View Full Version : Job Posting: Biomedical Engineer, Palo Alto, CA

Derek Lindsey
09-12-2007, 04:44 AM

DUTIES: The position is located in the Rehabilitation Research and
Development Bone and Joint Center, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health
Care System (VAPAHCS). The Biomedical Engineer, under the supervision of
the Principle Investigator, works with multidisciplinary teams to
execute predefined experiments to find solutions to previously unsolved
orthopedic biomedical engineering problems. The incumbent setups and
execute experiments to evaluate orthopedic implants; analyzes data from
materials testing experiments; utilizes x-ray based imaging techniques
to evaluate the quality of skeletal tissues; maintains and organizes
laboratory equipment; interacts with a wide variety of administrative
and technical personnel as well as veteran and non-veteran volunteers;
and is responsible for communicating findings to other members of the
RR&D Center and collaborators at Stanford University.

Basic Requirement: Degree: Bachelorís or higher degree in professional
engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school
of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a
professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and
integral calculus and course (more advance than first-year physics and
chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science
or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials
(stress-straining relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d)
thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and
properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to
properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental
engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil
mechanics or electronics. A copy of the final college transcript must be
included in the application packet.

Specialized Experience: In addition to meeting the basic requirements
listed above, applicants must have one-year specialized experience in
biomedical, mechanical, electrical engineering experience in research
and/or health care environment.

Specialized experience is professional engineering experience in
non-routine engineering work that required and was characterized by (1)
professional knowledge of engineer; (2) professional ability to apply
such knowledge to engineering problems; and (3) positive and continuing
development of professional knowledge and ability.

Substitution of Education for Experience: A copy of the final college
transcript must be included in the application packet.
GS-7: Superior academic achievement at the baccalaureate level in
professional engineering curriculum; or successful completion of a
5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a
bachelorís degree in engineering; or successful completion of 1 full
year of graduate-level education in Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical
engineering or related engineering field.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting
institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for
it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a
positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only
attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants
can verify accreditation at the following website:
http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed
by applicants will be verified by the appointment agency accordingly.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE: Appropriate credit will be given for voluntary
participation in community, social service, and similar activities.

BASIS OF RATING: Your rating will be based on the quality of your
experience as shown in your application and elements. Listed below are
the knowledge, skills and abilities considered essential for successful
performance in this position. These elements will be used to determine
the highly qualified candidates to be referred to the selecting
official. Provide, on a separate sheet of paper, a DETAILED description
of your experience as related to the knowledge, skills and abilities
listed below. Incomplete, vague, or contradictory information may affect
your rating.

1. Knowledge of biomechanics or engineering design.
2. Proficiency in Matlab, LabVIEW, Microsoft Office and a computer
programming language.
3. Ability to communicate in writing and orally with a variety of

Contact Information:
Name: Liz Turner-Nichols
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs, Rehabilitation Research and
Development Center
Address: 3801 Miranda Avenue Ė M/S 153, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Fax#: 650-493-4919
Email Address: jobs@va51.stanford.edu


How to Apply:

Please send a resumť and cover letter , and information requested above
explaining how your skills fit the requirements for this position.
Salary is commensurate with education, skills and experience.

No Phone Calls, Please.

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by
OCTOBER 10, 2007.

We are an equal employment opportunity