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  • Research Engineer Position at the University of Virginia PM&RGaitLab

    POSITION: Research/Rehabilitation Engineer
    LOCATION: Department of Physical Medicine and
    Rehabilitation, The University of Virginia,
    Charlottesville VA
    PIs: D.Casey Kerrigan, MD; Patrick Riley PhD

    The Gait Laboratory at the Department of Physical
    Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of
    Virginia is seeking applicants for the position of
    rehabilitation engineer. The main research focus of
    the lab is in lower limb motion analysis, gait
    analysis, footwear biomechanics, sports biomechanics,
    rehabilitation tools development and involves close
    collaborations with the mechanical engineering and
    electric engineering departments. The lab also hosts a
    performance enhancement clinic for cyclists and

    The lab is equipped with a 10 cameras Vicon 624
    system, a customized instrumented treadmill capable of
    measuring 3D ground reaction forces during walking and
    running, two force platforms embedded in a 18m
    walkway, and with a state of the art rehabilitation
    tool still in its development phase. Further info
    about the lab can be found at:

    The successful candidate will have a masters degree in
    Biomedical Science, Engineering or Computer Science
    and possess a strong background in mechanical,
    electrical or biomedical engineering with experience
    in experimental studies. Familiarity with the main
    programming tools, such as Matlab, Labview and C is
    required. Familiarity with Vicon software packages
    (like Workstation and BodyBuilder) is strongly
    desired. The successful candidate will have the
    ability to interact faculty members of the engineering
    school and medical school, and will be able to work
    with research subjects of all ages.

    The position will involve daily management of the
    software and hardware equipment of the lab, data
    acquisition and processing, and writing of custom
    software modules for data processing. The position
    will also provide technical support to students and
    residents performing research in the laboratory, and
    will assist in the preparation of publications, grant
    proposals and reports.

    The City of Charlottesville offers beautiful mountain
    countryside and a wide variety of cultural activities.
    Forbes Magazine and the Milken Institute have ranked
    Charlottesville as the 12th best place for small
    business and a career.

    Applicants should apply sending a cover letter, CV,
    and contact information for at least two references to
    Carrie Willetts ( Direct inquiries
    to Gabriele Paolini ( or Jay
    Dicharry (jd4da@Virginia.EDU).

    The University of Virginia is an Equal
    Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    Gabriele Paolini
    Research Assistant
    GaitLab - Department of Physical Medicine and
    The University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    P 434-243-9137

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