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05-08-2008, 08:40 AM
Engineer, Motion Analysis Lab, Shriners Hospitals for Children -

Shriners Hospitals for Children in Portland, Oregon is a leading
pediatric hospital specializing in the treatment of children with
orthopedic problems including neuromuscular disorders. We currently
have an immediate opening for a full time engineer to join the clinical
and research team in a state-of-the-art Motion Analysis Lab.

The Motion Analysis Lab provides services in clinical movement analysis
for a variety of pathologies and has an integrated research program for
pathological movement. The laboratory is comprised of instrumentation
and computers dedicated to the quantification of human locomotion. The
lab is equipped with a Vicon motion system with 8 cameras, 2 AMTI force
plates, Motion Lab Systems surface and fine wire electromyography with
16-channels, a video system, and a Tekscan foot pressure mat system. The
Motion Lab has a busy research and clinical patient volume with strong
support of medical staff. Currently, over 300 full gait analysis studies
and 600 patients are tested each year. Research topics include motion
related projects initiated by the motion lab staff and medical staff.


* Provide technical support for the lab by maintaining and
recommending equipment and software;
* Oversee technical aspects of quality control; manage and update
patient database;
* Provide technical input for research projects with clinical and
medical staff under direction of Motion Lab manager;
* Assist in patient data collection and data analysis;
* Archive patient data and back up computers;
* Interact appropriately with patients, families and staff;
* Evaluate, test, or design/develop biomechanical instrumentation
and computer programs, instruct staff in their use;

* Lift patients up to 35 pounds


Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering, electrical or
mechanical engineering or related discipline, Master's degree preferred.
Good hardware and computer skills are essential. Previous exposure to
the techniques involved in kinematic, kinetic and electromyographic data
collection and analysis is strongly preferred.

Shriners Hospitals for Children offers competitive salary, medical,
dental, life, disability and 403(b) benefits. The hospital is located
near the OHSU campus. Please send cover letter and resume to: Rhonda L.
Smith, rlsmith@shrinenet.org ;
503.944.1175 Fax.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international health
care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children
by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and
outstanding teaching programs. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic
conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are
eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered
environment at no charge - regardless of financial need. Shriners
Hospitals relies on the generosity of donors to deliver this mission
every day.

For more information, please visit www.shrinershospitals.org

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