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12-27-2006, 11:50 PM
Smith & Nephew is looking for a Research Project Manager in Numerical
Kinematics for its new European Knee research centre which will be based
in Haasrode, near Leuven, Belgium.

Smith & Nephew Orthopedics is a global provider of leading-edge joint
replacement systems for knees, hips and shoulders; trauma products to
help repair broken bones and a range of other medical devices to help
alleviate pain in joints and promote healing. Its reputation is for
innovative products that offer clear clinical and cost benefits,
supported by first class service.
One of the leading companies in its field, Smith & Nephew Orthopedics is
continuously developing new materials and techniques to meet the growing
demands of patients and hospitals for longer-lasting implants, and
faster-to-heal trauma products.
Smith & Nephew provides an industry-leading range of implants for hips
and knees, developing tougher materials that extend the life of the
implant and makes them suitable for younger patients. It has also worked
with surgeons to improve techniques and instruments to reduce the
invasiveness and surgical time of joint replacements, resulting in
faster healing and health care efficiencies.
The European Marketing organization is based in Herent, Belgium. As part
of Smith & Nephew's Knee Implant strategy, the company will set up a
research laboratory in Belgium (near Leuven). This research lab will
focus on the Kinematics of the Knee. Smith & Nephew is looking for a
research project manager numerical kinematics, who will run and support
this research lab together with a research project manager experimental

This position has the responsibility of providing numerical analysis and
support for current and future orthopedic products. Responsibilities
include providing theoretical, numerical and experimental kinetics and
kinematics support for knee products and working with a team of surgeons
on stress-strain and motion analysis of contemporary total knee
replacements. This position will report to the VP marketing recon Europe
and to the Memphis based assigned manager.

This position requires a Master of Science or a Ph.D. degree preferred
in an Engineering Science plus minimum four years experience in
engineering. Bioengineering knowledge of knee kinematics is required.
Experience in implicit and explicit finite element analysis is
preferred. Medical Industry experience is preferred. Excellent people
and team working skills are required

Salary commensurate with experience and an excellent benefit program

Further information can be obtained from:
Lucien Strackx
Sr Consultant
Thema Group Search & Selection
Mobile: + 32 475284236
Landline: + 32 11 870843

Luc Labey
Project Manager Experimental Kinematics
European Knee Centre
Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics
Bieststraat 4
B-3020 Herent - Belgium

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M + 32 477 973658
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