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10-15-2004, 06:28 AM
Research Engineer/Biomechanist Position Open, Houston, Texas

The Institute of Orthopedic Research and Education in Houston, Texas has
several immediate openings, from entry level to senior level, for engineers
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

5) Collaborate with engineers, staff, residents, fellows and faculty in
performing research studies.


The desired candidates 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


fax: 713-986-7571

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