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mconditt99
01-25-2001, 02:29 AM
Research Engineer/Biomechanist Position Open, Houston, Texas

The Institute of Orthopedic Research and Education in Houston, Texas has an
immediate opening for an engineer interested in orthopedic biomechanics
research. The laboratory is dedicated to the design and evaluation of total
hip replacement (THR) systems. Areas of focus include simulation of
prosthetic function during functional activities in a cadaveric model,
fixation of designed components into their host bones and quantitative
analysis of surgical procedures. Experimental studies are conducted in
conjunction with dynamic computer simulation, finite element analysis and
visualization of joint motion before and after THR. The successful
applicant will report to Philip C. Noble, PhD, the Director of Research.

Specific duties include:
1) Perform experimental and theoretical research studies in biomechanics
and/or biomaterials.
2) Analyze experimental data.
3) Develop computer visualization and simulation software routines.
4) Develop and construct experimental testing devices, both hardware and
software.
5) Collaborate with engineers, staff, residents, fellows and faculty in
performing research studies.

Qualifications:
The desired candidate should have a degree in mechanical or biomedical
engineering with knowledge and experience in research design and analysis
and an interest in orthopedic biomechanics. Matlab, C/C++ and CAD
experience required. Knowledge and experience with mechanical equipment and
electronics is highly advantageous.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Qualified
applicants should send a cover letter, and resume or cv to the attention of:
Michael Conditt, PhD
mconditt@bcm.tmc.edu
fax: 713-986-7571

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