Research Engineer in the Orthopedic Robotics Lab
The department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Research Engineer. The position of Research Engineer is located in the Orthopedic Robotics Laboratory. The Research Engineer will primarily be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of new programs, fixtures, and protocols associated with the robotic equipment in the Orthopedic Robotics Laboratory. The Research Engineer will coordinate and manage research projects, organize and oversee the daily and special activities of the laboratory; manage the laboratory space; advise and train new laboratory members; integrate hardware and software into the laboratory; troubleshoot equipment and software; develop protocols process and analyze data, and assist laboratory-affiliated investigators in the analysis of their data, dissemination of their scientific findings and the planning of new research. Given that the candidate will be responsible for all aspects of running a robotics testing system and other pieces of testing equipment, the candidate must have technical knowledge of robotic and materials testing equipment and must be familiar with kinematic and kinetic data in order to analyze the function and stability of diarthrodial joints.
Qualifications - Master’s of Science degree in an engineering or biomechanics-related discipline and a minimum of 2-3 years of experience working in a biomechanics laboratory with materials testing and robotic equipment is required. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for degree requirement. Must have working knowledge of various software packages used in the collection, processing and analysis of biomechanical data, e.g. Labview, Matlab, statistical analysis packages. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Must be self-motivated, independent and work well in a group. Must have technical knowledge of robotic and materials testing equipment.