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Biomechanics Research Engineer - High Point University, High Point, NC USA

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  • Biomechanics Research Engineer - High Point University, High Point, NC USA

    The Physical Therapy Human Biomechanics Research Assistant is responsible for assisting the Director of the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory in areas of research, education, and outreach. As such, this individual should be highly organized, extremely detail oriented, and be able to manage multiple tasks with ease. In this position, candidates will be expected to demonstrate sound judgment, professional etiquette, and exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills. In addition to having a "can-do" attitude and pleasant demeanor, candidates must have excellent communication skills that will allow them to interact with a diverse group of people.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Data collection and processing from instrumentation within the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory (i.e. 3D motion capture, force platforms, accelerometers, electromyographic sensors, pressure sensors, etc.)
    • The ability to quality control and calibrate motion analysis systems
    • The ability to assist laboratory personnel in technical procedures.
    • Design and perform experiments and record data according to research protocol
    • Independently reproduce, evaluate, research and improve techniques currently used and adapt new methods to existing procedures

    Required Qualifications:
    • Masters degree within biomedical engineering, kinesiology or a biomechanics related field
    • A working knowledge and desire to reliably collect, process and analyze biomechanical and neuromuscular data
    • Experience with data reduction and processing with Matlab and Visual3D software packages

    Preferred Qualifications:
    The abilities to assist in student education, to aid in grant development and to perform general computer troubleshooting and to regularly meet deadlines are highly desired.

    The start date for this full-time permanent position within the Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University is as early March 1, 2016.

    Please email CV and cover letter to Kevin Ford, PhD (