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12-15-2010, 12:05 AM
Job title
Research Intern

Steadman Philippon Research Institute (www.sprivail.org) Vail, CO, USA

Orthopaedic Research

Job Type
One-year Biomechanics Research Internship

Job Start Date

Educational Level
Master's Degree in Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, or Kinesiology based discipline. Students planning to attend medical school or PhD graduate school after completing the internship are also encouraged to apply.

About the Job
The mission of the Biomechanics Research Department of the Steadman Philippon Research Institute is to advance patient care by focusing on injury mechanisms and prevention, and the development and validation of novel surgical treatments and rehabilitation techniques using state of the art biomechanical research techniques and technologies. We are seeking a biomechanist who can work with the staff scientists, physicians and physical therapists to conduct human motion, biomechanical research studies as well as biomechanical evaluations on individual patients and athletes ranging from youth to professionals. Our newly renovated laboratory includes a 10 camera motion analysis system, 3 force plates, 2 EMG systems, an instrumented treadmill and a state of the art biplane fluoroscopy system. This is a very rigorous high-profile academic research position. It is anticipated that the applicant will be able to accept the challenge of this environment and represent themselves and the Institute well in the community.

Responsibilities of the research intern:
1. Assist in data collection in the laboratory for multiple concurrent studies and provide proper documentation and organization of the collected data2. Utilize current software and develop additional data collection, reduction and analysis software for both clinical and research testing of upper and lower extremity (3D kinematics and kinetics) human motions.
3. Coordinate and integrate the output data of the motion analysis system with the high-speed biplane fluoroscopy system.
4. Test and maintain laboratory equipment to ensure reliability and validity of the data collection processes.
5. Assist in abstract and manuscript preparation on a daily basis, with goals of a minimum of 4-5 peer-reviewed publications per year

- Demonstrated proficiency in biomechanics instrumentation and research principles, and experience with 3D kinematics, kinetics data collection, reduction and the interpretation of such human movement data sets is required.
- Computer programming skills in Matlab is preferred.
- Able to work as a team member in a very active research group.
- Proficient in writing skills to include manuscript preparation.
- This position is not restricted to individuals with US citizenship, permanent residence or work permits. However, no visa sponsorship will be provided and individuals must provide evidence of valid USA VISA status at the time of application.

Applications Process
To apply, applicants must submit the following to drlaprade@sprivail.org and erik.giphart@sprivail.org: a curriculum vitae or resume with a list of your educational experience, related work experience, laboratory work experience, computer skills assessment, and a list of relevant college or graduate level courses related to biomechanics, instrumentation, and programming; a list of personal references; and a personal statement (one page).