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    The VA Rehabilitation Research and Develop Center of Excellence for Limb
    Loss Prevention and Prosthetic Engineering is advertising 2 positions for
    mechanical engineering graduate students (M.S. or Ph.D.). The successful
    candidate will be expected to enroll in the University of Washington for the
    fall 2005 quarter, but an earlier start date for research is a possibility.
    Excellent written and oral communication skills are expected. Technical
    competencies preferred, but not required, include: 1) experience with
    mechanical testing equipment, 2) experience with computational modeling
    software, 3) experience with imaging analysis software, and/or 4) experience
    with motion analysis equipment such as force and pressure plates,
    retro-reflective and electromagnetic motion analysis systems, and

    Potential areas of research are related to the biomechanics of the human
    foot. They include: 1) the systematic study of foot function via static or
    dynamic cadaver models, 2) the further development of an existing finite
    element foot model to study specific foot deformities, 3) the refinement of
    multi-body foot coordinate system for study of foot deformities, 4) the
    mechanical testing of the soft tissue beneath the foot and the effects of
    various disease processes (such as diabetes) on soft tissue properties and
    5) the use of various imaging modalities to objectively quantify foot shape.

    If interested, please send a cover letter, resume and 3 letters of reference

    William R. Ledoux, Ph.D.
    VA Puget Sound
    MS 151
    1660 S. Columbian Way
    Seattle, WA 98108