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Alex Turner
05-20-2008, 11:51 AM

Biomechanical Research Engineer


San Diego, CA

NuVasive is an innovations-based medical device company focusing on the design, development and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders. NuVasive offers a unique and comprehensive solution for the safe and reproducible minimally disruptive surgical treatments for the spine. NuVasive's proprietary Maximum Access Surgery technology provides significant benefits to surgeons and patients including reduced surgery time, shorter hospital stays, and significantly faster recovery times.

NuVasive's corporate culture is the driving force that brings some of the world's most innovative minds together. NuVasive focuses on Absolute Responsiveness with Cheetah Speed. Absolute Responsiveness drives an innovative, fast-paced and exciting environment where every player makes a difference. These high expectations are backed up with outstanding rewards in personal development, career growth and corporate recognition. NuVasive also offers top notch benefits for individuals and families including 100% paid medical and dental coverage, 401K, Fitness Programs, Stock Options, Employee Stock Purchase Programs and much more.


This position is responsible for performing biomechanical evaluations of spinal implants, instrumentation and materials.


Design and conduct biomechanical evaluation activities, including operation and monitoring of biomechanical testing (axial and biaxial load frames, wear simulators) and general laboratory equipment.

Design test fixtures and custom testing apparatus.

Analyze and interpret results from testing activities.

Prepare reports and technical presentations.

Stay current with advances in technology and testing standards by attending technical meetings and participating in technical societies.

Provide technical assistance to Product Development, Regulatory, Marketing and other departments.

May perform stress analysis using finite element analysis software (ANSYS), and/or multi-body kinematic analysis using commercially available software

Perform duties in compliance with applicable FDA and state regulations as well as standards including, but not limited to, ISO 13485.


Bachelor's degree in mechanical or biomedical engineering with laboratory experience is required; Master's degree preferred. Must have strong problem solving, technical writing, and communication skills. Knowledge of servohydraulic mechanical testing systems (MTS, or equivalent) is a plus.

Technical computing skills (Ansys, Pro/Engineer, Matlab, Labview, Lifemod, Anybody, or equivalent) desirable.


If interested, please submit cover letter and resume online through the Careers section of our website www.nuvasive.com.