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    The Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Mayo Foundation, Rochester,
    Minnesota has an opening for a Research Engineer. The position is open

    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 will
    specifically do the following: (1) assist other researchers with kinematic
    testing and analysis; (2) design and fabricate basic testing fixtures and
    instrumentation; (3) assist with project compilation and manuscript

    The position requires a B.S./M.S. degree in engineering, computer science,
    or movement science. Candidates should have some biomechanics research
    experience. The position requires experience with Matlab and LabVIEW
    software; knowledge of kinematic/kinetic analysis of human movement; strong
    verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
    Familiarity with UNIX, finite element analysis, mathematical modeling, and
    material testing is advantageous.

    The Biomechanics Laboratory is comprised of integrated units made up of
    clinicians, research scientists, and allied health staff. Mayo Foundation
    is a private, not-for-profit, group practice of medicine providing
    comprehensive clinical, research and education programs. 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.

    Mayo offers an excellent benefits package, including extensive healthcare
    coverage and over 4 weeks paid time off during your first year. Salary is
    competitive and commensurate with experience. If interested, please send a
    cover letter and resume, targeting job # 01-0003711 to:
    Jill Kelly
    Mayo Medical Center
    Human Resources-OE 1
    Rochester, Minnesota 55905
    FAX: (507) 284-1445

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