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  • Research Associate Position: Orthopaedic Medical Devices

    The University of British Columbia
    Position Description

    Business Title: Research Associate
    Job Family: Faculty – Non-Tenure Track
    VP/Faculty: Medicine
    Department: Orthopaedics
    October 15, 2012

    Job Summary:
    A three year grant-funded Research Associate position is available at the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver Campus (Vancouver General Hospital site).

    The successful candidate will carry out independent research on developing radiographic-based methods for kinematics and shape analyses of human knee/hip/spine, pre-operative planning and post-operative evaluation of total joint replacement implants, and developing computer-aided navigation systems based on fluoroscopy and inertial measurement units. The Research Associate will supervise graduate students and undergraduate summer students, and will also play an active role in the preparation of scientific manuscripts and research grant applications.

    The successful candidate must have a PhD in Biomechanical Engineering, at least one year’s industrial experience in tool design, and at least three years of experience as a Postdoctoral Fellow in developing image-based orthopaedic techniques and devices, designing orthopaedic implants, and performing in-vitro experiments and biomechanical modeling of human joints. A strong background in orthopaedic biomechanics, medical device development, engineering design, and image analysis is necessary. Candidates should have productive publications records, excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and oral and written communication skills.

    Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This three year term position is grant funded. Evening and weekend work will be frequently required. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada to be considered.

    If you would like to be considered for this position, please apply with a CV and statement of your research interests, along with the names and contact information of four references, to:

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    David R. Wilson, DPhil
    Centre for Hip Health and Mobility
    Robert H.N. Ho Research Centre
    799-2635 Laurel Street
    Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

    Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2012

    UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.