The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking a Research and Development Engineer 1, to serve in the Biomechanics lab and apply a variety of engineering skills in collaboration with surgical and research faculty to execute experiments addressing orthopaedic engineering problems.
Working in multidisciplinary teams, the Research and Development Engineer will provide guidance regarding experimental design and testing strategies, collaborate with lab engineers to design and fabricate experimental set-ups, execute mechanical tests, perform data analysis, and create results summaries for research studies, including those related to fracture fixation, tendon and ligament repair, soft tissue injury evaluation, cartilage and bone tissue engineering, and screw biomechanics.
Design and develop complex and specialized equipment, instruments, or systems; coordinate detailed phases of work related to responsibility for part of a major project or for an entire project of moderate scope.
Develop technical and methodological solutions to complex engineering/scientific problems requiring independent analytical thinking and advanced knowledge.
Develop creative new or improved equipment, materials, technologies, processes, methods, or software important to the advancement of the field.
Contribute technical expertise, and perform basic research and development in support of programs/projects; act as advisor/consultant in area of specialty.
Contribute to portions of published articles or presentations; prepare and write reports; draft and prepare scientific papers.
Provide technical direction to other research staff, engineering associates, technicians, and/or students, as needed.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Advanced degree in mechanical/biomechanical engineering or related field.
Proficiencies with 3D CAD software (Fusion 360 or SOLIDWORKS preferred), MATLAB, Microsoft Office, and a computer programming language.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Thorough knowledge of the principles of engineering and related natural sciences.
Demonstrated project management experience.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES: None
Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully.
Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, use a telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, Allergens/Biohazards/Chemicals /Asbestos, confined spaces, working at heights ?10 feet, temperature extremes, heavy metals, unusual work hours or routine overtime and/or inclement weather.
May require travel.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: School of Medicine, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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