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10-14-2008, 03:10 PM
Biomechanical Engineer



The Vascular Bioengineering Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh is currently seeking a research engineer. The primary focus of this position is the development and implementation of 3D computational models of normal and aneurysmal aortas, including 3D reconstruction of CT images into solid models, and finite element modeling.

The successful candidate would also possess the ability to program and debug computer systems, analyze medical images, procure tissue samples from the OR and autopsy suite, and create and maintain a variety of databases. Knowledge of various 3D solid modeling and visualization software, computer simulation skills, finite element analysis and PC-based programming is essential.

In particular, knowledge or ability to learn Mathematica, Rhinoceros, TruGrid, ABAQUS, TecPlot and related software is desired. Additionally, statistical data analysis and the ability to provide assistance with written submissions (e.g., grant proposals, manuscripts, abstracts, presentations, IRB protocols, etc.) is a plus.

Candidates with MS degrees (or BS degrees with significant related experience) in Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics or related engineering disciplines with a particularly strong background in 3D reconstruction and finite element modeling are encouraged to apply.

Salary level will be commensurate with previous experience and within the constraints of the position. We are currently accepting applications for this immediate opening and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please send e-mail to VorpDA@upmc.edu (preferred), fax to 412-235-5110, or write to:
David A. Vorp, Ph.D.
Departments of Surgery and Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
Suite 200, Cellomics Bldg.
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.