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    Orthopeutics, L.P.
    Georgetown, Texas

    Deadline: 04-14-08 or until position is filled

    Orthopeutics is currently seeking a full-time Biomechanical Engineer
    specializing in experimental soft-tissue mechanics. We are currently
    accepting applications for this immediate opening and will continue
    until the position is filled.

    Orthopeutics is an early stage biotech company pioneering a nonsurgical
    approach to treat orthopaedic diseases with a current emphasis on an
    injectable matrix modification treatment for the intervertebral disc.
    The company's headquarters are located in Georgetown, Texas, North of
    Austin, providing an excellent, family oriented community, with a strong
    and growing biomedical industry presence. The company enjoys an
    academic-industry partnership that has been built with nearby Texas A&M

    Job Description:
    The Biomechanical Engineer will be responsible for the development,
    management and conduct of biomechanics and biomaterials research
    projects. Daily responsibilities will include the following; develop
    detailed research plans, perform advanced computational analysis, manage
    internal and external resources to achieve project objectives, and make
    recommendations in support of product development and future research.
    Manage research projects from initial concept and feasibility through
    transition to product development. Stay current with advances in spine
    care and orthopaedic surgery, biomechanics, biomaterials and tissue
    engineering. Attend technical meetings and participate in activities of
    technical societies. Prepare reports and presentations for both
    internal and external publication, and contribute to patent disclosures
    and filings. May coordinate and direct activities of outside
    contractors. Train and supervise student interns. The individual will
    work alongside the company founder and will report directly to senior
    management. Salary and other forms of compensation will be based on
    education and experience.

    The ideal candidate will have experience with experimental biomechanics
    of the intervertebral disc. The candidate should be familiar with the
    design and conduct of in vitro and in vivo experiments to characterize
    the mechanical properties of soft tissues. The candidate should also be
    familiar with standard analytical techniques, MATLAB programming, and
    preparation of journal articles, grant applications, patent documents,
    and IACUC and IRB applications. Candidates with PhD degree in
    Biomechanics/ Mechanical Engineering/ Bioengineering/ Materials Science
    or equivalent discipline with previous experience in experimental
    characterization of mechanical properties are encouraged to apply.
    Strong organizational and technical skills, good oral communication
    skills, and the ability to work both independently and within a
    multidisciplinary team are essential.

    Orthopeutics is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and
    encourages diversity in the workplace. Interested and qualified
    applicants should send a letter, resume, and names and contact
    information of at least two references to:

    Tom Hedman, Ph.D.
    Founder and CSO
    Orthopeutics, L.P.
    111 Cooperative Way, Suite 210
    Georgetown, Texas 78626
    512-818-8468 mobile
    512-864-1589 office
    512-864-1497 fax

    Research Associate Professor
    Biomedical Engineering Department
    Texas A&M University