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06-04-2008, 04:22 AM
Research Fellowship, Biomechanics; start date of August 1, 2008.

Biomechanics Research Laboratory, Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation,
Vail, Colorado, USA

The Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation (SHRF) is an independent
non-profit research and education organization. The mission of SHRF is
to improve the understanding, prevention, and treatment of
sports-related injuries through research and education. To learn more
about SHRF, go to http://www.shsmf.org/. Our laboratory has close ties
with the interdisciplinary programs described at:
http://www.vvmc.com/default.asp and http://www.steadman-hawkins.com/.

The SHRF Biomechanics Research Laboratory has an immediate opening for a
biomechanist. This is a term limited (2-year), full-time position. The
successful applicant will work with the Staff Scientists, Physicians and
Physical Therapists to conduct human motion, biomechanical research
studies as well as biomechanical evaluations on individual patients and
athletes ranging from youth to professionals.

This job requires a minimum Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology/Physical
Education, Biomedical Engineering or equivalent. Experience with 3D
kinematics, kinetics data collection, reduction and the interpretation
of such human movement data sets is required. This position requires
experience with indwelling and surface EMG methodologies for dynamic
contractions, EMG signal processing skills as well as signal
interpretation during human movements. A major focus of this position
will be to work with and assist physicians and physical therapists in
assessing normal, injured, and post-operative hip function using
traditional motion capture (inverse dynamics) techniques combined with
indwelling and surface EMG methods.

1. Utilize current software and develop additional data collection,
reduction and analysis software for both clinical and research testing
of upper and lower extremity (3D kinematics and kinetics) human motions.
2. Develop efficient EMG reduction and signal processing software for
the assessment of human dynamic movements.
3. Coordinate and integrate the output data of the motion analysis
laboratory with the Senior Research Staff working with the high-speed
bi-plane fluoroscopy system.
4. Coordinate and integrate the output data of the motion analysis
laboratory with the Senior Research Staff working in computer modeling
and simulation.
5. Test and maintain laboratory equipment to ensure reliability and
validity of data collection processes.

Salary: Commensurate with educational background and previous work
related experience; health and dental benefits included.

The equipment in the laboratory includes a 10-camera Motion Analysis
Corp. motion capture system, 3-Bertec force plates, Delsys 8-channel
hardwire and 16 channel telemetry EMG systems, a Gaitway treadmill and a
Cybex Dynamometer. The Laboratory is also equipped with a stereoscopic
(dual plane) dynamic fluoroscopy system capable of measuring in vivo
bone motions with sub-millimeter accuracies at frames rates of 30-2000

Physical labor: Physical capacity such as moving necessary laboratory
equipment (force plate, cameras, cables, computers/monitors, etc...)
maybe required with this position and some items may weight in excess of
60 lbs. The physical demands and work environment described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

To Apply:
Applicants should apply electronically by submitting a PDF file
including a cover letter (statement of professional interests), CV, and
names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to
Michael R Torry, PhD: mike.torry@shsmf.org

NOTE: This position is not restricted to individuals with US
citizenship, permanent residence or work permits. However, no visa
sponsorship will be provided and individuals must provide evidence of
valid USA VISA status at the time of application.