Clinical Gait Engineer,
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre,

The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Trust aims to provide a
Clinical Gait Analysis service at the Oxford Orthopaedic
Engineering Centre. A full time Clinical Gait Engineer
is required. The duties of the Clinical Gait Engineer
will include the following:

1 Perform gait analyses on patients referred by clinicians.
The main patient group will be children with cerebal palsy.

2 Contribute to clinical reports on subjects after gait
analysis. Develop workable protocols, extending to other
patient groups and establish liaison with other clinical
gait establishments.

3 Maintain and manage a database of gait analyses.

4 Maintain and manage the gait laboratory.

5 Develop gait research projects, and aid other researchers
with gait related topics. Provide input to on-going
development of joint and musclo-skeletal models by the
Orthopaedic Mechanics Group.

6 Develop common dialogue with clinicians based at the
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, aiming to improve clinical
understanding of gait analysis.

A physiotherapist will also be appointed, part-time in the first
instance. The facilities at the centre include a fully equipped
gait laboratory using the Oxford Metrics Vicon 370 gait analysis
system, Kistler and AMTI force measurement platforms and a Motion
Control EMG system.

The preferred candidate will hold an engineering degree
(Mechanical or related) and a higher degree in Orthopaedic
Mechanics. Applicants should have experience of gait analysis, preferably
in a clinical setting, and be computer literate, have experience in C, C++
and MS Windows programming. Experience of interfacing transducers and computers
will be an advantage, as will any instrumentation experience.
Training will be provided.

Salary will be on the Clinical Scientist scale about 16,000 pounds.
Applicants should send a CV and any further relevant information;
including the names and addresses of three referees to Dr John O'Connor,
Research Director, Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre,
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, England, OX3 7LD or by
EMAIL to OCONNOR@OX.VAX.AC.UK. Applications close on 15 June 1994.