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  • Research engineer opening in Mayo Clinic biomechanics laboratory

    The Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Mayo Foundation, Rochester,
    Minnesota has an opening for a temporary, full-time research engineer. The
    position will be for one year, and will start approximately June 1, 1999.

    The Biomechanics Laboratory is comprised of integrated units made up of
    clinicians, research scientists, and allied staff. Mayo Foundation is a
    private, not-for-profit, group practice of medicine providing comprehensive
    clinical, research and education programs. Close cooperation exists
    between the services of Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
    and Neurology and the Biomechanics Laboratory.

    The laboratory's workload is diverse, including motion/strength analysis,
    computer image analysis, materials testing, electromagnetic/kinematic
    testing, anatomical specimen preparation/testing, instrumentation design
    and machining. The lab co-directors are both Ph.D. mechanical engineers.
    Nine orthopedic surgeons work part-time in the lab. The lab staff also
    includes 17 allied health staff with backgrounds in mechanical engineering,
    computer programming, physical therapy, kinesiology, computer-aided design,
    instrumentation, and machining. In addition, the lab employs approximately
    seventeen post-doctoral or research fellows with backgrounds in orthopedic
    surgery, engineering, or physical medicine.

    The research engineer will be involved in all aspects of the research and
    clinical services provided by the lab, including project planning, data
    collection/analysis, and manuscript preparation. This researcher within
    the in vitro team will specifically do the following: (1) assist other
    researchers with kinematic testing and analysis; (2) support other
    researchers by helping to create new analytical routines and procedures for
    kinematic/kinetic analysis of experimental data; (3) prepare/maintain
    computer software for data collection; (4) assist with project compilation
    and manuscript preparation.

    The position requires a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science,
    or movement science. Candidates should have some biomechanics research
    experience. The position requires familiarity with Matlab, UNIX shell
    programming, UNIX and PC platforms; knowledge of kinematic/kinetic analysis
    of human movement; strong verbal and written communication skills; strong
    interpersonal skills. Familiarity/experience with data collection
    instrumentation is preferred.

    Mayo offers an excellent benefits package, including extensive healthcare
    coverage and over 4 weeks paid time off during your year. Salary is
    competitive and commensurate with experience. If interested, please send a
    cover letter and resume, targetting job # 99-2488 to:
    Kaine A. Kerkhoff
    Mayo Medical Center
    Human Resources-OE 1
    Rochester, Minnesota 55905
    FAX: (507) 284-1445

    Kristin Daigle Zhao (507) 284-8942 telephone
    Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory (507) 284-5392 fax
    Guggenheim 128
    Mayo Clinic/Mayo Foundation
    Rochester, MN 55902

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