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Kim Mitchell
06-21-2006, 02:53 AM
Position Title: Biomedical Research Engineer Date: June 2006
Employer: Orthopaedic Research Laboratory Location: West Palm
Beach, FL

The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory is an international, not-for-profit
organization located in Florida that improves mobility and quality of life
through orthopaedic research, education and clinical excellence for
individuals with physical limitations. An opportunity exists for a
biomedical engineer to work with a diverse team of engineers, researchers
and clinicians in the evaluation of orthopaedic implants and human motion.
Responsibilities can include implementation of experimental design and
measurement, product design, development and execution of test protocols,
and writing reports for publication. This position requires substantial
independent effort, as well as ongoing interaction with the Director of
Research and Medical Director.

Qualified candidates will have, at minimum, a Master's degree in Mechanical
Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related field with emphasis in
biomechanics or biomaterials. Candidates must have experience in research
and product evaluation or product design. This position will provide
technical support to the materials testing and implant retrieval labs.
Knowledge of mechanical testing (Instron or equivalent hydraulic test
frames; LabView or equivalent control software), computer aided design
(SolidWorks or equivalent design software) and computer programming is a
plus.

The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory has recently expanded its research
operations into a new 5,000 square foot facility at Good Samaritan Medical
Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Programs are focused on in vivo and in
vitro evaluation of orthopaedic implants and human musculoskeletal
biomechanics. We have collaborated with more than 30 international
institutions with research encompassing fluoroscopic joint kinematics,
implant retrieval analysis, gait analysis, sports biomechanics, mechanical
testing, and implant design. Major analytical equipment consists of a
scanning electron microscope, an energy dispersive x-ray spectrometer, a 3D
digital coordinate measuring stylus, a biaxial hydraulic press, a six camera
motion capture system with dual force plates, histological cutting and
grinding equipment, and light microscopes.

The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory offers competitive salary and benefits.
It is anticipated that the start date for this position will be in 3-6
months. Qualified applicants are requested to email resumes to
heidi.anderson-thomas@biomotion.org with "research engineer" in the subject
line.

Kim Mitchell
Director Motion Analysis Laboratory
The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory