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Steve Kautz
03-02-2000, 12:36 PM
There is a job Opening at Rehabilitation R&D Center of
the VA Palo Alto HCS. The Rehab R&D Center is located
in Palo Alto, CA in close proximity to Stanford University.
There are several active research projects which combine
theoretical and experimental approachs to investigate questions
relevant to biomechanics and the neural control of movement.
Current projects investigate locomotion predominantly, with
an active interest in pedaling and gait.

A position is available for a Biomedical Engineer to act as a
Laboratory Technician/Manager and work on Rehabilitation
R&D projects. Preference will be given to those who can
start immediately.

At least a BS degree in biomedical engineering or a related field plus
one year's experience is required. A Masters degree is preferred.

Primary responsibilities are to provide day-to-day support for
laboratory operation and maintenance, preparation for, scheduling of and
assistance during experimental sessions, and data reduction and analysis.

Basic engineering skills: Experience designing simple electronic
circuits, and designing and machining parts for modification of
laboratory equipment using standard machine shop tools.

Instrumentation for measuring human anthropometric, kinetic,
kinematic and EMG data: Experience in the specification,
configuration, integration, calibration and maintenance of such
instruments as dynamometers, force plates, optical encoders, 3-D
motion analysis systems, EMG systems, amplifiers, goniometers,
and computers. Ideally, at least one year of experience with 3-D
motion analysis systems.

Analysis and reduction of experimental data: Experience with
Macintosh, PC, and UNIX workstation computers, system administration,
signal-processing programs, database programs, statistical analysis
programs and plotting programs. Experience developing new data
processing programs in computer languages such as C and FORTRAN.
Experience with programming in LABVIEW for data acquisition
and control of servomotors.

Preparation of graphical figures and slides: Experience with
Macintosh presentation graphics software and production of
effective slides and posters.

Stroke rehabilitation research: Experience in performing and
assessing the results of experimental protocols involving subjects
with chronic hemiplegia subsequent to stroke.

The successful applicant must be highly creative and ingenious in
order to bring state-of-the-art engineering, science, and technology
to the direct benefit of the disabled. He/She is expected to
exercise originality and apply innovative techniques and strategies
to develop apparatus and methods for testing important scientific
hypotheses related to the disabled.

The succesful applicant must interact professionally with disabled
individuals, associates, and other individuals or groups. Effective
and innovative presentation skills in writing and speaking are
required. He/She must demonstrate self-motivation and enthusiasm.

For further information contact Steve Kautz, PhD
at kautz@roses.stanford.edu or (650) 493-5000 x63613.

Steve Kautz, PhD
Rehab R&D Center (153)
VA Palo Alto HCS
3801 Miranda Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 493-5000 x63613
FAX: (650) 493-4919
E-mail: kautz@roses.stanford.edu

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