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08-06-1998, 05:59 AM
Position Announcement: Physical Therapist for Motion Analysis Laboratory

The Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Mayo Foundation, Rochester,
Minnesota has an opening for a full-time physical therapist. This position
will support all aspects of the research and clinical services provided by
the lab, including patient and normal subject testing, project planning and
coordination, instrumentation and protocol development, data collection and
analysis, grant writing, manuscript preparation, teaching and presentation
of results.

The Biomechanics Laboratory is comprised of integrated units made up of
clinicians, research scientists, and allied health staff. Mayo Foundation
is a private, not-for-profit, group practice of medicine providing
comprehensive clinical, research and education programs. Close cooperation
exists between the clinical services of Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation, and Neurology and the Biomechanics Laboratory.

The laboratory's workload is diverse, including motion/strength analysis,
computer image analysis, materials testing, electromagnetic/kinematic
testing, anatomical specimen preparation/testing, instrumentation design
and machining. The lab co-directors are both Ph.D. mechanical engineers.
The lab staff includes eighteen full-time employees with backgrounds in
physical therapy, kinesiology, mechanical engineering, computer
programming, computer-aided design, instrumentation and machining. The lab
also has approximately twenty post-doctoral and research fellows with
backgrounds in orthopedic surgery, engineering, or physical medicine.

The position requires licensure (or eligibility for licensure) as a
physical therapist in Minnesota. A master's degree in physical therapy or
a related field is preferred. Experience with research, gait analysis, and
two to three years of work with neurologically and musculoskeletally
impaired patients is strongly preferred. The position requires a highly
self-motivated individual with an aptitude for research and a high comfort
level with technology. Candidates should be computer literate,
detail-oriented, have strong mechanical aptitude, and have demonstrated
writing and presentation skills. The position also requires interest and
skills in mentoring and teaching, team building and leading, and evidence
of success in working in an interdisciplinary setting.

The position will be filled as soon as an appropriate candidate is
identified. Mayo is an affirmative action equal opportunity educator and
employer. Please send a resume/cover letter targetting job #98-2645 to the
name and address below.

Kaine A. Kerkhoff
Mayo Medical Center
Human Resources-OE 1
Rochester, Minnesota 55905
FAX: (507) 284-1445
E-MAIL: kerkhoff.kaine@mayo.edu

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Duane A. Morrow morrow.duane@mayo.edu

Orthopedic Biomechanics Lab 507/284-2296
128 Guggenheim 507/284-5392 (fax)
Mayo Clinic/Mayo Foundation
Rochester, MN 55905
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