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Computational Research Engineer at the VA Puget Sound

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  • Computational Research Engineer at the VA Puget Sound

    The Center for Limb Loss and MoBility (CLiMB) at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) in Seattle, WA has an opening for a computational research engineer. The position will start in April 2022, and this posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. The Center is a mixture of engineers, clinicians, biomechanists, and epidemiologists who develop and conduct research to preserve and enhance the mobility of Veterans with lower limb musculoskeletal impairment or limb loss.

    The candidate will work at the VAPSHCS under the guidance of Drs. William Ledoux, Scott Telfer, and Brittney Muir. Specific responsibilities will be the development and validation of finite element models of the foot and footwear, with a focus on optimizing interventions for the prevention in ulcers in diabetic foot disease. Additional responsibilities include human subjects’ data collections, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.

    Requirements. The successful candidate will have:
    Experience with software commonly used in computational biomechanics research (Abaqus, FEBio, LS-Dyna, etc.).
    Excellent problem-solving skills, with attention to detail.
    Excellent independence and self-sufficiency (candidate will become the subject matter expert on various facets of the aforementioned models).
    Strong oral and written communication skills as they will be training new users, including updating and generating in-house procedures and manuals.
    This position requires, at minimum, a BS degree in a relevant engineering discipline and 1+ years of work experience in a related field; MS degree preferred.

    The annual salary range for this position is approximately $75,000 – $85,000 depending on qualifications. The position is for three years with the possibility to renew.

    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 contact information for 3 references:
    William R Ledoux, PhD
    Research Career Scientist
    Center for Limb Loss and MoBility (CLiMB)
    VA Puget Sound, Seattle WA