Health Research Scientist
The Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research &
Development Center of Excellence for Limb Loss Prevention and
Prosthetic Engineering (Seattle, WA) is soliciting applications for a
principle investigator to join our established research team. The
mission of our Center is to improve the quality of life and
functional status of Veterans who are at risk for lower limb
amputation and Veterans who are amputees. The major responsibility of
the successful applicant will be to initiate and conduct scientific
research related to furthering this mission. The complexity of this
research will necessarily include both theoretical and experimental
investigations comprised of a series of complete and conceptually-
related studies involving multi-disciplinary approaches and
collaborations. These studies shall answer important questions, open
new avenues for further study and result in important changes to
existing interventions and clinical practices related to amputation
prevention and the rehabilitation of amputees.

Center investigators collaborate with University of Washington
Departments of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation
Medicine, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Biology and the
Applied Physics Laboratory. The purpose of the Center's research is
to provide further understanding of biomechanics and applications in
the fields of orthopaedics, rehabilitation, amputation prevention,
gait analysis and prosthetic design. This work has the potential for
having a major impact on the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation
of veterans and non-veterans suffering physical trauma and diminished
lower limb function.

The duties of the successful applicant will include: defining
problems of clinical relevance, formulating appropriate hypotheses,
developing new approaches, methods and techniques as needed,
supervising and training laboratory staff, interpreting results and
communicating their significance.

This position requires a Ph.D. degree appropriate to the applicant’s
field of research. The ability to conduct scientific research must be
demonstrated through authorship of one or more manuscripts of
significant interest and value. Ability to attract investigator-
initiated funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other
government and/or non-government agencies is of considerable importance.

No phone calls please. Interested candidates (U.S. citizens only)
should e-mail or mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact
information for three references to:

William Ledoux, Ph.D.

VA Puget Sound, ms 151

1660 S. Columbian Way

Seattle, WA 98108