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Bioengineer - Functional & Applied Biomechanics Section
Rehabilitation Medicine Department
NIH Clinical Center
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda MD

The Rehabilitation Medicine Department (RMD) within the Clinical
Center (CC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is pleased to
announce an immediate opening for a biomedical or mechanical engineer in
our 3D motion laboratory. The principal duty of this position is to
participate in and oversee the collection of 3-D motion in the
laboratory, and to ensure that the data are processed in a timely manner
and results are summarized and sent to the appropriate recipients.
Previous experience in 3D motion capture is required. A strong interest
in and knowledge of computer systems, programming (e.g. Matlab) and/or
computer media is also highly desirable. The engineer should be
knowledgeable or have the skills and interests to rapidly become
knowledgeable in all of the technical aspects of the laboratory,
including familiarity with all hardware and software that is utilized.
The engineer must have the ability to design or develop new data
collection and processing procedures. Applicants should have good
intrapersonal skills and excellent oral communication skills so as to
relate to and work well with patients who come to the NIH, information
Technology staff, hardware, software and equipment companies, and
engineers, clinicians and research staff in the Section and in the
Department, as well as to participate in dissemination of research
results. Commitment to excellence in performance of all aspects of the
position is expected in this position. He/she will be supervised by the
Section Chief (Diane Damiano).

Primary Duties:
1. Help maintain and calibrate all laboratory equipment including
Vicon Motion Capture system, AMTI force plates, Motion Lab and Delsys
EMG systems, Bertec instrumented treadmill, etc.
2. Assist in design, implementation and data collection and
processing for research protocols
3. Help develop new methods or devices for quantifying human
4. Develop instructional materials to train staff and students
5. Contribute to the dissemination of research results with a
diverse multidisciplinary research team at scientific meetings or
through publications.

Selecting Criteria:
* Bachelor's or master's level degree in bioengineering or
mechanical engineering
* Advanced computing skills, including thorough knowledge of Excel
and some level of proficiency with Matlab.
* Prior experience with 3-D motion collection systems required
* Must be a US citizen or have a green card.
Interested candidates should apply online at www.usajobs.gov before
Sept. 3, 2009 under the Job Announcement Number: CC-09-358235. For
questions or further information, please contact Dr. Diane Damiano at
DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers


Christopher J. Stanley
Motion Lab Engineer
Functional & Applied Biomechanics Section
Rehabilitation Medicine Department
National Institutes of Health
Building 10, CRC, Room 1-1425
10 Center Drive, MSC-1604
Bethesda, MD 20892

Phone: (301)451-7547
Fax: (301)451-7536
Email: stanleycj@cc.nih.gov