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  • Position at Zimmer,Inc. - Biomechanical Testing Principal Engineer

    To all respondents:

    I am submitting the following position announcement to BIOMCH-L
    on behalf of the Zimmer Research Department.
    Please respond to the email listed at the bottom of this message
    and not to me. That will ensure that your resume gets to the
    right people.



    Danny L. Levine, Ph.D., P.E.
    Zimmer, Inc. - Warsaw, Indiana, USA

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    Zimmer, Inc. a global leader in the development, manufacturing
    and marketing of orthopaedic devices currently has an immediate,
    full time opening for a Principal Engineer-Biomechanical Testing
    Lab (04-130)

    Principal Job Functions:
    This position is responsible for managing the Biomechanical
    Testing Laboratory and providing advanced technical support
    toward the accomplishment of research and product development
    team objectives. The individual will be responsible for
    implementing and supervising research and development projects
    characterizing the biomechanical performance of materials and
    products. The individual directs the work of subordinate
    research engineers/scientists and technicians. The individual is
    responsible for coordinating the work of personnel in the
    laboratory to accomplish research and development projects in a
    timely and efficient manner. The individual makes technically
    based decisions that are important to present and future new
    products and is responsible for disseminating the research
    findings of the laboratory to other functional areas of the
    company and to external audiences.

    • Responsible for managing the work of subordinates on research
    and product testing projects.
    • Monitors and directs original research that furthers the
    objectives of the company.
    • Is knowledgeable of the capabilities and operation of
    sophisticated test equipment in the Biomechanical Lab.
    • Is familiar with national and international testing standards
    related to mechanical testing.
    • Schedules test programs and management of workload to help
    assure timely and satisfactory completion of projects.
    • Maintains good oral and written communication skills and
    provides timely and accurate reporting both internally and
    • Monitors scientific/medical literature relevant to innovative
    research and testing objectives.
    • Consults with and provides technical evaluations for other
    departments (Manufacturing, Legal, Development, etc.)
    • Is responsible for managing the calibration, safety,
    maintenance, and efficient utilization of testing equipment in
    the Laboratory.
    • Will work with test requestors and subordinates to develop test
    programs, formulate test protocols, and choose appropriate test
    equipment. This will include supervision of fabrication or
    selection of new equipment as required.

    • A graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in engineering is required.
    Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science is preferred.
    • At least five years of experience with biomechanical or
    mechanical research and testing desired.
    • Previous management of technical professional staff desired.

    About Zimmer Holdings, Inc.
    Zimmer, based in Warsaw, Indiana, is a worldwide leader in the
    design, development, manufacture and marketing of reconstructive
    orthopaedic implants and trauma products. Zimmer is traded on
    the New York Stock Exchange under: ZMH. For the year 2002, the
    Company recorded worldwide revenues of $1.37 billion. Zimmer was
    founded in 1927 and has more than 3,600 employees worldwide.

    Zimmer, Inc offers competitive pay and benefit packages with
    rewarding and challenging work including the opportunity for
    growth. For more information on Zimmer, visit our website at

    Interested candidates should submit their resumes via email:
    Zimmer, Inc. is an EOE M/F/D/V

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