View Full Version : Position Available: Biomechanics/Motion Analysis Engineer

Scott Tashman
01-23-1997, 02:38 AM

A position is available for an individual with a background in
biomedical, mechanical or electrical engineering and a strong interest
in the biomechanics of human movement. A Masters degree and
experience in human movement analysis, orthopedic research, sports
biomechanics and/or motor control are desirable. Experience with
computer programming and/or laboratory equipment design would be

This individual will be involved with all aspects of research being
conducted in the Motion Analysis Laboratory. This may include
project planning, equipment design, software development, patient
testing, data analysis, grant writing and journal article preparation.

The Motion Analysis Laboratory includes a stereo X-ray digital
imaging system for high-speed analysis of dynamic in-vivo joint
function, two 1000 frame/s digital video cameras, a 5-camera 240
frame/s 3D video-motion analysis system, force platforms, EMG, and
extensive computer hardware/software (including SGI and Sun
workstations) for data collection and visualization as well as for the
development and analysis of musculoskeletal models. Primary research
interests are in orthopedic/sports biomechanics as related to joint
function, disease, injury and repair. Current full-time lab staff
includes the Director (a Ph.D. mechanical engineer), a software
engineer and a technician.

The position is in the Motion Analysis Section of the Breech Research
Laboratory (a part of the Case Western University/Henry Ford Health
Sciences Center located at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit). The
laboratory has six PhD investigators and (currently) three
post-doctoral fellows. The faculty include a biochemist, cell
biologist, anatomist, exercise physiologist and two mechanical
engineers. other lab facilities include: mechanical testing facility
(2 Instron machines), electronics and machine shop (full time
technical help for each), biochemistry laboratory, cell culture
laboratory, computational facility (SUN Ultra 2, 2170 with 1 GB of
RAM), microcomputed tomography system (10 micrometer resolution),
scanning electron microscope facility, confocal microscope, histology
laboratory with full optical microscope facility. The laboratory is
also associated with a large, research-oriented clinical orthopedics
department and the Henry Ford Hospital Center for Athletic Medicine.

Individuals interested in this position should send a C.V. to
Dr. Tashman at the Henry Ford Hospital address below. E-mail
applications (plain text or MIME-attached Microsoft Word files) are

The position is available immediately and will be filled as soon as an
appropriate candidate is identified. The position start date may be
delayed (for spring graduation) in the case of an exceptional

PLEASE NOTE: I will be at the ORS meeting in San Francisco Feb 9-12,
1997 and will have time for a few pre-arranged meetings.

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Scott Tashman, Ph.D.

Head, Motion Analysis Section Assistant Professor
Bone and Joint Center Department of Orthopaedics
Henry Ford Hospital, ER2015 School of Medicine
2799 W. Grand Blvd. Case Western Reserve University
Detroit, MI 48202

Internet: tashman@bjc.hfh.edu
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