Project Title:
Development of Methods to Evaluate Osseointegrated Orthopaedic Devices

Project PI:
Name: Andrew Baumann
Email: Andrew.Baumann@fda.hhs.gov
Phone: 301-796-2508
Address: 10903 New Hampshire Ave
Bldg 62, Room 2110
Silver Spring, MD 20993

Start Date:
1 June 2018

End Date:
31 May 2019

Salary Range:
$33,000 to $44,000 (based on experience and GPA)

Description:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) is seeking a Mechanical or Biomedical Engineer for a fellowship appointment of one year. The applicant will research methods that evaluate the mechanical and functional performance of osseointegrated orthopaedic devices. An osseointegrated orthopaedic device is a permanent implant that provides direct-to-bone attachment of prosthetic limbs. The applicant will review existing mechanical and functional performance measures. The applicant will then initiate the development of new mechanical and functional performance techniques specifically designed to evaluate osseointegrated orthopaedic devices. The applicant should be completing, or have completed, a BS or MS in either mechanical or biomedical engineering. They must have a strong background in mechanical engineering or biomechanics with an emphasis on solid mechanics, kinetics, and kinematics. Experience with servo-hydraulic load frames, finite element analysis, motion capture systems, and force sensing technology is preferred. Duties will include review of scientific literature, design of experiments, execution of mechanical tests, execution of functional performance tests, and data analysis.

For additional information, please contact Andy Baumann via the phone or email listed above. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts to the email listed above with the subject line FDA FELLOWSHIP.