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12-18-2007, 03:37 AM
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Director of the Biomechanics Program
Tenure/Tenure Track
Rehabilitation Medicine Department
NIH Clinical Center
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services

The Rehabilitation Medicine Department (RMD) within the Clinical Center
(CC) of the National Institutes of Health is pleased to announce an
immediate opening for a Director of its Biomechanics Program. This
position will be tenured or on the tenure track and funding will be
available to support the candidate's program of research. The Director
will report to the Chief of the RMD.

The Biomechanics Program offers a unique research opportunity in support
of the mission of the NIH; fostering fundamental creative discoveries,
developing scientific resources and expanding medical and scientific
knowledge. The successful candidate will direct a state of the art
motion capture lab (with a 4-force plate, 6-camera Vicon system, an
instrumented treadmill, a Biodex, and a Phillips IU-22 ultrasound, along
with access to various state-of-the-art technologies within the CC). The
director will be expected to lead a diversified team of engineering and
clinical staff in performance of cutting edge rehabilitation research.
Responsibilities will include the development of innovative research
tools, the creative application of these tools to critical research
questions and the training of both clinical and engineering-based


1. Provide visionary leadership in the field of biomechanics.
2. Develop an independent line of research that compliments ongoing
3. Provide ongoing research support of various CC and institute
based protocols.
4. Establish collaborations with other NIH institutes along with
other experts in the field.
5. Provide research training opportunities for research fellows,
post-docs, and visiting scholars.
6. Translate the research into both scholarly publications and into
clinically applicable tools.
7. Guide their research team in the process of data collection,
monitoring and clinical interpretation.
8. Serve as an expert in the field of biomechanics for both NIH and
the wider research community.


The successful candidate will have:
1. An advanced clinical degree or Ph.D. in biomechanics or related
2. At least 3-5 years of experience working in a biomechanics
3. Expertise in three-dimensional, six degree-of-freedom kinematic
and kinetic analyses is desirable, particularly of gait.
4. Expertise in musculoskeletal modeling and data processing and
5. Recognition of leadership within the field (e.g., a history of
successful grantsmanship, a history of scholarly publications).
6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Interested candidates should contact:

Lula Russell
Rehabilitation Medicine Department, NIH
Building 10, CRC, Room 1-1469
10 Center Drive, MSC 1604
Bethesda, MD 20892-1604
Phone: 301-496-4733 Fax: 301-402-0663
Email: lrussell@cc.nih.gov

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