Sep 16, 2021

UC Davis/Shriners Engineer - Motion Analysis Center

  • University of California Davis
  • Davis, CA

Job Description

Engineer – Motion Analysis Center The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UC Davis and Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California (SHCNC) is recruiting a Project Scientist Ph.D. level Engineer to work in our Motion Analysis Center (MAC). The UC Davis Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is the premier surgical service provider in the greater Sacramento region and beyond and is based on the UC Davis Health campus. SHCNC, the region’s foremost providers of specialized treatment for pediatric orthopaedics, spinal cord injuries, burns and reconstructive plastic surgery. Sacramento, California is an easily accessible, family-oriented city in close proximity to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the California coast, and Napa Valley. The Project Scientist makes significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in his/her academic discipline. The appointee possesses the subject matter expertise and the creative energy necessary to function at a high level of competence. The appointee will participate in activities to increase, improve, or upgrade competency in the MAC. Appointees with Project Scientist series may engage in University and public service. They do not have teaching responsibilities. Although the Project Scientist is expected to work independently under the general guidance of an academic member with an independent research program (i.e., Professor, Professional Researcher, etc.), they are not required to develop an independent research program or reputation. The Project Scientist will carry out research or creative programs with supervision by an individual in an academic title that carries with it automatic Principal status. The Project Scientist does not usually serve as a Principal Investigator but may do so by exception. EXPECTATIONS This individual provides technical oversight of the measuring and computing equipment in the MAC, and plans for the development of new measurement and analysis services as warranted by developments in the field of quantitative motion analysis and patient care needs in the hospital. This person instructs MAC staff on measurement technology and technical equipment operation for studies performed in the MAC and leads development of biomechanical coding. In conjunction with the MAC Medical Director, the engineer develops projects that enhance the quality of data collection and interpretation, answer clinical questions, improve patient care, or document treatment outcomes. The engineer works with Orthopaedic Surgeons and Physiatrists associated with the Cerebral Palsy and Myelomeningocele Program, Sports Medicine Service, and Spinal Deformity Service to define research initiatives and directs the technical activities of these projects. The engineer provides education in areas of expertise to hospital staff, fellows, residents and medical students in appropriate forums. This individual is expected to contribute significantly to a grant. This individual may be expected to lead research programs and will contribute to writing of grant proposals and publications. For the full position description and to apply, visit: This recruitment is conducted at the assistant/associate rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant/associate rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications. The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety. The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pas s an E-Verify check. UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco- free campus

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