Nemours/A. I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington Delaware is hiring a biomechanical research engineer in the gait laboratory. The Gait Lab Biomedical Research Engineer is responsible for the following: collecting, processing, and storing clinical motion analysis data; the 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, foot pressure, and oxygen consumption data for clinical and research analysis.
  • Initialization, set up, and calibration of motion analysis, EMG, foot pressure, and metabolic hardware and software systems.
  • Data management including data storage and organization for clinical and research projects.
  • Completing timely documentation as required by departmental and enterprise standards.
  • Maintains knowledge of and familiarity with insurance referral/authorization process and documentation requirements related to therapy services.
  • Completes all mandatory training
  • Team Work: Participates in conflict identification and resolution. Works cooperatively with other members of the team, as well as other Nemours associates.
  • Assists in maintenance of department space and equipment.
  • Professional Development: Independently seeks to expand knowledge and through literature, in-services, courses and mentorships.
  • Research: Serve as PI on research projects utilizing the Gait Lab or Gait Lab patient population or clinical data.
  • Apply for grants to fund research.

Performance Skills:

  • Possess excellence in required technical/computer skills and stays current on the technological aspects of the job.
  • Possesses trouble shooting skills of computer platforms (PX, Macintosh), all software programs and all Gait Lab instrumentation.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Nemours Standards of Behavior.
  • Works cooperatively and collaboratively with the team.
  • Thinks pro-actively; schedules time efficiently; works independently.
  • Possess the ability to work well with others; builds and fosters professional relationships.
  • Possesses a willingness to accept change.
  • Takes direction; accepts feedback, makes suggestions.
  • Regular attendance is required.
  • Possesses good listening, written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.


  • Degree in Biomechanics, Biomechanical Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
  • 3-5 years experience with motion analysis equipment including high speed video motion analysis system, force- plates, electromyography, foot pressure analysis systems, and oxygen analysis systems.

Applicants can apply here:
For more information contact Chris Church,