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  • Position Announcement: Amputee Research (UNCLASSIFIED)

    Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
    Caveats: NONE

    Seeking a Biomechanist to support the Center for Performance and
    Clinical Research (CPCR) at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC),
    Washington, DC. The CPCR will provide injured service members with
    advanced technology to quantify and interpret movement impairments.
    Personnel will provide clinical gait analyses used for answering
    specific rehabilitation questions, and conduct research to advance
    clinical rehabilitation sciences associated with injured military
    members. The CPCR is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team in order to
    provide the highest clinical rehabilitation care while at the same time
    conducting quality research. The qualified candidate must: 1) maintain
    and troubleshoot all CPCR instrumentation (including but not limited to:
    Vicon motion capture system; AMTI forceplates and instrumented
    treadmill; Cosmed metabolic system; CAREN system and associated
    hardware/software), 2) perform data collection; processing; and
    interpretation of clinical patient/research subjects' data, 3) initiate
    and assist with research grant and protocol writing in line with the
    mission of the CPCR, 4) initiate and assist with publication of research
    findings in conference proceedings and peer reviewed journals, 5)
    provide technical assistance to staff, 6) assist with preparation of
    annual progress reports, 7) provide lectures and education of CPCR
    technologies and practices to other WRAMC departments and external
    facilities as appropriate, and tours of the CPCR. The work involves a
    considerable amount of variety and complexity of data, information,
    resources, regulations, sources and technical requirements.

    REQUIRED SKILLS/KNOWEDGE: Preference will be given to a candidate that
    has earned a Master's degree from an accredited institution and have
    expertise in musculoskeletal biomechanics assessment. Experience in
    protocol development and research grant writing, as well as the current
    state of the science applicable to the injured military personnel at
    WRAMC is critical to the mission of the CPCR. Expertise using Vicon
    Motion Systems optical motion capture technology including
    Workstation/Nexus, Bodybuilder, and Polygon is necessary. Familiarity
    with metabolic analysis, force platforms, electromyography, is highly
    desirable.

    SCOPE AND EFFECT: The Biomechanist must ensure the accurate data
    collection, data entry, and reporting of motion analysis or other
    physical performance assessment results in order to facilitate the
    successful completion of research projects and clinical evaluations.
    The applicant will also participate in grant and protocol development in
    addition to manuscript completion and submission.

    PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are with coworkers within the CPCR;
    patients; subjects undergoing assessment in the Laboratory; clinical
    staff within WRAMC and researchers both within and outside of the DoD
    are directed toward furthering the clinical and research mission of the
    CPCR.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical activity is mostly sedentary but may
    require some lifting of equipment.

    CITIZENSHIP: U.S. citizen or authorization to work in U.S.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment is that of clinical and research
    motion analysis laboratory located in a teaching and research hospital.
    Work is performed in an office setting with adequate lighting, heat and
    air conditioning.

    Please submit CV or resume to:

    Giovani Ortega
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Washington, DC
    e-mail: giovani.ortega@na.amedd.army.mil
    Work: 202.356.1012 Ext. 40316
    Cell: 202.607.0056
    Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
    Caveats: NONE
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