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05-19-1999, 01:49 AM
The Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Mayo Foundation, Rochester,
Minnesota has an opening for a temporary, full-time research engineer. The
position will be for one year, and will start approximately June 1, 1999.

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 employs approximately
seventeen post-doctoral or research fellows with backgrounds in orthopedic
surgery, engineering, or physical medicine.

The research engineer will be involved in all aspects of the research and
clinical services provided by the lab, including project planning, data
collection/analysis, and manuscript preparation. This researcher within
the in vitro team will specifically do the following: (1) assist other
researchers with kinematic testing and analysis; (2) support other
researchers by helping to create new analytical routines and procedures for
kinematic/kinetic analysis of experimental data; (3) prepare/maintain
computer software for data collection; (4) assist with project compilation
and manuscript preparation.

The position requires a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science,
or movement science. Candidates should have some biomechanics research
experience. The position requires familiarity with Matlab, UNIX shell
programming, UNIX and PC platforms; knowledge of kinematic/kinetic analysis
of human movement; strong verbal and written communication skills; strong
interpersonal skills. Familiarity/experience with data collection
instrumentation is preferred.

Mayo offers an excellent benefits package, including extensive healthcare
coverage and over 4 weeks paid time off during your year. Salary is
competitive and commensurate with experience. If interested, please send a
cover letter and resume, targetting job # 99-2488 to:
Kaine A. Kerkhoff
Mayo Medical Center
Human Resources-OE 1
Rochester, Minnesota 55905
FAX: (507) 284-1445
E-MAIL: kerkhoff.kaine@mayo.edu

Kristin Daigle Zhao (507) 284-8942 telephone
Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory (507) 284-5392 fax
Guggenheim 128 daigle.kristin@mayo.edu
Mayo Clinic/Mayo Foundation
Rochester, MN 55902

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