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    Engineer, Motion Analysis Lab, Shriners Hospitals for Children -

    Shriners Hospitals for Children in Portland, Oregon is a leading
    pediatric hospital specializing in the treatment of children with
    orthopedic problems including neuromuscular disorders. We currently
    have an immediate opening for a full time engineer to join the clinical
    and research team in a state-of-the-art Motion Analysis Lab.

    The Motion Analysis Lab provides services in clinical movement analysis
    for a variety of pathologies and has an integrated research program for
    pathological movement. The laboratory is comprised of instrumentation
    and computers dedicated to the quantification of human locomotion. The
    lab is equipped with a Vicon motion system with 8 cameras, 2 AMTI force
    plates, Motion Lab Systems surface and fine wire electromyography with
    16-channels, a video system, and a Tekscan foot pressure mat system. The
    Motion Lab has a busy research and clinical patient volume with strong
    support of medical staff. Currently, over 300 full gait analysis studies
    and 600 patients are tested each year. Research topics include motion
    related projects initiated by the motion lab staff and medical staff.


    * Provide technical support for the lab by maintaining and
    recommending equipment and software;
    * Oversee technical aspects of quality control; manage and update
    patient database;
    * Provide technical input for research projects with clinical and
    medical staff under direction of Motion Lab manager;
    * Assist in patient data collection and data analysis;
    * Archive patient data and back up computers;
    * Interact appropriately with patients, families and staff;
    * Evaluate, test, or design/develop biomechanical instrumentation
    and computer programs, instruct staff in their use;

    * Lift patients up to 35 pounds


    Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering, electrical or
    mechanical engineering or related discipline, Master's degree preferred.
    Good hardware and computer skills are essential. Previous exposure to
    the techniques involved in kinematic, kinetic and electromyographic data
    collection and analysis is strongly preferred.

    Shriners Hospitals for Children offers competitive salary, medical,
    dental, life, disability and 403(b) benefits. The hospital is located
    near the OHSU campus. Please send cover letter and resume to: Rhonda L.
    Smith, ;
    503.944.1175 Fax.

    Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international health
    care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children
    by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and
    outstanding teaching programs. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic
    conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are
    eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered
    environment at no charge - regardless of financial need. Shriners
    Hospitals relies on the generosity of donors to deliver this mission
    every day.

    For more information, please visit

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