm and hand function in the
nonimpaired and paralyzed limb.

The primary focus of this position is experimental musculoskeletal
biomechanics, including using dynamometers to quantify strength,
recording and analyzing EMGs, measuring kinematics, analysis of
experimental data, developing project-related software, and
maintaining laboratory hardware.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Bachelorís or Masterís degree in mechanical engineering,
biomedical engineering, or related field, with experience working in
a laboratory setting.
2. Computer application programming experience in Matlab,
Labview, C, or other appropriate environment.
3. Experience in hardware maintenance, development, or custom
equipment design, including.
4. Effective oral and written communication skills.
5. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
6. Ability to interact effectively in an interdisciplinary
environment (individuals with disabilities, engineers, therapists,
physicians)

Duties may include:
1. Set up of experiments and participation in data collection
sessions.
2. Design and fabricate specialized fixtures for testing.
3. Program data acquisition and analysis software.
4. Provide advice and assistance to, and work cooperatively
with, researchers in the lab.

Contact:
Wendy Murray, Ph.D.
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Suite 1408
345 E. Superior
Chicago IL 60611
w-murray@northwestern.edu

Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2007

The Sensory Motor Performance Program at the Rehabilitation Institute
of Chicago is devoted to the study of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular
and sensory disorders that are associated with abnormal control of
posture and movement. The RIC is a Northwestern University affiliated
academic hospital, offering rehabilitation care to patients with an
array of neural and musculoskeletal disorders. Faculty members have
appointments in the Feinberg School of Medicine and the McCormick
School of Engineering & Applied Science, which are both part of
Northwestern University. The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is
an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are
considered for all positions, and employees are treated during
employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national
origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-
related medical condition, disability, sexual orientation, or any
other legally protected status to the extent required by law. The
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago embraces diversity in its work
force.


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Wendy M. Murray, PhD
Assistant Professor
Northwestern University
Depts. of Biomedical Engineering & PM&R

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
345 E. Superior, Suite 1408
Chicago IL 60611-2654
w-murray@northwestern.edu