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gortega65
07-11-2008, 05:20 AM
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The position of Director is available at the Center for Performance and Clinical Research Center (CPCR) within the Military Advanced Training Center (MATC) at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), Washington, DC. The CPCR supports both clinical and research activities relevant to military amputee rehabilitation and is replete with state-of-the-art motion capture systems. The Director position should bolster the existing research team by lending clinical and scientific expertise to the CPCR. Following are examples of the candidate's responsibilities: 1) Manage day to day operations of the CPCR; 2) Develop and collaborate on research grants and proposal submissions to the Military Amputee Research Program and external funding bodies; 3) Demonstrate initiative, autonomy, and creativity in the design and implementation of research projects consistent with the mission of the CPCR; 4) Establish collaborative research efforts within and outside of the Department of Defense; 5) Conduct research that results in the production of conference and seminar papers and publications in peer reviewed journals; 6) Supervise research support staff and provide staff training, orientation, and performance assessments; 7) Provide lectures and education of CPCR technologies and practices to other WRAMC departments and external facilities as appropriate, and tours of the CPCR

REQUIRED SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE

The candidate must have earned a Doctorate degree from an accredited institution and have expertise in the use of computerized gait assessment for patient care. Working knowledge of musculoskeletal biomechanics and gait laboratory operation is essential to the development and implementation of research projects within the CPCR. Knowledge of the current state of the science in the areas of amputee gait, systems biomechanics and the use of virtual reality for the management of musculoskeletal conditions, TBI, and PTSD is essential to the research mission of the CPCR. It is essential that the candidate have experience in the use of Vicon optoelectronic tracking equipment and related software as these are vital components of the research and clinical mission.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.

FACILITIES

The CPCR includes two research and clinical areas. The Biomechanics Laboratory houses a 23-camera motion capture system (Vicon, Oxford, UK), six force plates and an instrumented treadmill (AMTI, Waterford, MA) capable of capturing kinematic and kinetic human movement data, and a breath-by-breath metabolic analysis unit (Cosmed). The Virtual Environment Laboratory contains the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) system, a six-degree-of-freedom motion platform with an embedded instrumented treadmill and a 12-camera motion capture system. Subjects interact with a virtual environment that is projected onto a 120 curved screen.

PERSONAL CONTACTS

Contacts are with coworkers within the CPCR; patients; subjects undergoing assessment in the Laboratory; clinical staff within the MATC and researchers both within and outside of the DoD

The physical activity is mostly sedentary but may require some lifting of equipment.
The work environment is that of clinical motion analysis laboratory located in a teaching and research hospital.

Send CV to:
Giovani Ortega
giovani.ortega@na.amedd.army.mil
Office: 202.356.1012 Ext. 40316
Cell: 202.607.0056
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE