View Full Version : Summer Research Internship

Mike Decker & Mike Torry
04-01-1998, 03:50 AM
The Rehabilitation and Human Performance Laboratory of the Steadman-Hawkins
Sports Medicine Foundation is accepting applications for the position of
Summer Research Intern beginning June 8, 1998.

The Intern will work in conjunction with the Rehabilitation and Human
Performance Laboratory and work under direct supervision of laboratory
staff. The laboratory is responsible for clinical assessment of motion
dysfunctions and is an active research facility in knee and shoulder
rehabilitation and sports performance. The laboratory is equipped with
both Motion Analysis (5 camera; 60-240 Hz) and Peak Performance 3D video
systems, a Bertec force platform, hardwire and telemetry Noraxon EMG
system, Cybex NORM 770 strength testing station, a treadmill housing two
forceplates (Gaitway Treadmill - Kistler Corp.) and numerous PC and MAC
workstations. The laboratory currently employs a full time computer
software engineer, a mechanical engineer, two research fellows (1 M.S.; 1
Ph.D.) and a full time Ph.D. biomechanist.

The purpose of this research position is to provide clinical research
training/opportunity to health care professionals who are currently
enrolled in an orthopedic related field of study (PT, ATC, OTC, PM&R,
biomed. eng., or related graduate degree program). The duration of the
internship is 2 months starting on June 8, 1998 and ending on/around July
31, 1998. In order to qualify, a candidate must be a registered graduate
student in good standing and be receiving college credits from their
university/department for the duration of the internship. A letter from
the prospective intern's academic advisor verifying these qualifications
must accompany the application.

Internship responsibilities will include working on existing knee and/or
shoulder functional rehabilitation research projects as well as acting as
PI on one additional human performance research project. Job load will
require the Intern to work 25-30 hours per week. To facilitate the
educational aspect of this research internship, the student will have the
opportunity to observe surgeries with staff physicians, observe both in/out
patient physical therapy, attend grand rounds, physician academic sessions
and observe clinical evaluations and procedures with M.Ds and P.A.s. An
expense honorarium of $400.00 will be awarded each month and is provided by
a private corporate sponsorship dedicated to providing such educational
opportunities to students in the field of orthopedics.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to gain
a variety of experiences in the many aspects of orthopedic sports medicine

Screening of applications will begin on April 20, 1998 and continue until
the position is filled.

To apply, send cover letter, CV, support letter from academic supervisor
and name and contact information of at least one other reference to:

Michael R. Torry, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation
181 West Meadow Drive, Suite 1000
Vail, CO 81657