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07-29-1999, 02:29 AM
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Orthopaedic Research Institute, Inc.
Via Christi Health System in Wichita, KS - RESEARCH ENGINEER

The Orthopaedic Research Institute, Inc. (ORI) of Wichita is
seeking a Research Engineer to conduct innovative studies aimed
at translating clinical/surgical needs of orthopaedics and other
healthcare specialties into marketable devices, projects,
implants, and related instrumentation. ORI is a not-for-profit
component of Via Christi Health System, the largest health
system in Kansas. Via Christi includes established research
divisions and strong programs in resident education, especially
in orthopaedics. These programs are affiliated with the
University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and
collaborations are ongoing with several national and
international engineering colleges, and with international
medical device manufacturers.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, experience in device design,
competence in general computing, software, and hardware,
familiarity with computer aided design systems, ability to
interact and collaborate with affiliated staff.

The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
**Define goals for the device design and analysis program and
devises and implements specific plans for achieving these goals.
**Protects and documents inventions, designs, ideas, software,
and similar intellectual property by establishing a quality
management system.
**Supports research director in preparation of annual budget and
other reports.
**Serves as computer consultant.
**Supervises technicians, fellows, visiting staff, and interns
as assigned.
**Conceives, plans, develops, and evaluates devices, instruments,
and systems for the use in orthopaedic surgery and other
medical specialties.
**Supports similar development efforts in other areas of health care.
**Prepares proposals for extramural support of device
development, applied research in support of device development,
and custom testing of devices.

Via Christi offers competitive compensation and comprehensive
benefits package including paid leave program, pension, tuition
reimbursement, and fitness centers.

Via Christi Research is located in Wichita, KS, a clean city of
350,000 people in south-central Kansas. Several major
corporations located in Wichita (Boeing, Koch, Raytheon, Cessna)
provide a stable job base and excellent earnings opportunities.
Wichita offers many opportunities for entertainment and
recreation. Wichita is centrally located and within easy
driving distance of many other metropolitan areas and
recreational opportunities (skiing, lakes, parks, fishing,
boating). For those interested in small town lifestyles, there
are many surrounding bedroom communities with excellent schools.
Local sports include college athletics and professional soccer,
hockey and baseball.

To apply, please send a resume or C.V. and a list of references
(with complete address, telephone numbers and email addresses) to:
Krista Thacker, Employment Specialist
929 N. St. Francis, Wichita, KS 67214, or FAX (316)291-4570
or e-mail Krista_Thacker@via-christi.org

Please visit our website at www.via-christi.org/ori


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