Motion Analysis Lab Biomechanist

Position: Motion Analysis Lab Biomechanist

Job ID: 161195

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: WOO GAIT LAB

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a -5p

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Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is north Houston’s first true, free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and adolescents. Hospital facilities include 24 emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms and acute care beds, as well as a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Motion Analysis Lab Biomechanist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will ensure motion analysis laboratory operations, maintenance, and calibration of equipment, manages systems operations, data management, participate in program development, provide technical guidance and participate in the clinical and research functions of the Motion Analysis Lab Program.  This role provides education, training and support necessary to maintain the integrity of the lab. You will also actively collaborate with key stakeholders to help ensure the delivery of optimal quality care in a cost-effective manner in a family centered environment.


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Responsibilities :

  • Monitors and assures proper configuration, integration, and operation of all computer systems, data collection, equipment and associated peripheral devices in the motion analysis lab
  • Diagnoses equipment malfunctions, trouble shoots, repairs or replaces equipment parts to ensure that complete data collection is possible and that problems are resolved in a timely manner
  • Works in collaboration with motion analysis physical therapist(s) to collect motion capture on clinical and research patients
  • Assists in research activities including research design, data collection, data analysis and scientific writing
  • Investigates equipment options, makes recommendations for departmental upgrades or additions, and makes arrangements for purchase of new equipment in coordination with Materials Management
  • Works in collaboration with manufacturers and presents new ideas and suggestions for software and equipment improvements and optimization
  • Provides education and training in the use of new equipment and in the maintenance and safe use of all departmental equipment
  • Informs leader or designee of all patient/personal injury or unsafe situations, anticipated problems and unusual situations. Completes appropriate related documentation within 24 hours according to hospital policy


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
  • Master’s degree in biomechanics, engineering, exercise physiology, exercise science or neuroscience required
  • 5 years’ experience in motion analysis field required
  • Experience with Matlab, R, or Python preferred
  • Vicon experience preferred

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