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    Gait Laboratory Kinesiologist/Engineer

    The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Baylor University Medical
    Center in Dallas, Texas has an opening for a qualified, motivated
    individual as a Kinesiologist/Engineer in the Motion and Performance
    Laboratory. Responsibilities include:

    1. Performing gait analyses on patients referred by clinicians.
    2. Contributing to clinical reports on subjects after gait analysis.
    Developing workable protocols extending to other patient groups, and
    establishing liaison with other clinical gait establishments.
    3. Maintaining and managing a database of gait analyses.
    4. Maintaining and managing the gait laboratory and its equipment.
    5. Developing gait and other types of human movement research projects,
    and aid other researchers with motion related topics.
    6. Developing common dialogue with clinicians and researchers based at
    Baylor University Medical Center and the Tom Landry Sports Research and
    Science Center, aiming to improve understanding of motion analysis.

    This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position. Candidates should have
    the equivalent of an B.S. or M.S. in kinesiology, biomechanics, or
    related engineering field. Applicants with some experience working in a
    clinical or research gait laboratory are preferred. The ideal candidate
    will have a some knowledge of normal and pathologic gait, will
    demonstrate a working knowledge of biomechanical modeling and statistics
    and will possess strong verbal and written communication skills.

    The Gait Analysis Laboratory was established in 1992 and is equipped
    with a five-camera Motion Analysis System, an AMTI force platform, a ten
    channel hardwired EMG system, a treadmill and a K2 Portable Metabolic

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:

    Fabian E. Pollo, Ph.D.
    Director, Motion and Performance Laboratory
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Baylor University Medical Center
    3500 Gaston Avenue
    Dallas, Texas 75246

    Voice: (214) 820-6300
    Fax: (214) 820-1988