Research & Development Engineer
Technology Implementation Research Center (TIRC), Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

Job Description:
Immediate opening for a Research & Development Engineer at the Technology Implementation Research Center (TIRC), Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital. The TIRC is a unique initiative aimed developing technologies that will dramatically enhance quality of patient care. We are a fast growing center that offers the opportunity to be at the forefront of technology development, and to work with a close knit team of highly experienced clinicians, engineers and scientists.

The project is aimed at the design of improved modular taper joints. The R&D engineer will be primarily responsible for computer aided design, prototyping, and structural analysis. Other responsibilities include design of experimental setups, execution of in vitro/laboratory testing, and preparation of project reports/documents. A creative mindset, strong team oriented work ethic, and willingness to develop new skills are a must. Interested applicants should email a copy of their resume/CV to Dr. Kartik Varadarajan (kmangudivaradarajan@partners.org).

Requirements:
MS (2+yr experience) or PhD in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering
Extensive experience with design of taper joints
Excellent understanding of fretting related wear and corrosion phenomenon
Strong computer aided design skills and proficiency (advanced user) in one or more associated tools such as SolidWorks
Strong hands on design and prototyping experience
Excellent knowledge of finite element analysis techniques and proficiency in one or more associated tools such as ABAQUS
Strong written and oral communication skills
Proficiency in MATLAB programming is highly desirable