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David J. Nuckley
03-22-2000, 06:06 PM
Research Engineer
Harborview Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab
University Of Washington, Seattle, WA

Please respond to rc@u.washington.edu

Position Purpose:
We are recruiting a research engineer to work on biomechanical research and
development projects conducted by the spine research group at the Harborview
Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab. This engineer will provide assistance to
senior staff, collaborating investigators, and bioengineering graduate
students on research studies designed to enhance spinal injury prevention
and intervention strategies.
General Duties/Description:
(A) Assist in the design and execution of experimental research related to
the spine which will involve: developing experimental testing protocols and
detailed work procedures, conducting reviews of the scientific literature,
preparing test specimens for experiments, designing and constructing
experimental test systems (e.g., loading frames), preparing and assembling
experimental measurement and data acquisition systems, conducting
experimental testing.
(B) Participate in the analysis and reporting of data by: performing data
analysis and charting of experimental results, conducting statistical
analysis of data, and assisting in the preparation of progress reports,
abstracts, manuscripts, and presentations.
(C) Assist with general laboratory maintenance and housekeeping including:
calibration, repair, and maintenance of lab instrumentation and equipment,
preparing purchase orders for supplies and equipment, and maintaining
laboratory organization.
(D) Perform general administrative tasks including assisting with the
preparation of grant applications and managing lab computer hardware and
software systems.
A bachelors degree (minimum) in engineering and a professional knowledge of
the theories, principles, practices and techniques of biomechanics --
including knowledge and experience in mechanical engineering and
bioengineering, anatomy and physiology, biostatistics and research
methodologies. Ability to plan, schedule and execute research studies; plot
and analyze data; and help prepare reports and publications. Knowledge of
the operation of machine shop equipment, various hand tools, and electronics
assembly tools to construct specialized research equipment. Experienced in
working with desktop computer systems including hardware and software
implementation and development (data acquisition and programming experience
highly desirable). Possesses good communication skills and the ability to
work with others in a multidisciplinary environment.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and

Randy Ching, Ph.D.
Harborview Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab
325 Ninth Avenue, Box 359798
Seattle, WA 98104
206.731.6456 [voice]
206.731.5752 [fax]

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