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Erik Giphart
02-10-2011, 03:08 PM
Job title
BioMotion Research Intern

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

Industry
Orthopaedic Research

Job Type
One-year Research Internship

Job Start Date
Immediate

Educational Level
Masterís 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 technologies and techniques. 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 BioMotion Research Intern

Assist in data collection in the laboratory for multiple concurrent studies and provide proper documentation and organization of the collected data.
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.
Coordinate and integrate the output data of the motion analysis system with the high-speed biplane fluoroscopy system.
Test and maintain laboratory equipment to ensure reliability and validity of the data collection processes.
Assist in abstract and manuscript preparation on a daily basis, with goals of a minimum of 4-5 peer-reviewed publications per year

Qualifications

Demonstrated proficiency in biomechanics instrumentation, data collections and research principles
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 abstract and 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 personal statement (one page); and a list of 3 references. Following our internal selection process, only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.