The UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking a qualified individual for a research faculty position in the UCLA Biomechanics Laboratory. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience. This person should have an Engineering Ph.D. and experience in programming and operating robots.

Our laboratory has a KUKA industrial robot with attached universal force-moment sensor that we have been using for studies related to knee biomechanics. This robotic testing system is capable of operating under displacement control, load control, or combinations of both. We intend to use the robot for new biomechanical projects related to the knee, hip, ankle, spine, and elbow. This will require writing computer programs to apply appropriate specimen loading conditions, designing test fixtures, and developing new testing protocols. This individual will collaborate closely with UCLA faculty members on projects related to their specific field of interest.

We are looking for a "hands on" researcher who is strong in design and instrumentation with robot programming skills. This person should work and communicate well with orthopaedic surgeons. It is also important to possess excellent writing skills for grant and manuscript submissions. This position will involve minimal teaching requirements, with a primary focus on research. This is an excellent opportunity for a research oriented robotics engineer to learn the field of orthopaedic biomechanics and to engage in cutting edge research that is directly beneficial to patients and orthopaedic surgeons.