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  • CFI RESEARCH ASSISTANT

    Applications are now being solicited from highly motivated individuals
    for an immediately available Research Assistant position in the Military
    Performance Laboratory (MPL), at the Center for the Interpid (CFI), Fort
    Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.

    This facility was developed to provide state-of-the-art care for injured
    service members, as they work to return to the highest levels of
    physical, psychological, and emotional function. The center provides
    injured Service members with the best technology available to precisely
    assess and maximize physical performance. Personnel from the center
    provide clinical gait analysis services, conduct research to improve
    patient management, and provide education and training in leading-edge
    care and rehabilitation of the amputee patient.

    The available position is Full Time in direct support of research
    protocols. The associated projects will examine the influence of new
    microprocessor controlled prosthetic devices on physical performance in
    individuals who have sustained lower extremity amputation. The
    incumbent will ensure timely completion of research protocols and assist
    with activities related to data collection, processing and management
    within the lab. For more information regarding the Center for the
    Intrepid (CFI) please view: http://www.smithgroup.com/?id=536


    The incumbent will serve as a contract employee working for Medpro
    Technologies, (MedPro, www.medpro-tech.us )
    a highly specialized firm recognized for its excellence in Life
    Sciences, Biomedical R&D Services, Medical Informatics and Applied
    Science Services. Interested candidates should apply on line at:
    www.medpro-tech.us and may send resumes
    to: Sharon.dees@specpro-inc.com

    The Military Performance Laboratory (MPL) is a 5,300 sq foot state of
    the art facility with capabilities that include a 24 camera Motion
    Analysis Corporation motion capture system, 8 force plates in the main
    walkway and an inclining walkway that provides the ability to assess
    kinetics and kinematics during stair and slope ambulation.

    Essential Duties (90%)

    -Conduct kinematic and kinetic data collection and processing

    -Maintain files on research subjects, maintain equipment and computer
    resources

    -Assist with explaining protocols and obtaining signed consent, assist
    the supervisor in preparing annual progress reports, and manuscripts on
    the results of research studies.

    -Provide administrative support.

    Other Duties (10%)

    -Maintain sufficient supplies for function of the lab, assist with
    interpretation of data, and perform other duties as assigned

    Required Knowledge/Skills

    -Candidate must have a Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution,
    Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support and working knowledge of
    biomechanics

    -Familiarity with the function of gait laboratories and research
    protocols is desirable.

    -Knowledge of procedures and techniques necessary for performing
    research tasks is favorable.

    -Candidates must possess interpersonal skills to work effectively with
    patients and staff, be comfortable working with computer software,
    including: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and have a willingness
    to learn and trouble shoot computer related issues.

    -Knowledge of MATLAB, EVART, NEXUS and/or Visual3D is highly desirable.

    -Candidates MUST have U.S. citizenship or the ability to obtain
    citizenship, and be able to pass a government background investigation






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