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    Position Announcement

    Company: Sun Health Research Institute

    Location: SHRI-CORE Orthopedic Labs at the CORE Institute, Sun City
    West, AZ

    Job Title: Biomechanics Research Engineer

    Job Description: The Biomechanics Research Engineer will help coordinate
    the various studies run in the SHRI-CORE Biomechanical Testing Lab. One
    of the primary roles of the engineer will be working with the shoulder
    joint mechanics team implementing a testing device for investigation of
    the kinematics and kinetics of the human shoulder joint. The successful
    applicant will be primarily responsible early on for the design,
    construction, calibration, programming, and testing of the device and,
    subsequently, for conducting experiments utilizing cadaveric shoulder
    specimens. Collaboration with surgeons, scientists, statisticians and
    other research engineers will be essential. In addition, the research
    engineer will assist with day-to-day activities in the lab including
    assisting in test protocols and general lab duties and
    training/mentoring students in the lab. Furthermore, the engineer will
    support tissue retrieval and dissection for the cadaveric tissue used in
    the research studies.

    - BS or advanced degree (preferred) in Mechanical or Biomechanical
    - Electromechanical design experience or coursework
    - Data acquisition and control systems experience or coursework
    - Familiarity with three-dimensional tracking systems
    - Expertise in three-dimensional coordinate systems
    - Machine component design experience or coursework
    - Familiarity with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    - Computer programming experience, preferably LabVIEW
    - Willingness and ability to work with cadaver materials
    - Knowledge of human musculoskeletal anatomy
    - Experience with hydraulic load frames (desired but not necessary)

    Employment type: Full time

    About the Labs: The SHRI-CORE Orthopedic Research Labs are a joint
    partnership between Sun Health Research Institute and the CORE
    Institute. When the physicians of the CORE Institute decided to start a
    practice in Sun City area of Arizona, they wanted to include a
    state-of-the-art research center to continue their research interests
    forged at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and from their fellowship
    programs. Sun Health Research Institute has a distinguished record as a
    center for excellence in various medical research areas including
    Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. The alliance of the two institutes
    creates a center for orthopedic excellence not only for greater Phoenix,
    but also for the entire Southwest region. The labs are non-profit,
    falling under the umbrella of Sun Health Research Institute.

    The two labs housed at the CORE Institute include a motion analysis
    laboratory and a biomechanical testing facility. The labs are staffed
    with bioengineers and scientists with specialties in an array of
    biomechanical areas. Bioengineering graduate students and medical
    students gain training in the various orthopedic research areas and
    assist in all aspects of the labs. The CORE physicians round out the
    team of researchers, bringing their expertise in orthopedics, including
    surgical procedures and device design. This provides a vibrant research
    community for orthopedic and biomechanical research and clinical
    studies. Please visit our website at

    Application: Start date is effective immediately. Review of applications
    will begin immediately and will continue through October 31. Please
    submit a cover letter, resume and names and contact information of three
    references to:

    Kristine Csavina
    SHRI-CORE Orthopedic Research Labs
    14420 W. Meeker Blvd., Suite 300
    Sun City West, AZ 83575

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    Kristine R. Csavina, PhD
    SHRI-CORE Orthopedic Research Labs
    F: 623.537.5601
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