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    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
    dj Orthopedics
    2985 Scott Street
    Vista, CA 92081

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