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  • Biomedical Research Engineer - Gait Lab

    The Texas Back Institute currently has an opening for a Biomedical Research Engineer in our Gait Lab which will be responsible for the following: collecting, processing, and storing clinical motion analysis and pain data; set up and calibration of motion analysis equipment; assisting with the coordination of field based research equipment, data and patients/subjects; maintaining and augmenting software for clinical care and research; Programming new tools and analysis applications.

    Essential Functions

    • Collection and processing of kinematic, kinetic, EMG, force-plate, and foot pressure data for clinical and research analysis.
    • Initialization, set up, and calibration of motion analysis, EMG, and foot pressure software systems.
    • Data management including data storage and organization for clinical and research projects.
    • Completing timely documentation as required by departmental and enterprise standards.
    • Completes all mandatory training which may include, but is not limited to safety, environmental, corporate compliance, HIPAA, bioterrorism, and program specific training.
    • Participates in conflict identification and resolution. Works cooperatively with other members of the team, as well as other Texas Back Institute associates.
    • Assists in maintenance of department space and equipment.
    • Professional Development: Independently seeks to expand knowledge and through literature, in-services, courses and mentorships.
    • Participation in Continuous Improvement projects. Actively contributes to daily management system.
    • Program Development: Stays current on technological aspects of position and develops ties with professional organizations. Excellent technical/computer skills
    • Participation in activities to increase program use, awareness and marketing.
    • Assist with on-boarding and training of students, department clinical staff, support personnel, and volunteers.
    • Presenting research studies at regional and national meetings and conferences.
    • Possesses trouble shooting skills of computer platforms, all software programs and all Gait Lab instrumentation.

    Education/Skills required

    • Advanced education - Masters Degree preferred
    • Degree in Biomechanics, Biomechanical Engineering, or Kinesiology is preferred.
    • 1-2 years’ experience with motion analysis equipment including high speed video motion analysis system, force- plates, electromyography, and foot pressure systems.
    • Excellent Computer Knowledge and Skills: word processing, databases, and spreadsheets.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Displays a positive attitude and optimism about the organization and work to be done.

    Job Type: Part-time
    Salary: $14.00 to $15.00 /hour


    • Biomechanics, Biomechanical Engineering or Kinesiology: 1 year
    • Biomedical Engineering: 1 year
    • motion analysis equipment: 1 year


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