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    Health Research Scientist
    The Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research &
    Development Center of Excellence for Limb Loss Prevention and
    Prosthetic Engineering (Seattle, WA) is soliciting applications for a
    principle investigator to join our established research team. The
    mission of our Center is to improve the quality of life and
    functional status of Veterans who are at risk for lower limb
    amputation and Veterans who are amputees. The major responsibility of
    the successful applicant will be to initiate and conduct scientific
    research related to furthering this mission. The complexity of this
    research will necessarily include both theoretical and experimental
    investigations comprised of a series of complete and conceptually-
    related studies involving multi-disciplinary approaches and
    collaborations. These studies shall answer important questions, open
    new avenues for further study and result in important changes to
    existing interventions and clinical practices related to amputation
    prevention and the rehabilitation of amputees.

    Center investigators collaborate with University of Washington
    Departments of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation
    Medicine, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical
    Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Biology and the
    Applied Physics Laboratory. The purpose of the Center's research is
    to provide further understanding of biomechanics and applications in
    the fields of orthopaedics, rehabilitation, amputation prevention,
    gait analysis and prosthetic design. This work has the potential for
    having a major impact on the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation
    of veterans and non-veterans suffering physical trauma and diminished
    lower limb function.

    The duties of the successful applicant will include: defining
    problems of clinical relevance, formulating appropriate hypotheses,
    developing new approaches, methods and techniques as needed,
    supervising and training laboratory staff, interpreting results and
    communicating their significance.

    This position requires a Ph.D. degree appropriate to the applicant’s
    field of research. The ability to conduct scientific research must be
    demonstrated through authorship of one or more manuscripts of
    significant interest and value. Ability to attract investigator-
    initiated funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other
    government and/or non-government agencies is of considerable importance.

    No phone calls please. Interested candidates (U.S. citizens only)
    should e-mail or mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact
    information for three references to:

    William Ledoux, Ph.D.

    VA Puget Sound, ms 151

    1660 S. Columbian Way

    Seattle, WA 98108