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    Robotics Engineer | SPRI | Vail, Colorado, USA

    Department of BioMedical Engineering
    Steadman Philippon Research Institute
    Vail, Colorado, USA

    The Robotics Engineer position is responsible for the development, maintenance, and coordination of robotics lab studies. The Robotics Engineer will support many aspects of BME robotics research activities through various duties including: developing robotic testing protocols and software, assisting with funding applications, research project planning and design, data analysis and interpretation, manuscript drafting and submission, and preparation of abstracts/posters/presentations.

    This is a permanent, full-time, exempt position with benefits.

    Available immediately (May 2015 graduates are encouraged to apply)

    • Design software to control the KUKA KR60-3 robotic system for use in both position and force-torque control modes for biomechanical testing. Test and validate the system setup.
    • Develop customized testing protocols and robotic system software for various anatomical joint testing applications (e.g. knee, hip, shoulder, foot and ankle).
    • Process and analyze data from robotics experiments, with the development of code as needed.
    • Execute testing protocols and coordinate/schedule team members for robotic testing.
    • Submit, present, and publish scientific works.
    • Collaborate with research and clinical staff for the development of new research protocols. Provide necessary timelines for the availability of lab resources.
    • Support, develop, and expand your career through educational opportunities provided to you.

    • Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar discipline and demonstrated proficiency in robotics.
    • Research experience and practical knowledge of research principles is required whether through previous research experience, work experience, or coursework. Experience in a biomechanics laboratory, with commonly used biomechanical tools and analytical methods, is preferred.
    • Strong computer programming skills (Matlab). Experience with KRL (KUKA programming language), C/C++/C#, and/or XML is desired. Ability to learn new programming languages as needed. Previous experience with the setup and programming of robotic systems.
    • Linear algebra proficiency is required.
    • Knowledge of control systems, data transmission protocols, and three-dimensional mathematics is desired.
    • Excellent critical thinking skills are required.
    • Knowledge of and ability to apply the scientific method is required.
    • Ability to work independently, prioritize time, and balance multiple research projects simultaneously is required.
    • Knowledge of orthopaedic terminology and human anatomy is preferred.

    • Must be adaptable to unexpected changes and possess strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and technical writing skills.
    • Self-starter with willingness to make decisions independently and solve problems creatively within job scope.
    • Ability to manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously while working under occasionally stressful conditions.

    • Ability to handle confidential/sensitive information and exercise good professional judgment.
    • Translate the organization's vision and values into day-to-day activities, behaviors, and decisions.
    • Ability to represent SPRI in a mature and professional manner.

    To apply, applicants must submit the following to Travis L. Turnbull, Ph.D. ( an updated curriculum vitae (three page max) with a focus on relevant educational background, work experience, academic record of peer reviewed publications and grants, laboratory work experience, computer skills assessment, instrumentation skill sets, and/or programming capabilities. We also require a personal statement (two page max) detailing how you would contribute to the specified role and core values of research and education at SPRI. Following our internal selection process, only qualified applicants will be contacted for a phone interview. A list of references will only be requested for individuals that pass the phone interview. The application process and all associated communications will remain confidential.


    Travis L. Turnbull, Ph.D.
    Department of BioMedical Engineering

    Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI)
    181 W. Meadow Drive, Suite 1000
    Vail, Colorado, 81657, USA

    Keeping People Active Through Orthopaedic Research and Education