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dbaker72
04-14-2009, 02:54 AM
Hello All:

I am reposting this for a client. They still are seeking a great fit
for a long-term relation, but have not found their ideal person yet (and
they wish to thank those who have replied for their interest). Please
send a letter, CV or resume', and requests for additional information to:

Helen Santos
Re: Test Lab Leader Position
helensantos@spinefrontier.com
SpineFrontier, Inc.
500 Cummings Center, Suite 3500
Beverly, Massachusetts 01915 USA
D: 978.279.9273
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Leader (title negotiable)
Spine Biomechanics Testing Laboratory

Corporate spine company seeks a laboratory leader to help create,
integrate, develop, manage, and direct world-class spine testing
facility. Company is an equal-opportunity employer and is compliant
with US employment law. Salary

competitive for experience level.

A candidate should have:

* A Ph.D. in biomechanics/biomechanical engineering, or a related field
and/or experience, but a masters degree with appropriate experience
certainly will be considered
* A track record publishing in peer-reviewed orthopaedic/neurosurgical
journals, or examples of internal scientific/engineering publications
* Experience in standard mechanical and biomechanical testing methods
* Excellent communication and presentation skills
* Background in electromechanical testing -- test frames, controllers,
sensors, and their integration
* A strong drive to build a world-class test facility
* A desire to live in FL with moderate travel to other facilities,
locations, vendors, meetings
* High ethical standards in all areas of work

Abilities of an ideal candidate has:

* 3-5 years experience testing spine or other orthopaedic/neurosurgical
components
* 1-2 years preclinical animal testing experience
* Presented results and findings to engineering (e.g., designers,
developers), investors, doctors, and at national and international meetings
* Experience designing/modifying/adapting tests for custom applications
* Experience and understanding of IRB requirements
* Good managerial abilities and can work with a wide variety of people
* Independence and is a self-starter
* An understanding of costs and options for equipment, facilities, and
personnel
* Fiscal responsibility
* ASTM F04.25 experience
* A strong background in experimental design, data analysis, and statistics
* A background in mathematical modeling of biomechanical systems, solid
mechanics, kinematics and kinetics, and FEA

Additional background or interest in becoming proficient, experienced
and knowledgeable in:

* FDA and EU testing protocols for various spine devices
* GLP methods
* Design Controls

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Again, if interested, then please contact Helen above.

Thank you for your time,

Dan Baker, Ph.D.
Kinetic Research & Design, Inc.
drbaker@kinetic-rd.com