The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center is
currently seeking a full-time research engineer specializing in
biomechanics. We are currently accepting applications for this immediate
opening and will continue until the position is filled.
Our laboratory conducts interdisciplinary studies covering a broad range of
hard and soft connective tissues: including exploration of mechanisms of
low back pain, testing of new technologies in the treatment of chronic
disease using both cadaveric experimentation and in vivo imaging of
patients, basic science investigations on soft tissue mechanics, healing
and repair using animal models, as well as studies on human joint stability
(e.g. shoulder, elbow and knee) including the effects of surgical
procedures. The lab also performs industrial-supported biomechanical
studies in collaboration with orthopedic surgeons and researchers from
other departments.
Duties include providing support for principle investigators and senior
staff in conducting biomechanical experiments and assisting in data
collection, analysis and database management. Additional responsibilities
include management of daily laboratory activities, handling any problems
which occur during the workday for staff regarding their equipment and
environment, weekly routine safety checks, upkeep of laboratory and office
supply inventory, ordering and processing of tissue samples and training
and mentoring students, residents and fellows in biomechanical
experimentation. Prior experience using material testing systems (Instron,
MTS, etc.) is required. Knowledge or the ability to learn the data
acquisition/motion control software LabView and MatLab is desirable.
Additionally, the ability to provide assistance in conducting statistical
analyses and preparing manuscripts, grant proposals, abstracts, posters and
IRB protocols is a plus.
Qualifications : Candidate with BS degree in Mechanical or Biomedical
Engineering, Biomechanics or related engineering disciplines with a
particularly strong background in biomechanical testing of biologic tissues
are encourage to apply. Good oral and written communication skills and the
ability to work either independently or within a multidisciplinary team are
essential. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and
technical skills. Salary will commensurate with previous experience and
within institutional guidelines.

Interested and qualified applicants should send a letter, curriculum vitae
or resume and names and addresses of at least three references to:

Jamie Williams, Ph.D.
Rush University Medical Center
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
1653 W Congress Parkway ,
761A AF Chicago , IL 60612
No phone calls, please.
Email is the preferred method of contact and application.
The Rush University Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative
action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.