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Diane E. Nicholson
04-01-1996, 03:39 AM
JOB OPPORTUNITY
ENGINEER FOR GAIT LABORATORY

The Shriners Hospital, Intermountain Unit in Salt Lake City, Utah has
an opening for a full-time engineer in our new Gait Laboratory. This
laboratory is being equipped with a six-camera VICON 370 system, four
AMTI force plates, E-med and Pedar pressure distribution systems,
Motion Lab surface and fine wire EMG, upper extremity instrumented
walking aides and a motorized dynamometer. An interdisciplinary team
approach, consisting of physicians, engineers, therapists,
kinesiologists, prosthetists and orthotists, will be promoted.

The Intermountain Unit supports both clinical and research efforts.
clinically, we serve patients from six intermountain states and two
Mexican provinces with the most frequent patient conditions being
cerebral palsy, myelomeningocele, scoliosis and upper and lower
limb prosthetics and orthotics. Research efforts are strengthened
via a close affiliation with the University of Utah (the distance
between the University and Shriners Hospital is less than 2 miles).
In addition, there is potential for funding and multi-site studies
within the Shriners system.

Candidates for this position should have a M.S degree in engineering
(Ph.D. preferred) and a background in biomechanics, computer
programming and equipment design and maintenance. Salary and benefits
are competitive and based on previous work experience and education.
Shriners hospitals are equal opportunity employers that provide a
stable, productive work environment in the health care field.

Interested applicants should forward a statement of purpose and their
resume to Dr. J D'Astous, Medical Director Gait Laboratory, Shriners
Hospital, Intermountain Unit, Fairfax Road at Virginia Street, Salt
Lake City, UT 84103.

e-mail replys to:
Diane Nicholson at DNICHOLS@PHTH.HEALTH.UTAH.EDU