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  • Positions at One Small Step Gait Laboratory, LONDON, UK

    The One Small Step Gait Laboratory is a relatively new lab located at Guy's
    Hospital in Central London, UK. We see children with CP mainly, though we do
    analyse the gait of other children and adults. Presently, the team consists
    of a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon, paediatric neurologist, a
    physiotherapist, an engineer and a clinical technologist. We are a happy
    gang.
    The laboratory is equipped with an Oxford Metrics (Vicon 370) passive marker
    camera system, 3 AMTI force plates; emg; COSMED K4 respiratory analyser
    amongst other stuff.
    The laboratory has received funding for three temporary full-time posts
    beginning in the Autumn. Each post will have mixed clinical and research
    duties (more research than clinical). The positions are outlined below:

    Post 1
    Title: Biomechanical Engineer
    Grade: Clinical Scientist B10-B12
    Salary: approx. 23,000 pound sterling inc.
    Term: 3 year appointment.
    Qualifications/Experience: BSc/BEng.To have completed a recognised training
    scheme for Engineers in Medicine or possess a PhD in Biomechanical
    Engineering. Preference given to those experienced in the biomechanics of
    gait.
    Clinical Activity: The postholder’s chief clinical responsibilities will be
    for data collection and analysis, and reporting of patient gait patterns and
    other physiological measurements. S/he will contribute to the development of
    advanced instrumentation and techniques for physiological measurement in
    gait and movement analysis.
    Research: One of our objectives is to find indices derived from gait data
    that are correlated with function. The post holder will work towards
    creating a robust index of stability in walking applicable to children with
    spastic cerebral palsy.

    Post 2
    Title: Physiotherapist
    Grade: Senior I
    Salary: approx 23,000 pound sterling inc.
    Term: 2 year appointment.
    Qualifications/Experience: BSc. and research experience. State registration.
    Experience in paediatric neurological problems. Preference given to
    candidate with higher degree.
    Clinical: Leading subject through gait analysis session. Data preparation.
    Reporting
    Research: We are interested in the variability of the clinical examination,
    with particular regard to muscle activation. The postholder will study the
    influence of muscle activity in the measurement of range of motion and in
    neurological testing.

    Post 3
    Title: Clinical Scientist.
    Grade: Clinical Scientist B12
    Salary: approx. 24,000 pounds sterling inc.
    Term: 1 year appointment with the likely extension to two years.
    Qualifications: BSc/BEng. Higher degree in medical imaging or completion of
    a recognised training scheme in clinical engineering. Experience with
    ultrasound imaging preferred.
    Clinical: To be discussed.
    Research: Please contact to discuss.

    Please contact Dr. Adam Shortland ( adam.shortland@virgin.net or
    adam.shortland@gstt.sthames.nhs.uk ) for more detail and a chat.


    Adam Shortland PhD, MIPEM
    Clinical Engineer & Manager,
    One Small Step Gait Laboratory,
    LONDON,
    UK.
    Tel +44 (0) 20 7955 2339
    Fax +44 (0) 20 7955 2340

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