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Motion Lab Biomechanical Engineer/Kinesiologist, Springfield, USA

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  • Motion Lab Biomechanical Engineer/Kinesiologist, Springfield, USA


    Shriners Children’s is very excited to announce a biomechanical engineer/Kinesiologist/related field position at Springfield MA motion analysis center. Shriners Children’s is a family that respects, supports, and values each other. We are engaged in providing excellence in patient care, embracing multi-disciplinary education, and research with global impact. We foster a learning environment that values evidenced based practice, experience, innovation, and critical thinking. Our compassion, integrity, accountability, and resilience defines us as leaders in pediatric specialty care for our children and their families.

    Shriners Children's is committed to our support of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply for any of our career opportunities.

    Shriners requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment in most or all cases, subject to applicable legal requirements that would require further discussion about whether any requested exemptions can be accommodated.

    We have an opportunity for a Motion Analysis Center (MAC) Engineer (or related education). This position is responsible for setting up, operating, monitoring, calibrating and maintaining computer systems and devices used for the acquisition and analysis of kinematic, kinetic, electromyography, and pedobarographic data. Works closely with physical therapists to assess posture and movement patterns for children with neuromuscular, skeletal and other pediatric orthopaedic issues.
    Also responsible for coordinating/scheduling of patients. Interfaces with hospital information system and participates in clinical research.

    Shriners Children’s Springfield MAC is one of fourteen MAC within the Shriners Children network. This position will include mentorship and collaboration with our network of MAC that includes 6 PhD and 4 Masters level engineers. Our goal is provide the best state of the art clinical care while developing best practices for the pediatric population.

    Plans Data Collection:
    • Works collaboratively with motion analysis staff to determine data required for motion assessment and selects appropriate sequence for testing.
    • Set up data acquisition, test and movement equipment and accessories for every evaluation.
    • Confers with motion lab therapist to plan assessment and review unusual or unfamiliar testing procedures.

    Performs Quality Assurance Testing:
    • Performs quality assurance protocols at their designated frequency.
    • Performs quality check and calibrations of motion lab equipment, including EMG system, infra-red cameras, foot pressure mapping system and force plates.
    • Participate in on going quality improvement projects and clinically appropriate research projects

    Implements Daily Back-up
    • Implements a daily backup strategy for all critical patient data.
    • Updates and maintains labs software required for data acquisition and local database for processing/storing collected data.
    Patient Assessment
    • Assists the Physical Therapist with clinical examination of strength, range of motion and motor control.
    • Performs all data collection with patients
    • Processes all required data including EMG, kinematics, kinetics, and pressures.
    • Analysis all collected data for artifacts and ensures clinical data quality

    Bachelor’s degree in biomechanical engineer, biomedical engineer, kinesiology, exercise physiology, a related field is required, Masters Degree or higher preferred

    2 years plus experience in a Motion Analysis Laboratory setting strongly preferred but not required. Willing to train an exceptional new grad.

    Please contact Ross Chafetz and John Donlin

    Ross Chafetz, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH
    Corporate Director of Motion Analysis Centers
    Director of Motion Analysis Center Philadelphia
    3551 North Broad Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19140

    JD Donlin (he/him)
    Regional Director Human Resources
    Boston, Erie & Springfield Shriners Hospital for Children
    508 340 6232
    Last edited by Ross Chafetz; December 20, 2022, 05:19 PM.