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06-01-2010, 05:10 PM
Position: Biomechanics Research Associate at the Andrews-Paulos Research and Education Institute (APREI - a non-profit Division of the Andrews Institute) in Gulf Breeze, FL (www.theandrewsinstitute.com). This full time position is available immediately or until position is filled.

Job Qualifications: Ph.D. required (ABD status considered) in Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, or related field. Salary commensurate with experience, and benefits are included.

Major Responsibilities: Assist Research Director with daily operations of research initiatives, such as designing research projects, writing and submitting grants for external funding, subject recruitment, data collection and analyses, statistical analyses, writing and submitting scientific and technical papers for publication, computer programming (e.g., Matlab, LabView), attending and presenting at scientific meetings, cadaveric specimen (mechanical tissue) testing, as well as additional biomechanics related tasks. Experience with 3-D motion analysis systems, force platforms, electromyography, commercial and open-source biomechanical software (e.g., Visual3D, SIMM, OpenSIM, etc.), and statistical software packages (e.g., SAS, SPSS) is highly desirable. Knowledge of biomechanical modeling approaches to estimate in vivo tissue loads (e.g., knee and spinal tissue loads) would also be an asset. This individual should be highly motivated with a commitment to excellence, have a strong work ethic, and have excellent personal, verbal and written communication skills. This individual will collaborate with a team of biomechanists, sports medicine physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedic fellows and residents, physical therapists, athletes performance specialists, and graduate students.

Overview of the APREI and the Andrews Institute: The APREI is a 127,000 square-foot all-inclusive complex that houses diagnostic imaging, a multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center, an outpatient rehabilitation center, an athletes performance training center, and a human performance research laboratory, which consists of a 10 camera optical Vicon Nexus motion analysis system, a 2 camera high speed video system, 4 Bertec force platforms within a movable force platform pit, an 8 channel "Zerowire" wireless EMG system, a 16 channel Noraxon TeleMyo DTS Telemetry Wireless EMG system (with accessories, such as 2-D Accelerometer, Incline Inclinometer, Electrical Goniometer, Incline Force Sensor, localized pressure sensor), and an Athletic Republic 3D Force Treadmill. Additional equipment currently available for use includes a Biodex System 3 dynamometer for strength and power assessment, metabolic research and assessment instrumentation, and body composition DEXA instrumentation. Various software will also be available, such as Visual 3-D, SIMM, LabView, MatLab, Statistical Software, etc... The Andrews Institute, which specializes in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, provides world-class care and service for the athlete in everyone. The Institute's 40 physicians and medical experts provide top-notch service to every patient and it's the only place in the world to offer surgery, diagnostic imaging, rehab athletic performance training, and research all on one campus. This one-of-a-kind center focuses on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries while using the expertise of nationally and internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeons Dr. James Andrews and Dr Lonnie Paulos. Dr. Andrews is best known as physician to some of sport's greatest professional athletes.

Interested individuals: Please e-mail CV (including contact information for 3 references), cover letter, and sample publications to Rafael Escamilla, Director of Research, at the e-mail address shown below (call or e-mail for further information):

Rafael Escamilla, Ph.D., P.T., C.S.C.S., F.A.C.S.M.
Director of Research
Andrews-Paulos Research and Education Institute
1020 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
916-278-6930 (Work)
rescamil@csus.edu (e-mail)