Position: Applied Research Associate

Organization: dj Orthopedics

Location: San Diego, CA

Salary: Commensurate with education, skills, and experience

About dj Orthopedics:

dj Orthopedics is a global medical device company specializing in
rehabilitation and regeneration products for the non-operative
orthopedic and spine markets. Marketed under the DonJoy and ProCare
brands, the Company's broad range of over 600 rehabilitation products,
including rigid knee braces, soft goods and pain management products,
are used in the prevention of injury, in the treatment of chronic
conditions and for recovery after surgery or injury. The Company's
regeneration products consist of bone growth stimulation devices that
are used to treat nonunion fractures and as an adjunct therapy after
spinal fusion surgery. Together, these products provide solutions
throughout the patient's continuum of care. The Company sells its
products in the United States and in more than 50 other countries
through networks of agents, distributors and its direct sales force.
Customers include orthopedic, podiatric and spine surgeons, orthotic
and prosthetic centers, third-party distributors, hospitals, surgery
centers, physical therapists, athletic trainers and other healthcare
professionals. For additional information on the Company, please visit

Position Summary:

Responsible for applied research functions emphasizing product
development objectives. Principle job functions include managing
clinical and biomechanical evaluations of new products by assuring that
appropriate test procedures, equipment utilization, data reduction and
results reporting are adhered to. The associate will also be
responsible for designing and conducting in-house tests on new
products. The associate reports to the Research Manager and works
cross-functionally with Engineering, Marketing, and outside
investigators. The ideal candidate should have experience in
experimental design, biomechanics, statistics, motion analysis, and
force/pressure measurement.

Essential Job Functions:

Participates in study development and start-up activities, performs
literature reviews and assists in protocol development.

Monitors and supports investigational sites. Assures that protocol is
adhered to and study objectives are met.

Designs and conducts research on new products.

Assures that research tasks are properly documented and reported, and
that appropriate information is effectively disseminated to other
departments and customers as needed.

Provide research support to marketing, sales, and engineering personnel
in support of product development and launch activities.


Education – Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree (minimum, MS
preferred) in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or
related field.

Experience –
1-3 years of experience in applying your degree in a research setting,
or obtaining a graduate degree.

Working knowledge of experimental design and statistics.

Must be able to effectively work without supervision and be able to
prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Language Skills – English speaking

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to colin.gregersen@djortho.com

Colin Gregersen
dj Orthopedics
2985 Scott Street
Vista, CA 92081

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