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  • TISSUE MECHANICS JOB announcement

    Baxter Healthcare Corp. is an international medical products company with
    annual revenues
    of over six billion dollars. The Cardiovascular Group, a one billion
    dollar subsidiary of Baxter,
    is home to Heart Valve Therapy in Irvine, California. HVT produces
    prosthetic heart valves
    (both bioprosthetic and mechanical), annuloplasty devices and ancillary
    products around the world.
    International sales are responsible for about half of Baxter's business,
    making it truly a global company.
    The Baxter Cardiovascular Group world headquarters is located in Irvine,
    which is in Orange County,
    California. Irvine has been consistently ranked as one of the three safest
    U.S. cities for the last several
    years by the FBI. Located a comfortable 40 miles from Los Angeles, the
    area is home to an enormous
    number of attractions and activities. In April, 2000, the Cardiovascular
    Group will be spinning-off as
    a separate, publically-traded company called Edwards Life Sciences Corp
    Job Description
    The candidate will be responsible for mechanical testing of bioprosthetic
    tissues and biomaterials,
    including uniaxial tension testing, biaxial tension testing and fatigue
    testing.
    This position will principally involve following existing test procedures
    and developing new procedures,
    fixtures and tests as required. Solid computer skills are a must,
    including experience with
    the use of productivity applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets).
    Experience programming
    Labview, C/C++ and Matlab would be valuable. The candidate will work with
    other engineers,
    biologists and chemists in-house as well as collaborate with external
    academic researchers.
    The successful individual will be self-motivated and be able to work
    independently, but be willing
    to consult with peers when required. We offer an exciting and challenging
    work environment with
    the world leader in the cardiovascular bioprosthesis field.

    Job Requirements
    A degree (Bachelor's with minimum 3 years experience or Master's) in
    Mechanical, Biomedical
    or Civil Engineering with relevant experience performing mechanical testing
    of soft tissues
    or polymers and analyzing results. Some experience in tissue culture
    techniques and
    aseptic sample preparation desired. Must be motivated and be able to work
    independently
    in a collaborative work environment that includes technical interaction and
    support.
    Good communication skills with both technical and lay people are important.

    Compensation
    Baxter offers a number of medical and dental benefit programs, in addition
    to a discount stock
    purchase plan and a matching-funds 401k (retirement) plan. The salary for
    this position
    will depend on the successful candidate's experience and education, in the
    range of $44,080-$66,120 (USD).

    Please direct enquiries and applications to:
    Michael Scott, Ph.D.
    Manager, Biomechanics
    M/S 22
    Baxter Healthcare Corporation
    Cardiovascular Group
    Heart Valve Therapy
    17221 Red Hill Avenue
    Irvine, CA 92614

    Or email to:
    Michael Scott michael_scott@baxter.com
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