RESEARCH SPECIALIST A/B
Duties: The McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking an individual to fill a full time research engineer position. The candidate will assist in coordinating studies on multiple NIH and industrially sponsored projects and perform complex studies which require careful attention to detail in an orthopaedic research laboratory. Experiments will include biomechanical testing and analysis, machining custom-made instruments, optimizing data gathering, processing and troubleshooting as needed using Matlab and LabView, assisting with animal surgeries and related animal handling tasks, running rats on treadmill, collecting and analyzing microCT data, performing animal gait analysis experiments on custom-designed system, and acquiring complex motion and ground reaction force data in non-standard manners. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for maintaining some laboratory equipment, ordering supplies, and keeping a well-organized lab notebook. Candidate must be able to work independently as well as within a team environment, and interpret and present findings to research group. These experiments will include production of biomaterials, production of engineered constructs, mechanical testing of constructs, histological analysis of constructs, and biochemical and molecular analysis of constructs.
In addition to the above, the Research Specialist B will be required to carry out higher level responsibilities, including conducting independent research with minimal supervision, assisting with manuscript preparation, conducting literature searches, and leading more junior staff members and students.
Research Specialist A: Bachelor's degree in Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience in machining and the use of universal testing frames is desired but not required.
Research Specialist B: Bachelor's degree in Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field and 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience in machining and the use of universal testing frames is desired but not required.
Reference Number: 40-28447
Salary Grade: 024/025
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: OS-Orthopaedic Surgery Research
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research