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  • Research Engineer - Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

    Research Engineer in Complex Joint Reconstruction
    Department of Biomechanics & the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Complex Joint Reconstruction Center
    Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, USA

    We have an opening for a master’s level mechanical or biomedical engineer. A bachelor’s level engineer with at least two years of experience working in industry or in a research laboratory will also be considered. The position involves multidisciplinary, team-based research focusing on the biomechanics of treatment for the most challenging cases in joint reconstruction using computational (e.g., finite element analysis) and experimental methods. The research is conducted through close collaboration with our surgical colleagues and with the approval of the Director and the Research Director of the Complex Joint Reconstruction Center.
    We are looking for an individual with the following character traits:
    • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams
    • Independently motivated and excited by the prospect of taking on new challenges
    • Ability to rapidly learn new skills to solve problems in a dynamic and evolving work environment
    • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Willing to help train students, orthopaedic residents, and clinical fellows
    We are looking for an individual with the following qualifications:
    • Demonstrated expertise in using software such as MATLAB and Labview, and Abaqus
    • Experience using FEA software (e.g., ABAQUS, FEBio)
    • Familiarity with software tools (e.g., MIMICS) for image processing and 3D reconstruction of medical image data from MRI and CT
    • Familiarity with statistics and data analytics
    • Experience in mechanical testing using servo-hydraulic test frames and robotic manipulators
    • Mechanical design and prototyping experience using software tools such as SolidWorks
    • Experience using motion capture technology and associated 3D kinematic analysis software
    Responsibilities include:
    • Handling, dissecting, imaging, and mechanical testing of cadaveric tissues
    • Working closely with surgeons and scientists in organizing, managing, and conducting research projects
    • Maintaining lab hardware and software
    • Imaging and image processing of patient and cadaveric tissues
    • Data collection and interpretation
    • Preparing, organizing, and maintaining documentation of test protocols and equipment
    • Designing custom jigs and fixtures for novel testing set-ups
    • Assisting principal investigators in manuscript and abstract preparation
    • Developing protocols for Institutional Review Board review, laboratory studies, and code documentation
    • Presenting updates at internal departmental and group meetings and at national scientific meetings
    Salary is commensurate with experience and performance-based opportunities for promotion are available.
    To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like to work in the Biomechanics Department to:
    Kate Meyers, meyersk@hss.edu
    Facilitator, Department of Biomechanics
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