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    Director, The Penn Human Performance Center

    The position is responsible for the supervision and operations of The Penn Human Performance Center (Gait Analysis, Motion Analysis, Sports Testing, and Performance Research) within the Penn Musculoskeletal Center ( This role provides leadership direction, and development for its entire operation. This includes development and management of a clinical infrastructure to support gait analysis, motion analysis and sports performance testing. The Director is also responsible for the development and writing of research grant proposal submissions to funding agencies and related internal regulatory departments for review.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a doctorate degree within biomechanics, biomedical engineering, kinesiology or a related field with hands on experience in a research laboratory collecting and processing 3-D motion analysis data. The following are considered strong assets for the applicant: 5 to 7 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience working in biomechanics laboratory; working knowledge and desire to reliably collect, process and analyze biomechanical and neuromuscular data; ability to quality control and calibrate motion analysis systems; experience with data reduction and processing with Matlab and Visual3D software packages; and ability to assist and direct laboratory personnel in technical procedures; and ability to develop and write grant proposals for funding. Other desired abilities are to design and perform experiments and record data according to research protocol, independently reproduce and evaluate research and improve techniques currently used and adapt new methods to existing procedures. Also the abilities to assist in clinical analyses, to aid in grant development and to perform general computer troubleshooting and to regularly meet deadlines are highly desired. Must pass Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment.

    Application Process: Review of applications will begin August 16, 2014. Required application materials: cover letter outlining leadership experience, practice philosophy and detailed research expertise. Curriculum vitae and contact information for three references are also required. These materials should be submitted to:

    Interested applicants should also apply for the position at

    All application materials should be submitted in their entirety by this August 15, 2014 to ensure full consideration.
    Last edited by Greg Myer; July 9, 2014, 12:39 PM.