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    Position: Biomechanics Research Associate
    Location: Human Performance Laboratory, Des Moines University-Osteopathic
    Medical Center, Des Moines, IA

    The Human Performance Lab at Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical
    Center (http:\\\hpl) has an opening for an individual with a
    background in biomechanics or biomedical engineering. The position involves
    performing the daily clinical and research operations of the lab, and as
    such requires a highly motivated, independent individual. The ideal
    candidate will possess experience in a gait laboratory environment, as well
    as programming experience (MATLAB and Labview). The position will involve
    motion analysis collection conducted on a variety of patients with
    neuromuscular or orthopaedic dysfunctions, as well as participation on a
    variety of research investigations. The applicant will be encouraged to
    develop research interests in collaboration with others. In addition,
    teaching opportunities will exist within the various medical programs on

    The newly designed Human Performance Laboratory is part of Des Moines
    University Clinics on the campus of Des Moines University. The lab offers
    clinical services to the community, as well as maintaining an active
    research line. Current lab equipment includes: an 8-camera Motion Analysis
    RealTime system; 3 AMTI forceplates; 16-channel Motion Lab Systems EMG;
    multiple uniaxial accelerometers; SIMM software; electrogoniometer; Neurocom
    Balance Master; Cybex 6000 system; and Tek-scan in shoe pressure system.
    The applicant will be responsible for the maintenance of this equipment.

    MS degree in biomechanics or biomedical engineering with experience in
    research methods (motion analysis, force plates, EMG) involved with human
    motion investigations. Two years of gait lab experience is preferred. BS
    degree with 3+ years of gait lab experience will be considered. Competent
    computer programming ability (MATLAB, Labview), as well as strong written
    and interpersonal skills

    Interested individuals should send a letter of application and curriculum
    vitae to: Human Resources, Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical
    Center, 3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312-4198. Or, fax materials to
    (515) 271-7182. DMU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Competitive salary and
    fringe benefit package. Review of applications will begin immediately, and
    will continue until position is filled.

    Bryan Heiderscheit, PhD, PT
    Director, Human Performance Laboratory
    Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
    Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center
    3200 Grand Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50312-4198
    (515) 271-1448
    Fax: (515) 271-7118

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