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06-09-1997, 02:01 AM
JOB DESCRIPTION
RESEARCH ASSISTANT II
Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics

The research assistant will support ongoing laboratory and clinical investigations at the Spinal Disorders Research Laboratory. Current investigations include: developing and testing new non-invasive methods to quantify intervertebral motions; quantitative anatomical, kinematic, and surgical planning studies of the cervical spine and sacrum; evaluation of 3D visualization techniques in assessing and treating spinal disorders; mechanical testing of spinal instrumentation; in vivo measurements of vertebral motion and loads using external fixation; development of new implants. The research assistant will work with the Director of Research, staff orthopedic surgeons, orthopedic residents, orthopedic fellows, and industrial collaborators. Responsibilities will include: image processing; data analysis; design, construction and use of mechanical testing systems; maintaining laboratory notebooks; writing technical reports; and communicating with academic, clinical and industrial collaborators. A Master's degree in a biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science or related field is preferred. A Bachelor's degree with at least 3 years experience is acceptable. Salary will be based on skills, experience, and education.

John A. Hipp, Ph.D.
Suite 1900, 6560 Fannin
Houston, Texas, 77030
(713) 790-3496
(713) 790-2530 FAX