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  • Full time Biomechanist/Bioengineer, Hospital Motion lab, Philadelphia, PA

    1. FT-Biomechanist, Motion Analysis Laboratory- Shriners Hosp. for Children, Phila

    Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment at no charge – regardless of financial need. Please visit our website for more information http://www.shrinershospitalsforchild...s/philadelphia

    We are currently recruiting for a full time Biomechanist, Motion Analysis Laboratory.


    Prefer Master of Science Degree or PhD in Kinesiology, Engineering, Biomechanics, Physical Therapy or a related discipline and extensive professional experience.

    1. Monitors and assures proper configuration, integration, and operation of all computer systems, data collection equipment, and associated peripheral devices.
    2. Researches and purchases all hardware and software systems.
    3. Designs and develops gait data collection and reduction hardware and software enhancements as needed.
    4. Works with MAL PT to collect motion capture on clinical and research patients
    5. Assists in research activities including research design, data collection, data analysis, scientific writing.
    6. Monitors data and protocols for accuracy, reliability, and appropriateness.
    7. Serves as backup for testing personnel
    8. Competent in software included Nexus, Polygon, Delsys, Microsoft Access, Visual Basic and MatLab

    • Set-up and calibrate laboratory equipment as needed prior to patient evaluations and research projects; periodically calibrate as indicated by the manufacturer and by quality assurance recommendations. Must exhibit proficiency in processing and analysis of gait data including joint motion, joint force, pedobarograph, joint moments, EMGs and force plate data.

    • Responsible for data collection and processing in Nexus and builds appropriate report templates in polygon.

    • Transfers processed data from Nexus to Polygon and produces initial clinical reports (adds photos, clinical exam data, exports from the database to create word document with correct formatting)

    • Able to perform accurate marker placement, anthropometic measurements and electrode placement. Should be able to resolves data artifact questions.

    • Coordinate age-specific patient and research data collection (e.g., motion capture, analog devices, as needed, etc.); reduce data to graphical and other formats that are appropriate for the clinical or research question being addressed by the evaluation.

    • Able to enhance, operate and develop biomechanical models related to motion analysis

    • Ensure that the laboratory's technical infrastructure (both hardware and software) remains state-of-the-art by reporting the development of new technology, and suggests the appropriate purchase of commercial products.

    • Ensure that patient and research data are backed-up immediately upon completion of data collection; establish and maintain a periodic back-up schedule for all laboratory computer systems.

    • Maintains databases that are currently being utilized and develops databases for future projects. Participates in data collection and complex data queries for both internal and external research projects.

    • Identify new areas of application for biomechanical analyses, and assist with the development of associated new software and protocols for the Laboratory.

    • Interacts professionally with patients and family, while coordinating all aspects of data collection in order to efficiently and accurately complete the test in a minimum of time and discomfort for the patient

    • Assists with maintaining a clean lab, including setting up of equipment and cleaning of equipment after seeing a patient.

    • Contribute to data interpretation conferences with other Laboratory personnel, and with referring physicians or clinicians.

    • If clinical care needs are met and time allows, develops independent internal research projects that advance the lab’s clinical care. As needed assist MAL staff and physicians with the development of clinically relevant research projects

    • Maintain Laboratory documentation in an organized fashion (e.g., quality assurance tests, vendor catalogues, patient and research records, etc.). Plan and organize work properly; establish priorities and allocate time accordingly.

    • Assist with coordination of the referral, scheduling, and confirmation of patient and research subject appointments.

    • Supports the completion of Performance Improvement projects

    • Assists with the training of MAL staff in equipment calibration, data collection, data processing, and report preparation.

    Please contact Alicia Tustin
    Last edited by Ross Chafetz; December 1, 2015, 07:12 AM.