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    Orthopaedic Research Institute, Inc.
    Via Christi Health System in Wichita, KS - RESEARCH ENGINEER

    The Orthopaedic Research Institute, Inc. (ORI) of Wichita is
    seeking a Research Engineer to conduct innovative studies aimed
    at translating clinical/surgical needs of orthopaedics and other
    healthcare specialties into marketable devices, projects,
    implants, and related instrumentation. ORI is a not-for-profit
    component of Via Christi Health System, the largest health
    system in Kansas. Via Christi includes established research
    divisions and strong programs in resident education, especially
    in orthopaedics. These programs are affiliated with the
    University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and
    collaborations are ongoing with several national and
    international engineering colleges, and with international
    medical device manufacturers.

    The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
    M.S. Mechanical Engineering, experience in device design,
    competence in general computing, software, and hardware,
    familiarity with computer aided design systems, ability to
    interact and collaborate with affiliated staff.

    The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
    **Define goals for the device design and analysis program and
    devises and implements specific plans for achieving these goals.
    **Protects and documents inventions, designs, ideas, software,
    and similar intellectual property by establishing a quality
    management system.
    **Supports research director in preparation of annual budget and
    other reports.
    **Serves as computer consultant.
    **Supervises technicians, fellows, visiting staff, and interns
    as assigned.
    **Conceives, plans, develops, and evaluates devices, instruments,
    and systems for the use in orthopaedic surgery and other
    medical specialties.
    **Supports similar development efforts in other areas of health care.
    **Prepares proposals for extramural support of device
    development, applied research in support of device development,
    and custom testing of devices.

    Via Christi offers competitive compensation and comprehensive
    benefits package including paid leave program, pension, tuition
    reimbursement, and fitness centers.

    Via Christi Research is located in Wichita, KS, a clean city of
    350,000 people in south-central Kansas. Several major
    corporations located in Wichita (Boeing, Koch, Raytheon, Cessna)
    provide a stable job base and excellent earnings opportunities.
    Wichita offers many opportunities for entertainment and
    recreation. Wichita is centrally located and within easy
    driving distance of many other metropolitan areas and
    recreational opportunities (skiing, lakes, parks, fishing,
    boating). For those interested in small town lifestyles, there
    are many surrounding bedroom communities with excellent schools.
    Local sports include college athletics and professional soccer,
    hockey and baseball.

    To apply, please send a resume or C.V. and a list of references
    (with complete address, telephone numbers and email addresses) to:
    Krista Thacker, Employment Specialist
    929 N. St. Francis, Wichita, KS 67214, or FAX (316)291-4570
    or e-mail

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