Prosthetics research is
rewarding because we directly
impact the quality of life of
people with limb loss. Teamwork
is a fun and essential
component in our field. Our lab
group members interact with
each other extensively each day.
Research subjects visit the lab
approximately twice a week.
Postdoctoral fellow -
Computational shape analysis
Graduate research assistants
Undergraduate research assistants
We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to extend our socket
and limb shape analysis efforts (see Advanced Socket
Fabrication). The individual should have expertise in
geometric morphometrics or a related field and proficiency in
We are looking for highly motivated Masters level and PhD level students in engineering
(bio, electrical, mechanical), rehabilitation medical sciences, and related disciplines. We
are currently seeking students interested in starting small businesses upon completion of
their degrees. Currently available projects require skills in either outcomes assessment or
Launching a career or taking a new direction
New employees, both staff and students, typically come to our
lab from a background other than prosthetics. Most new lab
members have fewer than five years of work experience, and are
starting a new career direction or working in research before
going to graduate school.
Unlike most academic research facilities, our lab has an
industry-based real-world attitude and culture. We improve
clinical care, and we move forward very quickly, almost at a
corporate pace. The work is hard but rewarding.
We are currently looking to fill the following positions:
We have had over 50 undergraduate student researchers in our lab, and many of them
made major contributions and were co-authors on peer-reviewed publications.
Undergraduates typically work on a new project that is tangential to our primary research
efforts. We are currently looking for a student to complete the following project:
PEQ PROJECT: The Prosthesis Evaluation Questionnaire (PEQ) is a survey used regularly
in the prosthetics industry. We are creating a computer based version of the survey for
rapid data collection and processing during subject testing. The envisioned result is a
custom application written for the iPad or other tablet. The application will allow for
intuitive and accurate data entry. For each survey the application will produce a data file
for easy data transfer to a database or custom data processing software.
A half-time position is available for a person with expertise in professional presentation to
help disseminate research findings. The presentation audience will be clinical
practitioners, people who use prosthetic limbs, funding agencies, and the general public.
We seek a person capable of making dynamic and interesting materials and publications,
as well as a person excited to interact with news and professional business people.