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Erik Giphart
11-10-2010, 10:10 AM
Job title
Research Intern

Company
Steadman Philippon Research Institute (www.sprivail.org)
Vail, CO, USA

Industry
Orthopaedic Research

Job Type
One-year Research Internship

Job Start Date
Immediate

Educational Level
Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Medical Imaging, Computer Science, or related field.

About the Job
The Steadman Philippon Research Institute's Biomechanics Research Department is working with the Imaging Research Department to develop quantitative measures of cartilage health using 3 Tesla MRI technology. We are seeking an experienced Matlab programmer with familiarity with MRI imaging and interest in orthopaedic sports medicine and imaging research. The position will focus on creating, developing and validating a software package to quantify cartilage health based on T2 and T1 mapping techniques, and enable the intern to gain further experience and qualifications. Using this technology, the Institute will be on the sports medicine research industry's leading edge of clinical cartilage imaging to enhance and validate surgical techniques aimed at cartilage restoration and preservation.

Responsibilities
- Implement a software package capable of quantifying cartilage health for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research using T2 mapping.
- Assist in developing and writing of research protocols.
- Organize and track research data collection.
- Perform preliminary data analysis on experiments.
- Assist other team members as necessary with research projects.

Qualifications
- Experience in working with 3D data sets, algorithms and objects and writing user friendly software applications
- Strong competency in MatLab and related programming software (e.g., C/C++, Java)
- Able to work as a team member in a very active research group.
- Proficient in writing skills to include manuscript preparation.
- This position is not restricted to individuals with US citizenship, permanent residence or work permits. However, no visa sponsorship will be provided and individuals must provide evidence of valid USA VISA status at the time of application.

Applications Process
To apply, applicants must submit the following to drlaprade@sprivail.org and erik.giphart@sprivail.org: A curriculum vitae or resume with a list of your educational experience, related work experience, laboratory work experience, computer skill assessment, and a list of relevant college or graduate level courses related to programming, imaging and the medical field.