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04-18-2009, 07:23 AM
Location: Steadman-Hawkins Research Foundation, Vail, Colorado, USA
Title: Research Fellowship Position
Department: Biomechanics Research Laboratory
Job Start Date: July/August, 2009

Our Biomechanics Research Laboratory has an immediate opening for a
This is a 1-year, full-time position [with a second year option]. The
successful applicant will work with the researchers, physicians, coaches,
and physical therapists on staff to conduct biomechanical research studies
as well as biomechanical evaluations on individual patients and athletes
ranging from youth to adult and from recreational to professional.

The ideal candidate is one looking for a full time position where they can
apply their current skills, and acquire new skill and knowledge in a
clinical setting.

Qualifications: The position requires a graduate degree in an engineering or
kinesiology based discipline and requires demonstrated proficiency in
biomechanics instrumentation and research principles. In general, the
required job skills include computer programming in Matlab in relation to 3D
kinematic, kinetic and EMG analyses of human movement. Individuals with
working experience and knowledge of multi-body dynamics (inverse/forward
dynamics) and computer modeling/simulation experience desired.

General Job Responsibilities:
1. Utilize current software and develop additional data collection,
reduction and analysis software for both clinical and research testing of
both upper and lower extremities. Knowledge and experience in 3D
kinematics, kinetics in association with research methods required.
2. Coordinate and integrate the output data of the motion analysis
laboratory with the Senior Research Staff working with high-speed bi-plane
fluoroscopy system.
3. Test and maintain laboratory equipment to ensure reliability and
validity of data collection processes.
4. Coordinate and integrate the output data of the motion analysis
laboratory with the Senior Research Staff working in computer modeling and
5. Act as technical liaison for the laboratory by collaborating
with external colleagues and by presenting research at professional
6. Other Duties as assigned

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 orthopedic injuries through
research and education. To learn more about SHRF, go to
http://www.shsmf.org/ and our affiliated clinics

http://www.vvmc.com/VVMC/info/fcc.sm.hh.srvs.aspx ).

The Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation's Biomechanics Research Laboratory
is located in the lower level of the Vail Valley Medical Center. Major
equipment includes a high speed, bi-plane fluoroscopy system capable of 500
frames per second motion capture, a 10-camera Motion Analysis System
(Cortex), 3 Bertec force plates, an 8 Channel Delsys Bagnoli System and a 16
channel Delsys wireless system (equipped for surface and/or fine-wire
electrodes), a golf swing analysis cage, a batting cage, high speed ice
skating treadmill, a ice skating flooring with 2-embedded forceplates, a
Gaitway Treadmill, and numerous high performance computational modeling and
FEM suites including SIMM, OpenSim.

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.

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2009

To Apply:

Send cover letter (please refer to job code BRL#01-2009 in your cover
letter), curriculum vita and names and contact information of three current
references to:

Michael R. Torry, PhD
Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation
181 West Meadow Drive, suite 1000
Vail, Colorado 81657

Electronic applications may be sent to:
e-mail: mike.torry@shsmf.org