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Motion Analysis and Human Performance Laboratory Biomechanist/Engineer at Texas Children's Hospital

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  • Motion Analysis and Human Performance Laboratory Biomechanist/Engineer at Texas Children's Hospital

    We are searching for a Motion Analysis Lab Biomechanist/Engineer -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will be responsible for all technical aspects of the motion analysis laboratory’s operations. These responsibilities include data collection, data processing, maintenance of clinical and research databases, development and implementation of quality assurance programs, and development of data analysis software. This role provides education, training and support necessary to maintain the integrity of the lab. You will also actively collaborate with key stakeholders to help ensure the delivery of optimal quality care in a cost effective manner in a family centered environment.

    About the Lab
    Texas Children’s Hospital® The Woodlands is a 548,000-square foot full-service pediatric hospital. A hallmark feature of the campus is Texas Children’s Motion Analysis and Human Performance Laboratory, part of the hospital’s nationally ranked Orthopedics program and one of the only pediatric labs of its kind in the state.

    Texas Children’s Motion Analysis and Human Performance Laboratory leverages the expertise of a team of physicians, therapists, biomechanists and exercise physiologists along with state-of-the-art computer and sensor technology to study, analyze and help improve how the human body moves. The laboratory is equipped with a 3D motion capture system, force platforms, force plate instrumented treadmill, electromyography system and a metabolic cart. There are two different clinical focuses of the Motion Analysis and Human Performance Laboratory, traditional clinical gait analysis and sports motion analysis.

    Patients who have been referred to us for clinical gait analysis typically have a movement disorder or underlying medical condition that affects their ability to walk. Clinical gait analysis is used to inform decisions about surgical interventions and/or the need for braces/prosthetic devices to address these movement-related issues. We see patients with a variety of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal conditions including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, brain or spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophies, hip and joint problems or balance disorders.

    Patients who have been referred to us for sports motion analysis are typically athletes with injuries or issues related to athletic performance or specific activities, such as running or throwing. Our wide range of functional and diagnostic assessments are used by physical therapists and sports medicine physicians to inform the athlete’s training and recovery regimens.

    Applications may be submitted using the link below:

    For more information, contact: Eric Dugan, Lab Director at

    About Texas Children's Hospital
    Texas Children’s Hospital - The Woodlands is north Houston’s first true, free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and adolescents. Hospital facilities include 24 emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms and acute care beds, as well as a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.