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11-18-2008, 12:47 AM
Seeking a Biomechanics Laboratory Technician to support the Center for
Performance and Clinical Research (CPCR) at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
(WRAMC), Washington, DC. The CPCR utilizes state of the art technology to
quantify and interpret movement impairments for injured Service members. CPCR
staff conducts gait analyses used for answering specific rehabilitation
questions and conducts research to advance clinical rehabilitation sciences
associated with injured military Service members. The CPCR staff is a
multi-disciplinary team and provides the highest clinical rehabilitation
care while concurrently conducting quality research. The qualified
candidate must:

Primary Duties(90%):

1) perform collection, processing, and interpretation of data;

2) maintain and troubleshoot all CPCR instrumentation including but not
limited to Vicon motion capture system, AMTI forceplates and instrumented
treadmill, Cosmed metabolic system, CAREN system, and associated

3) assist with publication of research findings in conference proceedings
and peer reviewed journals;

Secondary Duties(10%):

4) provide technical assistance to CPCR staff;

5) provide lectures and education of CPCR technologies and practices to
other WRAMC departments and external facilities as appropriate, and tours of
the CPCR; and

6) assist in manuscript preparation.

The work involves processing large amounts of various and complex data while
maintaining a working knowledge of available laboratory resources,
regulations, and technical requirements.

REQUIRED SKILLS/KNOWEDGE: A minimum of an earned a Bachelor's degree from an
accredited institution and knowledge of musculoskeletal biomechanics is
required. Experience using Vicon Motion Systems optical motion capture
technology including Workstation/Nexus, Bodybuilder, and Polygon, and
familiarity with metabolic analysis, force platforms, electromyography is
highly desirable.

PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are with coworkers within the CPCR; patients;
subjects undergoing assessment in the Laboratory; clinical staff within
WRAMC and researchers both within and outside of the DoD are directed toward
furthering the clinical and research mission of the CPCR.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical activity is mostly sedentary but may require
some lifting of equipment.

Please submit CV or resume to:

Giovani Ortega

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Washington, DC

e-mail: giovani.ortega@na.amedd.army.mil

Work: 202.356.1012 Ext. 40316

Cell: 202.607.0056