University of Washington
Seattle, WA

About $65,000 - $92,000 a year

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The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, ranked #3 in US News & World Report, is a complex academic and clinical department in the School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, which include the UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, VA Hospitals, and Children’s Hospital. The Department includes Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy,Prosthetics & Orthotics, Neuropsychology, and Vocational Rehabilitation units, as well as four undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In addition the department hosts six federally funded Centers and attracts more than $13 million in grants from various funding sources.

The University of Washington, Possibility Research Lab currently has an outstanding opportunity for a qualified part time 50% RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 1 to help run day-to-day activities in sport performance and injury-related studies and assist with laboratory management as needed. The successful candidate will work primarily in-the-field and also work in the Amplify Movement and Performance Lab, which is a shared interdisciplinary space housing biomechanists, engineers, and clinical researchers specializing in human movement analysis and performance optimization. Knowledge of biomechanics, signal processing, and statistics would be highly beneficial for this position. The candidate must also have strong organizational and communication skills.

This position is available immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. The position start date is flexible. This is a part-time (50% time). It is funded for one year, and may be extended and expanded to full-time, depending on availability of research funds.

Develop novel algorithms and filters that transform data from inertial sensors to quantitative metrics of human movement and performance. Examples of movements to be analyzed include running, sprinting, jumping, hitting, pitching, and rowing
Collect data for a variety of human movement analysis studies, using IMU motion analysis systems, instrumented treadmill, insole force and pressure sensors, force platforms, high-speed cameras, wireless EMG, breath-by-breath metabolic gas analyzers, optical and traditional lactate meters, timing gates, and dynamometers
Data processing, including development of processing and analysis pipelines using Matlab
Administrative responsibilities related to clinical assessment services offered by lab, including responding to inquiries, scheduling clients, database management, supporting assessment staff, data collection, and report generation
Maintain laboratory equipment and documentation, and order supplies
Contribute to reports and publications, as needed
Train laboratory staff in equipment, laboratory policies, and data analysis pipelines, and supervise student research assistants
Coordinate upkeep and troubleshooting of equipment and software
Create electronic databases for data monitoring
Option to design hardware and software that enable evaluation of on-field sport performance

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Engineering, Physics, or related discipline (Master’s degree preferred)
Detail oriented and self-motivated with capacity to manage and coordinate several study-related tasks concurrently
One year of experience in biomechanics instrumentation, data collections, signal processing analysis, and research principles
Position involves close interaction with faculty, staff, clinicians, and graduate/undergraduate students; successful candidates should have strong interpersonal and communication skills and willingness to work on a cross-disciplinary team.
Fluency in Matlab (additional expertise in Python, R, or other programming languages preferred)
Applicants with prior industry (or applied science) experience will be given preference.

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