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wrledoux
10-28-2008, 11:31 AM
The Rehabilitation Research & Development (RR&D) Center of Excellence
for Limb Loss Prevention and Prosthetic Engineering at the VA Puget
Sound Health Care System in Seattle, WA has a position available for
a research engineer. This position is available immediately and will
remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. The
successful candidate will be involved primarily in two projects, but
will have room to expand his or her involvement in other research
areas related to the Centerís overall mission. The main
responsibilities are: 1) to supervise the day-to-day activities of a
research project quantifying pre- and post-surgical differences
between ankle arthroplasty and ankle arthrodesis patients via a multi-
segment kinematic foot model and 2) to maintain and continue to
develop our robotic gait simulator for use with cadaveric feet and
lower limb prosthetic components.

Preferred technical competencies include the following: 1) experience
with motion analysis data acquisition and analysis, 2) calibration
and routine maintenance of instrumentation (force plates, pressure
plates, load cells, etc.) and 3) familiarity with LabView.
Furthermore, strong oral and written communication skills are necessary.

This position requires a Masters (preferred) or Bachelors degree
(with several years experience) in Mechanical Engineering,
Bioengineering, or other biomechanics related field, as well as
knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of
biomechanics.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae
with 3 references to:

William R. Ledoux, Ph.D.

email: wrledoux@u.washington.edu