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    Research Engineer
    Harborview Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab
    University Of Washington, Seattle, WA

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    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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