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    Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the Leon Root, M.D. Motion Analysis Laboratory

    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. As part of a 162 bed orthopaedic and rheumatology speciality hospital (, the laboratory evaluates a wide range of individuals including pediatric, adult and geriatric in a multi-disciplinary environment. The central philosophy of the laboratory is to examine the relationship between anatomical and physiological structure and biomechanical function to improve our methods of evaluating and treating individuals with neuromusculoskeletal disease.
    The four areas of focus for our research are: osteoarthritis, sports science, pediatric orthopaedics, and rehabilitation technologies. Currently funded investigations include: a geometrical model of the forefoot; plantar pressures and associated disability in the elderly population; intra-operative plantar pressure assessment; shoe development in the pediatric (early-walker) population; the role of lower extremity realignment therapies for the treatment of varus knee osteoarthritis; ACL strain as a function of the shoe-sports surface interface; pathomechanics of running; gait and biochemistry in the obese pediatric population; development of advanced shoulder models; the kinematic coupling of wrist motion during purposeful tasks; and elbow, thumb function with osteoarthritis. Several new joint coordinate systems, specialized measurement tools, as well as inverse and forward dynamic models are in development.
    The Leon Root, M.D. Motion Analysis Lab (93'x27' + office space) is equipped with a 12-camera motion capture system (MAC), 4 six-component force plates (AMTI, Bertec), a 16 channel EMG system (MA300), a comprehensive suite of plantar pressure hardware and software (Novel's, Emed X, Pedar X, and Pliance), a tandem instrumented walkway (GaitMat II), instrumented stairs, isokinetic dynamometers (Biodex) and several specialized test jigs for the study of the neuromusculoskeletal system. The laboratory has both extramural as well as intramural collaborations including the Soft Tissue Engineering Laboratory, Prosthetics and Orthotics Laboratory, as well as the Biomechanics, Orthopedic, Rheumatology, Radiology, Physiatry, and Rehabilitation Departments at HSS.
    Requirements of the position include the completion of a PhD in engineering, rehabilitation, or a related discipline; 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 January 1, 2009 and remains open until the appropriate candidate is chosen.
    Interested candidates should email a curriculum vitae, a 1 to 3 page summary of 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: The Hospital for Special Surgery is affiliated with the Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University and an equal opportunity employer.

    Howard J. Hillstrom, Ph.D.
    Director, Leon Root, M.D. Motion Analysis Laboratory
    Hospital for Special Surgery
    535 East 70th Street
    New York, N.Y. 10021
    Office: (212) 606-1507; Lab: (212) 606-1215
    Fax: (212) 774-7859; Cell: (215) 802-0447
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