Job Posting

There is a job opening at the University of Florida's Brooks Center
for Rehabilitation Studies, which has laboratories in Gainesville
and Jacksonville, Florida. The position will be located in
although travel between sites will be routinely expected during
employment. Jacksonville is located about 70 miles from
the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville

At the University of Florida's Brooks Center for Rehabilitation Studies

there are several active research projects and clinical trials which
combine theoretical and experimental approaches to investigate
questions relevant to rehabilitation and the delivery of rehabilitation

interventions. Current projects investigate the neural control and
biomechanics of posture and locomotion, predominantly in
persons with stroke and spinal cord injury.

A position is available for a Biomedical Engineer to act as a
Laboratory Technician/Manager and work on funded research projects.
Preference will be given to those who can start immediately. At least
BS degree in biomedical engineering or a related field plus
experience is required. A Masters degree is strongly preferred.

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

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

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

Analysis and reduction of experimental data: Experience with 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

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

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

If accommodation is needed to apply for a position because of a
call (352) 392-4621 or TDD 1-800-955-8771.

UF is an ADA/EOE/AA employer.

Please send vita/resume and a list of three references to or by mail:

Steve Kautz, PhD
Brain Rehabilitation Research Center
Malcom Randall VA Medical Center (151A)
1601 SW Archer Road
Gainesville FL 32608-1197
Phone: (352) 376-1611 x5374
Fax: (352) 379-2332


Department of Physical Therapy and
Brooks Center for Rehabilitation Studies
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

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