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08-27-1998, 11:23 PM
R & D Scientist - Biomechanical Engineer
York, North Yorkshire, UK

Smith and Nephew is a leading worldwide healthcare group which develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of innovative and technologically advanced tissue repair products, primarily in the areas of bone, joint, skin and other soft tissue. In particular, the company applies technology to provide real benefit to healthcare professionals and their patients through improving patient care, reducing healthcare costs and educating and training healthcare professionals.

The group recognises that a strong R & D programme is essential for future growth and our Group Research Centre, based at the York Science Park, is responsible for researching new product concepts, processes and technologies.

To further strengthen our research programme in Non-Invasive Orthopaedics, we have a vacancy for a biomechanical engineer, kinesiologist or biomedical engineer with strong practical skills and understanding of musculoskeletal systems. Current research areas include large joint function and rehabilitation.

We are therefore seeking graduates with at least a first degree in either Biomedical, Mechanical or possibly Electrical Engineering. You+re likely to have a minimum of two years post-graduate research experience in the methods of experimental biomechanics. Knowledge in the areas of motion analysis, force plates, EMG and experience in a gait laboratory would be advantageous as would experience in rehabilitation of patients with lower limb pathologies.

We are committed to a Total Quality Management approach and you will need to have first class interpersonal skills, the ability to work as both a team member and a project leader, and the dynamic drive necessary for bringing projects to a successful conclusion.

In return for your commitment and expertise, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday, flexible working hours and a contributory pension scheme.

Interested? You should send a full CV and covering letter, stating current salary and daytime telephone number to:

Maryann Burns, Human Resources Department, Smith and Nephew, York Science Park, Heslington, York, YO10 5DF Tel: 01904 824126 Fax: 01904 824007
e-mail: maryann.burns@smith-nephew.com

Closing date for applications: Friday 18th September 1998

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