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Frank Buczek
11-04-1997, 04:40 AM
OPEN POSITION:
The Shriners Hospital for Children, Erie PA, is pleased to announce an
immediate opening for a full-time Biomechanical Engineer to join its
clinical and research team in a new, state-of-the-art, Motion Analysis
Laboratory. Clinical use for the facility will focus initially on the
restoration of gait in children with neuromuscular and skeletal disease.
Basic and applied research programs are planned to augment these and more
general human movement protocols.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
This professional member of the Biomechanics team will: (1) provide
technical support for the Laboratory by performing equipment maintenance
and calibration, biomechanical data collection, reduction and
interpretation, and software development; (2) provide clinical support as
needed by assisting with musculoskeletal examinations, reports, and
fine-wire EMG analyses, and by attending patient care conferences with
hospital staff and referring physicians; and (3) act as technical liaison
for the Laboratory within the surrounding community, and in related
professional societies.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate will have a Master's degree in Biomechanics or a
related field, and an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline.
Experience in gait analysis will allow for immediate clinical
responsibilities, and an interest in general Biomechanics of human movement
will facilitate new protocol development. A working knowledge is needed in
three-dimensional, six degree-of-freedom kinematic and kinetic analyses,
and in Windows-based software development. Familiarity with Vicon 370
systems, neural networks, finite element analyses, virtual reality, and
cross-sectional anatomy will be given special consideration.

FACILITIES:
The Motion Analysis Laboratory will initially occupy an existing room (with
patient visits anticipated early in 1998), but will be moved to a new wing
of this orthopedic hospital in the coming year. Equipment includes a
six-camera Vicon 370 system, two moveable AMTI force plates, surface and
fine-wire EMG instrumentation, a Panasonic S-VHS observational video
system, and several networked laboratory computers. The city of Erie is
located in the northwest corner of Pennsylvania, along the shores of Lake
Erie, and is adjacent to rolling, tree covered hills. Several universities
and medical centers offer collaboration locally, and metropolitan areas in
Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo are within a comfortable two hour drive.

APPLICATION:
Please send your curriculum vitae and a brief statement of your interest in
Biomechanics to Dr. Buczek at the address below. Electronic copies will be
accepted initially, but please also send originals through the mail.
(EOE/m/f/v/h, Shriners Hospitals for Children maintains a drug free
workplace.)

Frank L. Buczek, Jr., Ph.D.
Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory
Shriners Hospital for Children
1645 West 8th Street
Erie, PA 16505, USA
fbuczek@erie.net

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