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.
We are seeking certified prosthetists and prosthetists in
training living in the Seattle area to work with our research
group on clinical prosthetics research projects.
Responsibilities involve collecting subject intake information,
assessing prosthetic fit, participating in data collection
sessions, and providing clinical perspective on research
findings. Our group conducts innovative prosthetic research,
specializing in the development of novel measurement
devices. Current projects involve use of a portable limb fluid
volume monitoring system to identify key factors affecting
amputee limb volume fluctuation and to test new
technologies for accommodation.
Prosthetists are paid hourly for their time, 1 to 15 hours per
Professor Joan Sanders
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: