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Biomechanics/Simulation Lab Manager

Marist College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 21, 2022

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Position Title:

Biomechanics/Simulation Lab Manager


School of Science

Job Summary:

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and the Physician Assistant Program at Marist College is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as the laboratory manager for our Patient Simulation Lab and our Movement Analysis Lab. This individual will work in collaboration with faculty of both programs in the didactic and research aspects of the program. The individual will be responsible for the day to day operations of the laboratories, equipment calibration and maintenance, collection and analysis of data, and assist in the delivery of educational laboratory experiences. The manager coordinates and supports faculty efforts across both academic programs in accordance with accreditation educational requirements and for the purpose of ongoing faculty research. This full-time 12-month position. The state-of-the-art Simulation and Movement Analysis laboratories provide an exciting opportunity for collaborative research in this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree or higher in biomechanics, engineering (biomedical or mechanical) or computer science and possess experience collecting and processing optical motion capture data.

Essential Functions:
  • Manage day-to-day operations in the Movement Analysis and Simulation Laboratories
  • Manage data collection
  • Maintain laboratory & simulation equipment
  • Schedule data collection sessions (in conjunction with faculty)
  • Calibrate technologies and collect data
  • Troubleshoot technological issues
  • Catalog data
  • Conduct and manage all stages of data processing
  • Maintain a meticulous and up-to-date catalog of data processing statuses
  • Supervise lab assistants
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of biomechanical reports
  • Remain abreast of technological advancements in biomechanical measurement
  • Conduct reviews to summarize scientific literature
  • Assist with other Movement Science initiatives on an ad hoc basis
  • Inventory PA Program supplies
  • Operate simulation software during practical examinations
  • Assist in task trainer set up and take down
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Acute familiarity operating motion capture hardware and software (BTS models)
  • Adeptness calibrating, configuring and operating standard biomechanics lab hardware
  • Demonstrated expertise in motion capture data processing
  • Proficiency in computer software e.g. Python is highly desirable
  • Ability to review and critically evaluate scientific literature
  • Experience with medical equipment & terminology
Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & 3 Professional References

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit

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Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

M-F 8:30AM-5:00PM

Hours per Week:



Marist College Main Campus

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

Advertised: June 21, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
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