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Surya Pratap Rai
09-05-2006, 03:55 AM
Title: Biomechanical Research Assistant
Location: The Medical Education and Research Institute of Colorado (MERIC),
Colorado Springs, CO

The Medical Education and Research Institute of Colorado (MERIC) is a
non-profit institute that provides research and surgical training
opportunities for medical professionals. The goal of the research program
is to help clinicians improve the treatment methods prescribed for their
patients. Physicians specializing in orthopedic surgery and pain management
work with MERIC researchers to develop the basic science and clinical follow
up studies performed in the laboratory. The laboratory is equipped with
mechanical testing equipment and computational facilities, which are used
for musculoskeletal biomechanics research.

Job Start date: October, 2006

Description: Full-time biomechanical research position

1. Preparation and testing of cadaveric specimens on the MTS
servo-hydraulic testing machine.
2. Implementation of testing methods for simulating joint function and
measuring pressure distributions.
3. Analysis of experimental results.
4. Assist in journal publication of papers.
5. Assist with medical image reconstruction and computational simulation of
joint function via MatLab.
6. Assist Clinical Research Associate with data analysis.
7. Maintain website and manage computer network.
8. Provide assistance to staff and students who utilize the laboratory
space and equipment.

Qualifications: BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.
Post-doctoral candidates interested in focusing on computational modeling
will also be considered. Previous experience operating a servo-hydraulic
testing machine and computer skills including MatLab, Microsoft Word, Excel
and/or Access and FrontPage is preferred.

Send a letter of application detailing background and career goals and a
resume by mail or email to:

John J. Elias, Ph.D.
3920 N. Union Blvd., Suite 210
Colorado Springs, CO 80907