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11-22-2005, 02:49 AM
New Industry Position Announcement

Title: Senior R&D Engineer, Computational Biomechanics
Location: Tennessee


This position is responsible for conducting finite element analyses of
orthopedic medical devices (implants, instrumentation) and materials. This
includes active participation in research programs and the product development
cycle. Responsibilities include conducting computational analyses, coordinating
outsourced analyses, and managing external computational research activities.
Strong research experience, project management, creative problem solving,
and solid communication skills are essential.
Conduct finite element analyses (FEA) of orthopedic medical devices
(implants and instrumentation) and materials
Coordinate outsourcing of computational analyses including the review of
work requests, monitoring of work progress, and review of work product
Manage external computational research activities carried out in
Review proposals for FEA-related research studies
Promote the benefit of front-line FEA as an integral part of the product
development cycle for design optimization
Develop the quality system for computational biomechanics activities
Draft documentation for analysis work (such as analysis plans, validation
activities, technical reports, etc.)
Publish and present work in peer-reviewed venues and publications
Actively participate in standards (ASTM, ISO) development and industry
conferences in the area of FEA for orthopaedic devices
Partner with biomechanical testing and product development teams to
identify, develop, and validate analysis tools to accelerate the new product
development cycle
Seek opportunities to promote the usefulness of FEA for regulatory
Prioritize workload and determine the level of computational complexity
required to answer the analysis questions
Mentor research and product development staff in the basic use of FEA
Work with Information Management department to ensure a highly efficient,
high performance computing environment
Liaise with other business units to share and learn best practices for
in-house computational analysis groups
Practice and promote good practices and rigor in research techniques, record
keeping, and documentation in order to comply with internal and external
quality standards/requirements
Analyze, interpret, draw conclusions, and provide product design advice from
results of analyses
Disseminate and present test results and conclusions from internal and
external activities
Constantly strive to enhance efficiency in procedures without a compromise
in quality
Interface with orthopedic surgeons
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a
related field with two years of experience in medical device computational
analyses. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering,
or a related field with four years of related work experience in medical
device computational analyses will be considered.

Demonstrable CAD and FEA numerical modeling skills
Solid background in structural mechanics and experience with non-linear FEA
Proven ability in defining issues to be addressed, efficiently working
through problems and solutions, collaborating with teammates to reach the best
solution, and documentation results in a concise and complete manner

Experience with physical testing techniques and equipment
Facility with engineering design, drafting, & GD&T
Understanding of manufacturing & machining techniques
Understanding of statistical analysis techniques
Understanding of good laboratory practices
Experience in biomedical engineering research
Excellent communication skills (oral, written)
Excellent technical writing skills

Ability to mentor junior professionals

Exposure to clinical orthopaedics
Ability to work on cross-functional teams
Ability to build customer relationships, understand customer requirements,
and deliver high quality results in a timely fashion
Experience with Iiaising with regulatory bodies (e.g. FDA, …)
Possession of publication record (technical, clinical)
Ability to travel occasionally (approximately 10%)

CONTACT: If you have interest and meet the criteria, please submit a resume
with three references to:
Nancy Rowe
(724) 335-4544 Phone
_nrowe1@aol.com_ (mailto:nrowe1@aol.com)