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Kerkhoff, Kaine A.
09-22-1997, 09:14 AM
The Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Mayo Foundation, Rochester,
Minnesota
has an opening for a full-time research programmer analyst. The
incumbent in
this position will function as a member of an international,
interdisciplinary
team within a dynamic, project-based environment.

The Biomechanics Laboratory is comprised of integrated units made up of
clinicians, research scientists, and allied staff. Mayo Foundation is a
private, not-for-profit, group practice of medicine providing
comprehensive
clinical, research and education programs. Close cooperation exists
between
the services of Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and
Neurology and the Biomechanics Laboratory.

The laboratory's workload is diverse, including motion/strength
analysis,
computer image analysis, materials testing, electromagnetic/kinematic
testing,
anatomical specimen preparation/testing, instrumentation design and
machining.
The lab co-directors are both Ph.D. mechanical engineers. Nine
orthopedic
surgeons work part-time in the lab. The lab staff also includes 17
allied
health staff with backgrounds in mechanical engineering, computer
programming,
physical therapy, kinesiology, computer-aided design, instrumentation,
and
machining. In addition, the lab has approximately twelve post-doctoral
and
research fellows with backgrounds in orthopedic surgery, engineering, or
physical medicine.

The research programmer analyst will be involved in all aspects of the
research and clinical services provided by the lab, including project
planning/coordination, software/procedure development, data
collection/analysis, grant writing and manuscript preparation. As a
programmer
analyst within the team, the incumbent will specifically: (1) prepare
computer
programs to assist other researchers in creating new analytical routines
and
procedures for kinematic/kinetic analysis of experimental data; (2)
prepare/maintain computer software for interfacing a variety of computer
controlled hardware devices; (3) compile/manage databases of laboratory
derived data; (4) develop custom software for three-dimensional
animation and
visualization of spatial data.

The position requires training in engineering, computer science, or
movement
science. Candidates should have a bachelors degree with significant
research
experience or a master's degree. The position requires proficiency in
LabView,
MatLab, C, C++, Fortran, and UNIX shell programming; demonstrated
database
management experience; familiarity with UNIX and PC platforms and openGL
programming; knowledge of hardware/software interfaces; knowledge of
rigid
body mechanics; strong verbal and written communication skills, and
strong
interpersonal skills. Familiarity/experience with animation software,
signal
processing, instrumentation, kinematic/kinetic analysis of human
movement,
control theory, and statistics is preferred.

Mayo offers an excellent benefits package, including extensive
healthcare coverage and over 4 weeks paid time off during your first
year. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. If
interested, please send a cover letter and resume by October 14 to:

Kaine A. Kerkhoff
Mayo Medical Center
Human Resources-OE 1
Rochester, Minnesota 55905
FAX: (507) 284-1445
E-MAIL: kerkhoff.kaine@mayo.edu

Please be sure to reference Biomch-L in your cover letter.

Mayo is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Human Resources
6-0086 or 127-4045
E-mail: mrb3465 or
kerkhoff.kaine@mayo.edu