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    Gait Analysis Manager
    Gait Analysis Laboratory
    duPont Hospital For Children
    Wilmington, DE 19899

    The Gait Analysis Laboratory at the duPont Hospital for Children in
    Wilmington Delaware is accepting applications for Manager of its Gait
    Analysis Laboratory.

    The duPont Gait Laboratory is a well-established laboratory performing
    400 clinical evaluations per year mainly for children with cerebral
    palsy but including and a myriad of other neurologic and orthopaedic
    conditions. Most of the referrals come from the orthopedic staff at the

    duPont Hospital for Children, which has the largest pediatric orthopedic

    department in the US.

    The Gait Analysis Laboratory is equipped with a six camera Motion
    Analysis Hi-Resolution system, two AMTI force platforms, sixteen channel

    telemetered EMG system, a K4 Oxygen analysis system and an F-Scan
    plantar pressure measurement system. The laboratory is currently staffed

    by a Manager/Biomechanist, a Biomechanical technician, two physical
    therapists, secretarial staff, and an orthopedic surgreon who utilizes a

    team approach in assessing the posture and walking patterns of children.

    Primary responsibilities:

    Clinical services:
    *The Coordinator will manage the clinical and research activities of the

    Lab, and make recommendations to Administration regarding equipment and
    staff.

    *Work closely with clinicians and other hospital staff on research
    projects, providing advice and leadership in their design, execution,
    and analysis.

    *Maintain and trouble shoot all hardware and software in lab, evaluate
    clinical operation and make changes where appropriate to enhance
    efficiency of staff and accuracy of analysis

    *Oversee budgetary issues and development of technology in lab.

    Education:
    *Develop lectures; teaches staff, residents, fellows, and physical
    therapists, on a local, national or international level.

    Research:
    *Write and assist in writing, papers, and protocols; coordinate studies;

    perform data collection and interpretation; present results at
    professional meetings.

    Qualifications:
    The qualifications for the Manager position include the following:
    *Master's degree required, PhD preferred, in a field relevant to
    movement science.
    *Minimum of five (5) years of experience in patient-related aspects of
    biomechanical measurement and analysis, resulting in publications in
    peer-reviewed journals.
    *Recent experience with Motion Capture systems
    *Supervisory experience in a gait lab
    *Excellent computer skills, particularly in the modeling of human
    movement.

    Setting:
    Located just outside Wilmington, Delaware on the wooded 300-acre estate
    of philanthropist Alfred I. duPont, the hospital offers the full range
    of specialties of pediatric medicine, surgery, and dentistry, educates
    and trains physicians and allied health professionals, and conducts
    research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of childhood injury
    and disease.

    Founded in 1940 as a children's orthopedic hospital, the duPont Hospital

    for Children is now a full-service regional pediatric medical center
    offering a complete range of clinical programs.

    Since its founding, the hospital has served thousands of children from
    across the country and around the world. Today, the hospital staff
    draws on its legacy of experience and compassion to provide the highest
    level of care in a unique child and family-centered environment.

    Application:
    The duPont Hospital for Children is an equal opportunity employer. A
    comprehensive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience
    are offered. Qualified candidates, mail, fax or e-mail vita to:

    Mike Janes
    Generalist, Human Resources
    DuPont Hospital for Children
    1600 Rockland Road
    Wilmington, DE 19899
    mjanes@nemours.org
    FAX: 302-651-6119

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