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    ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY (2nd Announcement): Director, Movement Science
    Laboratory
    The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of a
    Director's position in the Movement Science Lab. Duties will include
    directing activities of the Movement Science Lab, providing leadership in
    research endeavors relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic
    and related disorders, and evaluating movement and muscle pathologies to
    guide clinicians in the treatment of various musculoskeletal disorders.

    The Hospital, affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical
    Center at Dallas, has been providing free care to patients with orthopaedic
    and neurologic disabilities for 76 years. The Lab focuses on clinical
    application of gait analysis in all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics.

    POSITION SUMMARY:
    Research Responsibilities: The Director will take a significant leadership
    role in the research activities of the Lab. This will include formulating
    hypotheses regarding significant questions in pediatric orthopaedics,
    designing protocols needed to address those hypotheses, executing those
    protocols, and providing guidance to Lab staff and visiting researchers.
    The Director will provide scientific and technical support as part of a
    multidisciplinary team in the Lab. The Director will develop short and
    long-range plans for the lab and its resources.

    Clinical Responsibilities: The Director will coordinate Lab staff in order
    to provide medical staff with clinically meaningful analyses of human
    movement and muscle strength in patients being treated at the Hospital.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Ph.D. required in bioengineering or comparable field. Record of published
    research in biomechanics of movement science required. Supervisory
    experience required.

    The Lab is located in a modern, state of the art facility, which is funded
    by an endowment. The current staff includes a biomedical engineer, a
    kinesiologist and a secretary. A staff pediatric orthopaedic surgeon serves
    part-time as Medical Director.
    Current equipment in the laboratory includes a 6-camera Vicon motion capture
    system, a 10 channel EMG system, a Biodex Isokinetic system, and a Cosmed
    K4b2 Portable Gas Exchange system.

    This position provides an exceptional career opportunity for an innovative,
    team-orientated individual experienced in technical and patient-care aspects
    of biomechanical measurement and analysis. The Director will potentially
    have the opportunity to bring in one or more staff members. Texas Scottish
    Rite Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. A comprehensive benefits
    package and salary commensurate with experience are offered as well as the
    potential for University appointment.


    Qualified candidates please send vita to:

    Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
    Attn: Human Resources Department
    2222 Welborn St.
    Dallas, TX 75219
    Fax: (214) 559-7595

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