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  • Research Engineer, Motion Analysis Laboratory, Henry Ford Hospital Bone & Joint Center (Detroit, MI)

    The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Bone & Joint Center at Henry Ford Health System is seeking a full-time research engineer. The ideal candidate will have a background in biomedical or mechanical engineering and a strong interest in the biomechanics of human movement. This individual will be involved with all aspects of research being conducted in the motion analysis laboratory. Responsibilities include project planning, subject recruitment and testing, data analysis, statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation. A bachelor’s or master’s degree and experience in orthopaedic research, human movement analysis, sports biomechanics or motor control are desirable. Experience with computer programming or laboratory equipment design are desirable but not required.

    The motion analysis laboratory includes a biplane x-ray digital imaging system for high-speed analysis of dynamic in-vivo joint function, a state-of-the-art ultrasound system for assessing tissue properties with shear wave elastography, and extensive computer hardware/software for data collection and visualization. Primary research interests are in orthopaedic/sports biomechanics as related to joint and soft-tissue function, disease, injury and repair. For more information about the Bone & Joint Center, please see www.hfhs-bjc.org.

    The position is available immediately and will be filled as soon as an appropriate candidate is identified. Salary is competitive and based on experience with an excellent benefits package. Interested and qualified applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and names and contact information for at least three references to the e-mail address listed below. Henry Ford Health System is an AA/EO Employer.


    Michael J. Bey, PhD
    Henry Ford Health System
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Bone & Joint Center
    6135 Woodward Avenue
    Detroit, MI 48202
    www.hfhs-bjc.org
    bey@bjc.hfh.edu
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