Department: MED-Physical Med & Rehab Salary/Grade: EXS/8
The Prosthetist-Orthotist will support the research agenda of the NorthwesternUniversityProsthetics-OrthoticsCenter. The laboratory is actively engaged in multiple projects related to prosthetics, orthotics, and rehabilitation engineering and science. The Prosthetist-Orthotist will primarily be responsible for fabricating and fitting prostheses and orthoses on individuals participating in research studies. Additionally, they will assist in the design, development, and evaluation of prosthetic and orthotic components as well as assume a role in the dissemination of research results. The position will also assist in conducting experiments assessing human performance with prostheses and orthoses, including recruitment efforts and coordination/scheduling of research subjects for data collection sessions, as well as providing input on the analysis and interpretation of study results.
*Note: Not all aspects of the job are covered by this job description.
Performs clinical fabrication and fitting of prostheses and orthoses for research subjects; (45%)
Contributes to development of new prosthetic and orthotic technology; (10%)
Presents documentation of work performed for internal and external (publications and meetings) purposes; (5%)
Contributes to analysis and interpretation of data collected from experiments; (10%)
Conducts experiments with or without human subjects; (15%)
Assists with research subject recruitment and scheduling data collection sessions; (10%)
Performs related duties as required or assigned. (5%)
A Master’s degree in Prosthetics-Orthotics (or an equivalent degree) or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
ABC certified in prosthetics and orthotics practice (i.e., CPO).
Two years of clinical practice experience in prosthetics and orthotics.
A degree in biomedical, mechanical, or electrical engineering (or an equivalent degree) or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired;
Experience with prosthetics and orthotics research;
Experience with MATLAB;
Experience using biomechanical assessment tools (motion capture systems, force plates, electromyography, and metabolic measurement systems) to quantify human performance.
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