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Neale, Patricia G.
09-04-2001, 09:49 PM
The Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Mayo Foundation, Rochester,
Minnesota has an opening for a Research Engineer. The position is open
immediately.

The Research Engineer will be involved in all aspects of the research and
clinical services provided by the lab, including project planning, data
collection/analysis, and manuscript preparation. This researcher will
specifically do the following: (1) assist other researchers with kinematic
testing and analysis; (2) design and fabricate basic testing fixtures and
instrumentation; (3) assist with project compilation and manuscript
preparation.

The position requires a B.S./M.S. degree in engineering, computer science,
or movement science. Candidates should have some biomechanics research
experience. The position requires experience with Matlab and LabVIEW
software; knowledge of kinematic/kinetic analysis of human movement; strong
verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
Familiarity with UNIX, finite element analysis, mathematical modeling, and
material testing is advantageous.

The Biomechanics Laboratory is comprised of integrated units made up of
clinicians, research scientists, and allied health staff. Mayo Foundation
is a private, not-for-profit, group practice of medicine providing
comprehensive clinical, research and education programs. The laboratory's
workload is diverse, including motion/strength analysis, computer image
analysis, materials testing, electromagnetic/kinematic testing, anatomical
specimen preparation/testing, instrumentation design and machining. The lab
co-directors are both Ph.D. mechanical engineers. Nine orthopedic surgeons
work part-time in the lab. The lab staff also includes 17 allied health
staff with backgrounds in mechanical engineering, computer programming,
physical therapy, kinesiology, computer-aided design, instrumentation, and
machining. In addition, the lab employs approximately seventeen
post-doctoral or research fellows with backgrounds in orthopedic surgery,
engineering, or physical medicine.

Mayo offers an excellent benefits package, including extensive healthcare
coverage and over 4 weeks paid time off during your first year. Salary is
competitive and commensurate with experience. If interested, please send a
cover letter and resume, targeting job # 01-0003711 to:
Jill Kelly
Mayo Medical Center
Human Resources-OE 1
Rochester, Minnesota 55905
FAX: (507) 284-1445
E-MAIL: kelly.jill@mayo.edu

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