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    Job Posting: Research Engineer - Orthopedics

    The Orthopedics Division of a major US Medical Device Company is looking for
    a qualified Materials Engineer
    to join their Advanced Technology Group as a Research Engineer.

    Position Summary:
    The research engineer will apply a basic understanding of materials and
    engineering towards conducting laboratory analysis of raw materials,
    in-process materials and final products. As a member of the Advanced
    Technical Group, they will provide technical input to implant material
    selection, design, and manufacturing operations. The research engineer will
    provide materials and process related engineering services and technical
    advisory support to the Business Units, Operations, Regulatory Affairs, and
    Quality Assurance. Project management skills will be utilized in developing
    new materials and processes for the company's current, under-development and
    future products.
    In addition to basic engineering functions, the research engineer will also
    participate in conducting risk analysis, failure modes and effects analysis
    (FMEA), and verification and validation logic (VVL) input to the Design
    Control process.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    * Characterization of materials by standard methodology (XRD, FT-IR,
    SEM) and by developing non-standard testing protocols as appropriate.
    * Participate in teams developing innovative orthopedic products and
    * Ensure that all documentation is maintained to the extent necessary
    to allow accurate replication of a given test and to allow demonstration
    that its completion was consistent with the core company values. Ensure
    that all test articles are processed per protocol and representative of the
    final product.
    * Interpret raw data, including the results of statistical analyses,
    and compare findings to prior studies reported internally or in the
    * Generate technical memos and reports including those necessary to
    support regulatory submissions.
    * The individual is expected to be able to prepare test articles and
    conduct his/her own testing as complexity and time demand.
    * Responsible for maintaining laboratory supplies, equipment and work

    Job Requirements:

    * Bachelors degree in Materials, Biomedical or a related Engineering
    Field, minimum.
    * Laboratory experience.
    * Demonstrated Project Management skills.
    * Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
    * Proficiency in PC based applications, including Word and Excel.

    Please e-mail a statement of your interest in this position to:

    Please include "BIOMCH-L Posting - Research Engineer" in the subject line of
    your response.

    Also please include a telephone number where you can be reached.

    Gregory Homison, Ph.D.
    Senior Consultant
    Life Sciences Division
    The Solomon-Page Group LLC
    1140 Avenue of the Americas, 7th Floor
    New York, NY 10036

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