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Research Assistant position at the VA Puget Sound

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  • Research Assistant position at the VA Puget Sound

    The Henry Jackson Foundation is seeking a Research Assistant II located in the Center for Limb Loss and MoBility (CLiMB) at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, WA. This is a full-time position in direct support of research protocols involving assessment and training of individuals who have experienced limb trauma or amputation. The incumbent will assist with all activities related to data collection, processing and management within the Biomechanics Laboratory of the CLiMB.

    1. Assist collection and processing of motion analysis and metabolic data
    2. Synthesize test session results and generate reports
    3. Assist with explaining protocols and obtaining informed consent
    4. Maintain files on research subjects
    5. Maintain equipment and computer resources
    6. Perform other duties as assigned

    Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Working knowledge of biomechanics and familiarity with the function of gait laboratories and research protocols is desirable. Interpersonal skills to work effectively with patients and staff. Ability to learn new software quickly, troubleshoot computer related issues, and provide a high attention to detail. Knowledge of Matlab, Vicon Nexus, Cortex, and Visual 3D is highly desirable.

    Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Candidate must have a Bachelorís degree (Masterís strongly preferred) inBiomedical/Biomechanical/Mechanical Engineering, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physiology or related field from an accredited institution.

    Work Environment: The work environment is that of motion analysis laboratory located in a research center within a VA hospital.

    To apply or for additional information, please visit
    Rolling review of candidates will begin December 14.