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wrledoux
09-25-2007, 02:59 PM
The Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research &
Development Center of Excellence for Limb Loss Prevention and
Prosthetic Engineering (Seattle, WA) is soliciting applications for a
principle investigator to join our established research team and
supervise our Motion Analysis Laboratory. The mission of our Center
is to improve the quality of life and functional status of veterans
who are at risk for lower limb amputation and veterans who are
amputees. The major responsibility of the successful applicant will
be to initiate and conduct scientific research related to furthering
this mission. The complexity of this research will necessarily
include both theoretical and experimental investigations comprised of
a series of complete and conceptually-related studies involving multi-
disciplinary approaches and collaborations. These studies shall
answer important questions, open new avenues for further study and
result in important changes to existing interventions and clinical
practices related to amputation prevention and the rehabilitation of
amputees.

Center investigators collaborate with University of Washington
Departments of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation
Medicine, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Biology and the
Applied Physics Laboratory. The purpose of the Center's research is
to provide further understanding of biomechanics and applications in
the fields of orthopaedics, rehabilitation, amputation prevention,
motion analysis and prosthetic design. This work has the potential
for having a major impact on the diagnosis, treatment and
rehabilitation of veterans and non-veterans suffering physical trauma
and diminished lower limb function.

The duties of the successful applicant will include: defining
problems of clinical relevance, formulating appropriate hypotheses,
developing new approaches, methods and techniques as needed,
supervising and training laboratory staff, interpreting results and
communicating their significance. The successful applicant will also
supervise the motion analysis laboratory at the VA RR&D Center of
Excellence.

This position requires a Ph.D. degree appropriate to the applicant’s
field of research. The ability to conduct scientific research must be
demonstrated through authorship of one or more manuscripts of
significant interest and value. Ability to attract investigator-
initiated funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other
government and/or non-government agencies is of considerable importance.


No phone calls please. Interested candidates (U.S. citizens only)
should e-mail or mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact
information for three references to:

William Ledoux, Ph.D.
VA Puget Sound, ms 151
1660 S. Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
wrledoux@u.washington.edu