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Associate Engineer, Biomechanics

Employer
The CORE Institute
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Closing date
Feb 2, 2022

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Position Type
Other
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Nonprofit
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MORE Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to Keeping Life in Motion through innovative research, community education and charitable assistance programs. The Foundation conducts both laboratory based and clinical research in collaboration with physician groups and leading healthcare organizations such as The CORE Institute and HOPCo. Our biomechanics lab is home to the most advanced robotic testing systems in the industry. Our Human Motion Laboratory uses advanced motion analysis techniques to measure the movement of the body before and after different treatment interventions. MORE Foundation's clinical research program conducts multiple clinical studies of orthopedic devices, pharmaceuticals and rehabilitation protocols each year to help advance the standard of patient care. Our programs are staffed with clinicians, clinical research specialists, bioengineers and scientists who are truly dedicated to our mission.
MORE Foundation is accredited by ArMA as a provider of medical education (CME) and we work with multiple societies and entities to review and accredit educational courses. Our charitable assistance programs deliver free prosthetic hands to children who are not able to obtain prosthetics through traditional care pathways and provide free rides to military veterans that are unable to reach medical appointments without assistance.
MORE Foundation provides a dynamic working environment with hands-on interaction with patients, clinicians, scientists and technologies from a diverse array of backgrounds to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.
We are looking for an Associate Engineer in Biomechanics to join our growing team. See below for functions and requirements for this position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Schedule and consent research subjects for assessments
  • Collect and analyze biomechanical data as directed
  • Collect and analyze Human Gait and Motion analysis data as directed
  • Assist with protocol development and review as deemed appropriate by the Supervisor
  • Assist with abstract/manuscript preparation as deemed appropriate by the Supervisor
  • Maintain critical laboratory equipment
  • Performs statistical analysis of research data sets
  • Responsible for all matters concerning cadaver tissue acquisition, documentation and disposal
  • Maintains expertise in developing and updating current laboratory protocols and operating procedures
  • Draft progress reports & consistently meet deadlines by setting goals and milestones for each assigned project
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies

EDUCATION
  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Biology, Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Anthropology, or other related field is required. Master's degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum of 1-2 years hands-on experience in biomechanical testing, gait analysis systems and data processing techniques.

KNOWLEDGE
  • Knowledge of human musculoskeletal anatomy.
  • Knowledge of medical practices and terminology.
  • Knowledge of motion capture systems and data processing methods.
  • Working knowledge of biomechanical test equipment
  • Firm grasp of hypothesis driven research.
  • General knowledge in statistical analysis of data.

SKILLS
  • Skilled with identification of anatomical structures, landmarks, and motion marker placement.
  • Understanding of rigid body kinematics and kinetics theories, principles, practices and techniques of biomechanics.
  • Motion analysis data acquisition and processing.
  • Effective and compassionate communication with research patients.
  • Experience with hydraulic testing machines
  • Skilled in MATLAB, Solidworks, C++ Coding
  • Ability to report scientific findings in clear and concise English prose.
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