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rhopper17
11-30-2006, 04:46 AM
I would appreciate if you could share the following job posting with the
Biomech-L community.

Joint Replacement Research Associate

The Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute (AORI) is seeking an individual to
assist with all phases of its on-going research related to hip and knee joint
replacements. The successful candidate will work closely with experienced
orthopaedic surgeons to design and implement research studies. Job
responsibilities will include developing research protocols, obtaining
Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, collecting and managing data,
performing statistical analyses and writing manuscripts. Current research
topics include measurement of implant wear using clinical x-rays and retrieved
components, three-dimensional analysis of clinical computed tomography (CT)
images to characterize periprosthetic bone loss (osteolysis), and evaluation of
outcomes associated with different types of bearing surfaces and bone graft
materials. Candidates must have a bachelor's or graduate degree in engineering
or a science-related field. Computer proficiency is essential. Prior
experience with three-dimensional image analysis software or radiostereometric
(RSA) techniques is desirable. However, AORI regards itself as a training
institute and can provide on-the-job training for capable individuals who are
ambitious and self-motivated. This position is full-time with benefits. Salary
will be based on qualifications and experience. This position may be ideal for
someone who is seeking clinical experience or considering a career related to
orthopaedics. Interested candidates should e-mail their CV and a cover letter
to research@aori.org.

Established in 1972, AORI (www.aori.org) is a non-profit foundation renown for
its clinically-oriented research related to hip and knee replacements. AORI
conducts both prospective and retrospective studies to better understand the
factors that influence outcome after joint replacement. The Institute maintains
a clinical database of over 15,000 joint replacement procedures in addition to a
large collection of revision and post-mortem retrieved specimens. AORI's
facilities are located 10 miles outside Washington, DC, in Alexandria, VA. We
seek to share our research findings with the medical community through
peer-reviewed publications and scientific meetings. Opportunities for
co-authorship are available to AORI staff members for work stemming from their
research.

Sincerely,

Robert Hopper