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Research Engineer in Limb Loss Prevention, VA Puget Sound (Seattle WA)

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  • Research Engineer in Limb Loss Prevention, VA Puget Sound (Seattle WA)

    The Rehabilitation Research & Development (RR&D) Center for Limb Loss Prevention and Prosthetic Engineering at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, WA has an opening for a research engineer. This position is available immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. The successful candidate will be involved primarily in a new research project whose goals are to determine differences in ankle kinematics between participants with and without ankle osteoarthritis, using a biplane fluoroscopy system. Additionally, there are several other ongoing and planned projects that the successful candidate will be involved in the design and execution of. These additional projects involve topics ranging from prosthetic fit, to ligament tissue testing, to shape modeling of human bones.

    Major Responsibilities: 1) Operating (and helping to maintain) a biplane fluoroscopy system, and interacting with human subjects while collecting data. 2) Analysis of gait data which involves software assisted segmentation of medical scans (CT and MRI), and working with custom written Matlab analysis and image registration software (utilizing NVidia GPU). 3) Developing / designing new project methodology and capturing pilot data to expand ongoing research in novel directions. 4) Assisting two senior laboratory engineers on various computational, human subject and cadaveric projects as needed.

    The successful candidate will have strong competency with Matlab, and strong oral and written communication skills as the successful candidate will be working with the principal investigator to submit peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings. Additional preferred technical competencies include the following: 1) knowledge of motion analysis data acquisition and processing, 2) familiarity with LabView and CUDA, 3) a level of comfort with cadaveric and with human subject’s research. This position will also involve working on teams with undergraduate researchers, medical students and graduate students.

    This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and approximately two years of professional experience in an engineering or other biomechanics / movement science related field, as well as knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of biomechanics.

    The annual salary range for this position is approximately $48,000 – $53,000 depending on qualifications.

    Please note that this position is only open to U.S. citizens.

    Qualified applicants should send a cover letter (discussing the above qualifications, and also briefly describing how this position supports their overall career trajectory) and curriculum vitae with 3 references to:

    Joseph M Iaquinto, PhD
    Research Biomedical Engineer
    Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

    VA Puget Sound
    Seattle WA

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    Re: Research Engineer in Limb Loss Prevention, VA Puget Sound (Seattle WA)

    This position is now closed.