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Research Engineer, Lower Limb Biomechanics (VA Puget Sound, Seattle WA)

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  • Research Engineer, Lower Limb Biomechanics (VA Puget Sound, Seattle WA)

    The Center for Limb Loss and MoBility (CLiMB) 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. This position also includes roles in the design and execution several other ongoing and planned projects involving topics ranging from prosthetic fit, to ligament tissue testing, to shape modeling of human bones.

    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. 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.

    Requirements: The successful candidate will have strong competency with Matlab, as well as strong oral and written communication skills as they will be working with the principal investigator to submit peer-reviewed articles, grant applications and conference proceedings.
    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 $45,000 – $52,000 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 (also briefly describing how this position supports their overall career trajectory) and curriculum vitae with 3 references to:

    Joseph Iaquinto, PhD
    Research Biomedical Engineer
    Center for Limb Loss and MoBility
    VA Puget Sound
    1660 S. Columbian Way, MS 151
    Seattle WA