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    Leon Root, M.D. Post-doctoral Research Fellowship

    The Leon Root, M.D. Motion Analysis Laboratory in the Department of
    Rehabilitation at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York
    City is looking for a highly motivated individual for a post-doctoral
    research fellowship. The Hospital for Special Surgery is the leading
    Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in the USA and is affiliated with the Weil
    College of Medicine of Cornell University. The central philosophy of
    the laboratory is to examine the relationship between one's anatomical
    and physiological structure and their biomechanical function to improve
    our methods of evaluating and treating patients with
    neuromusculoskeletal disease. The four areas of focus for our research
    are: osteoarthritis, sports science, pediatric orthopedics, and
    rehabilitation technologies. Currently funded investigations include a
    geometrical model of the forefoot (NIH), the kinematic coupling of wrist
    motion during purposeful tasks (OREF), the role of lower extremity
    realignment therapies for the treatment of varus knee OA (Ossur),
    intra-operative plantar pressure assessment (Salvati Award),
    electromyographic patterns of deep rotator cuff injured patients in
    response to anterior deltoid therapy (Sports Medicine Institute), and
    CMC joint function with OA (NIH). Several new joint coordinate systems,
    specialized measurement tools, as well as inverse and forward dynamic
    models are in development. Requirements of the position include the
    completion of a PhD in biomedical engineering, rehabilitation, or a
    related field, proficiency in the theory, design, and implementation of
    human movement research, experience in computer programming (e.g.
    MatLab, C++, Visual 3D, Labview), excellent communication skills, and
    research experience in a field related to the ongoing work of the lab.
    The post-doctoral position is for one year and renewable to three years.
    The position is available from July 1, 2007 and remains open until the
    appropriate candidate is chosen. The Leon Root, M.D. Motion Analysis
    Lab (93'x27' + office space) is equipped with a 10-camera MAC motion
    capture system, 4 six-component force plates (AMTI, Bertec), a 16
    channel MA300 EMG system, a comprehensive suite of Novel plantar
    pressure hardware and software (Emed X, Pedar X, and Pliance), a tandem
    GaitMatII, instrumented stairs, and several specialized test jigs for
    the study of the neuromusculoskeletal system. The lab has both
    extramural as well as intramural collaborations including the Soft
    Tissue Engineering lab, Biomechanics lab, MRI center, Orthotic and
    Prosthetic lab, as well as the Orthopedic, Rheumatology, Radiology,
    Physiatry, and Rehabilitation departments at HSS. Interested candidates
    are encouraged to send a recent copy of their curriculum vitae, a 1 to 3
    page essay of your current and future research plans, and three letters
    of reference to: Howard J. Hillstrom, Ph.D., Director of the Leon Root,
    M.D. Motion Analysis Laboratory, Department of Rehabilitation, Hospital
    for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, N.Y., 10021.
    Phone: 212-606-1507; Fax: 212-774-3578; Lab: 212-606-1215,; Email: Lab web site: