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  • Revised Position Announcement

    The Motion Analysis Laboratory (MAL), at the Shriners Hospitals for
    Children, Erie PA, USA, is pleased to announce an immediate opening for a
    full-time, licensed Physical Therapist. Parallel programs in clinical and
    research Biomechanics will offer an attractive blend of professional
    activities within the MAL.

    This core member of the MAL team will provide clinical support by
    performing musculoskeletal examinations, fine-wire EMG analyses, and by
    taking part in patient care conferences. Technical duties will include
    cross-training in equipment calibration, biomechanical data collection,
    reduction and interpretation, and new protocol development. The Therapist
    will act as clinical liaison for the MAL within the community, and in
    professional societies. Clinical use for the MAL will focus initially on
    the restoration of gait in children with neuromuscular and skeletal
    disease. Basic and applied research programs augment gait analyses and
    more general human movement protocols.

    The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or Master's degree in
    Physical Therapy with current or potential licensure in Pennsylvania; a
    Master's degree in Biomechanics or related field; and certification in
    fine-wire EMG analyses. Experience with instrumented gait analysis is
    needed, and an interest in general Biomechanics of human movement will
    facilitate new protocol development. Though not required, familiarity with
    Vicon motion capture systems, calculus, and vector algebra are desirable.

    The existing Motion Analysis Laboratory was built in the Fall of 1997, and
    will be moved to a new wing of this orthopedic hospital early in 1999.
    Equipment includes a six-camera Vicon 370 system, two moveable AMTI force
    plates, surface and fine-wire EMG instrumentation (Motion Lab Systems), a
    Panasonic S-VHS observational video system, and several networked
    laboratory computers. The city of Erie is located in the northwest corner
    of Pennsylvania, along the shores of Lake Erie, and is adjacent to rolling,
    tree covered hills. Several universities and medical centers offer
    collaboration locally, and metropolitan areas in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and
    Buffalo are within a comfortable two hour drive.

    Please send your curriculum vitae and a brief statement of your interests
    to Dr. Buczek at the address below. Electronic copies will be accepted
    initially, but please also send originals through the mail. (EOE/m/f/v/h,
    Shriners Hospitals for Children maintains a drug free workplace.)

    Frank L. Buczek, Jr., Ph.D.
    Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory
    Shriners Hospitals for Children
    1645 West 8th Street
    Erie, PA 16505, USA

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