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Senior Research Engineer/Lab Manager: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

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  • Senior Research Engineer/Lab Manager: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA


    University of Pennsylvania

    The Soslowsky Lab of the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking an individual to fill a full-time senior research engineer/lab manager position. Responsibilities for this available position include:

    1. Design and implementation of mechanical testing devices, fixtures, and protocols – primarily mechanical testing of various musculoskeletal tissues
    2. Leading group meetings, guiding students and staff, acting as a senior advisor, training others within the lab
    3. Biomechanics research, literature research, manuscript preparation, group reports
    4. Maintenance and management of lab and machine shop equipment

    Collaborators include basic science and clinical faculty, research staff, students, residents, and fellows. The laboratory has the capability to perform mechanical tests on large and small scales, to fabricate unique devices and components, and to process large volumes of images and computational output, all of which will be developed, adapted, and performed by this individual. Additional contiguous and collaborative orthopaedic research laboratory activities are devoted to biologic, biochemical, imaging, tissue and cell culture, and histologic studies of musculoskeletal tissues.

    The ideal candidate has a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or a related field and a minimum of 5 years of work experience. Advanced degrees (MS or PhD) are preferred, but not required. Experience with universal materials testing frames (e.g., Instron, MTS, Admet), manufacturing (milling machine, lathe, 3D printers, CAD/CAM) and computational programming (Matlab and LabVIEW) is required. Salary is competitive and based on experience with an excellent employee benefits package. The position will be filled as soon as the appropriate individual is identified.

    Interested and qualified applicants should apply directly through the Penn Human Resources website at the following address linked to this post:


    Louis J. Soslowsky, Ph.D.
    Fairhill Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Bioengineering
    Associate Dean for Research Integration
    Director of the Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders
    Vice Chair for Research – Orthopaedic Surgery
    University of Pennsylvania
    307A Stemmler Hall
    3540 Hamilton Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6081