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kcsavina93
10-12-2006, 07:40 AM
Position Announcement


Company: Sun Health Research Institute

Location: SHRI-CORE Orthopedic Labs at the CORE Institute, Sun City
West, AZ

Job Title: Biomechanics Research Engineer


Job Description: The Biomechanics Research Engineer will help coordinate
the various studies run in the SHRI-CORE Biomechanical Testing Lab. One
of the primary roles of the engineer will be working with the shoulder
joint mechanics team implementing a testing device for investigation of
the kinematics and kinetics of the human shoulder joint. The successful
applicant will be primarily responsible early on for the design,
construction, calibration, programming, and testing of the device and,
subsequently, for conducting experiments utilizing cadaveric shoulder
specimens. Collaboration with surgeons, scientists, statisticians and
other research engineers will be essential. In addition, the research
engineer will assist with day-to-day activities in the lab including
assisting in test protocols and general lab duties and
training/mentoring students in the lab. Furthermore, the engineer will
support tissue retrieval and dissection for the cadaveric tissue used in
the research studies.


Qualifications:
- BS or advanced degree (preferred) in Mechanical or Biomechanical
Engineering
- Electromechanical design experience or coursework
- Data acquisition and control systems experience or coursework
- Familiarity with three-dimensional tracking systems
- Expertise in three-dimensional coordinate systems
- Machine component design experience or coursework
- Familiarity with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
- Computer programming experience, preferably LabVIEW
- Willingness and ability to work with cadaver materials
- Knowledge of human musculoskeletal anatomy
- Experience with hydraulic load frames (desired but not necessary)


Employment type: Full time


About the Labs: The SHRI-CORE Orthopedic Research Labs are a joint
partnership between Sun Health Research Institute and the CORE
Institute. When the physicians of the CORE Institute decided to start a
practice in Sun City area of Arizona, they wanted to include a
state-of-the-art research center to continue their research interests
forged at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and from their fellowship
programs. Sun Health Research Institute has a distinguished record as a
center for excellence in various medical research areas including
Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. The alliance of the two institutes
creates a center for orthopedic excellence not only for greater Phoenix,
but also for the entire Southwest region. The labs are non-profit,
falling under the umbrella of Sun Health Research Institute.

The two labs housed at the CORE Institute include a motion analysis
laboratory and a biomechanical testing facility. The labs are staffed
with bioengineers and scientists with specialties in an array of
biomechanical areas. Bioengineering graduate students and medical
students gain training in the various orthopedic research areas and
assist in all aspects of the labs. The CORE physicians round out the
team of researchers, bringing their expertise in orthopedics, including
surgical procedures and device design. This provides a vibrant research
community for orthopedic and biomechanical research and clinical
studies. Please visit our website at
www.thecoreinstitute.com/pages/shri.php.


Application: Start date is effective immediately. Review of applications
will begin immediately and will continue through October 31. Please
submit a cover letter, resume and names and contact information of three
references to:

Kristine Csavina
SHRI-CORE Orthopedic Research Labs
14420 W. Meeker Blvd., Suite 300
Sun City West, AZ 83575


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Kristine R. Csavina, PhD
Director
SHRI-CORE Orthopedic Research Labs
F: 623.537.5601
kristy.csavina@thecoreinstitute.com
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