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  • BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER – Orthopeutics, L.P., Lexington, Kentucky

    Deadline: 08-31-2011 or until position is filled

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

    Orthopeutics is an early stage technology innovator pioneering an injectable approach to revitalizing hard to treat musculoskeletal tissues. To date, Orthopeutics has also spun out two subsidiaries to commercialize different applications of the company’s core technology. The company’s headquarters are located in Lexington, Kentucky, providing an excellent, family oriented community, with a growing biomedical industry presence. The company currently has an NIH SBIR Phase II grant, State of Kentucky matching funds, and it enjoys a healthy academic-industry partnership with the University of Kentucky.

    Job Description:
    The Biomedical Engineer will be responsible for the development, management and conduct of biomechanics and biomaterials research projects. 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 grant applications, as well as patent disclosures and filings. The engineer may coordinate and direct activities of outside contractors, and train and supervise student interns. The individual will work alongside the company founder and will report directly to senior management. Title, salary and other forms of compensation will be based on education and experience.

    The ideal candidate will have experience with experimental biomechanics of musculoskeletal tissues including intervertebral disc, knee meniscus, ligaments, and tendons, and will be capable of conducting some established biochemical assays. The candidate should be familiar with the design and conduct of in vitro and in vivo experiments. 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 MS or PhD degree in Bioengineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Materials Science or equivalent discipline with previous experience in experimental characterization of mechanical properties are encouraged to apply. Strong organizational and technical skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and within a multidisciplinary team are essential.

    Interested and qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of at least two references to:

    Tom Hedman, Ph.D.
    Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
    Orthopeutics, L.P.

    Orthopeutics is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.