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06-10-2008, 05:21 AM
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Gait Lab Research Coordinator
Works independently and with minimal supervision. Performs a variety
of functions involved with research studies and has frequent direct
contact with study participants. Responsible for coordinating
research grant studies and testing in the biomechanics laboratory.
Assists biomechanics lab manger in maintenance of the biomechanics
laboratory. This is a 3-year position funded by the National
Institutes of Health.

Education, Experience and Training
Master's Degree with specialized training plus some experience with
biomechanics or kinesiology, or an equivalent combination of
education and experience. Engineering experience a plus. Some
research experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Ability
Ability to perform gait analysis using three dimensional
motion analysis equipment
Ability to perform isokinetic strength testing
Ability to perform electromyographical analysis
Ability to write, or learn to write, computer programs for
specific analyses not available from manufacturer
Proficiency in Word, Excel, SPSS and other computer applications
Ability to work well with others in a team environment and
with older adults
Ability to work independently and to be self-motivated

Physical Requirements
Light work: exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a
negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Talking,
hearing, walking, kneeling, reaching, crouching, lifting, fingering,
repetitive motions. Close visual acuity. Not substantially exposed
to adverse environmental conditions.

Administers physical performance and biomechanics testing
(gait, balance, strength)
Coordinates biomechanics laboratory usage with lab manager
Coordinates data; maintains patient files, provides reports
and transfers data to project manager, principal investigator,
statistician, and/or sponsor
Distributes medical reports to participants
Assists in interaction with sponsor of study, principal
investigator, and project manager
Assists in developing the study manual of procedures
Serves as a resource person for other ongoing studies
Assists in recruitment for study participants
Performs other related duties as assigned


Supervises, trains, provides work direction and problem solving
assistance for student workers
Supervises study participants

Works under minimal supervision. Reports to the Principal Investigator.

Ensures participants' safety in accordance with the Institutional
Review Board
Oversees volunteers and student workers
Oversees biomechanics laboratory in conjunction with lab manager

Trouble-shoots and solves problems associated with study
participants, research, and the biomechanics laboratory.
Creates and initiates procedures for situations related to research

Stephen P. Messier, Ph.D.
J.B. Snow Biomechanics Lab
Department of Health & Exercise Science
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Voice: 336-758-5849
Fax: 336-758-4680