UT Health Senior Research Engineer - Orthopedic Surgery/Biomechanics in Texas

Senior Research Engineer - Orthopedic Surgery/Biomechanics

Texas

Research

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 180001NR

Position Summary:

Performs engineering functions related to independent research projects and collaborates with other researchers in science or engineering. Affects research laboratory through design and coordination of experiments.

Do you want to work in a dynamic clinical environment? We are seeking an individual with background in mechanical engineering in a biomedical engineering environment. Orthopedic device technical development knowledge along with an understanding of data analysis and statistical methods is preferred. Bring your product development expertise working with inventors to this exciting role.

Performs engineering functions related to independent research projects and collaborates with other researchers in science or engineering. Affects research laboratory through design and coordination of experiments.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Conceptualizes, designs, builds, programs, and tests systems to support assigned research programs and projects.

  2. Generates experimental protocols for testing and analyzing of orthopedic technologies and methodologies.

  3. Utilizes computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing to aid in experimentation studies.

  4. Identifies and implements evolutionary refinements to testing methods and technologies as identified during research programs.

Drafts reports and manuscripts suitable for publication from assigned research projects.

Certification/Skills:

  • Ability to work autonomous and as a member of a multidisciplinary research team.

  • Ability to undertake complex and challenging projects.

  • Excellent research and problem-solving skills.

  • Proficiency in MATLAB and Microsoft Office

  • Ability to balance theoretical tools with practical experimentation.

  • Ability to interact with surgeons, scientists, and researchers from other disciplines is crucial.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • An understanding of human physiology and joint mechanics is preferred.

Ability to undertake complex and challenging projects.

Excellent research and problem solving skills.

Ability to use computer systems or specified equipment that is essential for the related areas.

Ability to interact with scientists and researcher from other disciplines is crucial.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary research team.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer and information science or other applied sciences. Master’s degree in engineering, computer and information science or other applied sciences is preferred.

Minimum Experience:

Four years of experience in applied research experience or related field. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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