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James Coburn
08-30-2007, 03:34 AM
Title: Biomedical Research Engineer

Employer: The Institute for Mobility and Longevity

Location: West Palm Beach, FL

The Institute for Mobility and Longevity, is an international,
not-for-profit organization located in Florida that improves mobility and
quality of life through orthopaedic research, education and clinical
excellence. Opportunities exist for two biomedical engineers to work with a
diverse team of engineers, researchers and clinicians in the evaluation of
orthopaedic implants and human motion. These positions exist in our research
division within the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory and require considerable
interaction with our human performance, materials testing and implant
retrieval labs. Work responsibilities will necessitate substantial
self-motivation and independent effort, as well as ongoing interaction with
the Director of Research and Medical Director.

Qualified candidates will have, at minimum, a Bachelor's degree in
Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related field with
emphasis in biomechanics and three years of work experience. Candidates with
Master's degrees and less experience also will be considered. Candidates
must have experience in musculoskeletal research or orthopaedic device
evaluation. Responsibilities will include implementation of experimental
design and measurement, development and execution of test protocols, and
writing reports for publication. Knowledge of motion capture systems (Vicon
or equivalent) and strong technical computing skills (ProE, GeoMagic,
SolidWorks, Ansys, Abacus, or equivalent) is highly desirable. Knowledge of
mechanical testing (Instron or equivalent hydraulic test frames; LabView or
equivalent control software) and computer programming (MatLab or equivalent)
is a plus.

The Institute for Mobility and Longevity has recently expanded its research
operations into a new 3,500 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 with spectrometer, a 3D digital coordinate
measuring stylus, a biaxial hydraulic press, a 10 camera motion capture
system with dual force plates, wireless EMG, a fluoroscopic video
radiographic unit, histological equipment, and light microscopes.

The Institute for Mobility and Longevity offers competitive salary and
benefits. All candidates must provide employment eligibility verification to
work in the USA. The anticipated start date for this position is autumn
2007.

Qualified applicants are requested to email resumes to
info@hodgebiomotion.com with "research engineer" in the subject line.