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Robinovitch, Steve
12-27-1994, 04:32 PM
Engineer Position - Biomechanics Laboratory, Department of Orthopedic
Surgery, University of California at San Francisco

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California at San
Francisco is seeking a developmental engineer/ technician with knowledge
and experience in experimental orthopedic biomechanics or related areas. The
major responsibilities of the position include: 1) set-up and execution of
experiments relating to the biomechanics of human body movement and
human body impact; 2) the design of mechanical fixtures and installation of
transducers for the measurement of human body motions and forces; 3) the
programming of data acquisition software; and 4) the analysis of
experimental data. The position requires close interaction with engineering
and medical faculty and students.

Candidates should have strong interests in the biomechanics of impact and
injury and the mechanics of human movement, which are major areas of
laboratory research. Candidates should have knowledge of basic engineering
mechanics, and experience in the design and construction of mechanical
testing equipment and interfacing of electrical and mechanical transducers
with computers for data acquisition (knowledge of LabView is an asset).
Additional desired qualifications include experience in computer
programming (C, Pascal, or FORTRAN), knowledge of basic statistics, and
strong oral and written communication skills, including data presentation.
Candidates should ideally have 3-5 years experience in an experimental
laboratory setting, preferably related to biomechanics.

The salary for the position is very competitive, with an excellent benefits
package from the University of California. Interested applicants should mail
resumes to: Stephen Robinovitch, Ph.D., Biomechanics Laboratory,
Division of Orthopedic Surgery, San Francisco General Hospital, Room
3A36, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110. Requests for more
information may be sent to steve@ortho1.ucsf.edu.

The University of California is an equal opportunity employer. Minority
groups, women, and handicapped individuals are encouraged to apply.