A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery operates a large and diverse research program, and is currently nationally ranked 9th for NIH dollars for Orthopaedic Academic Departments. This position will support the continued expansion of the department’s highly productive research program by providing senior research services to faculty and trainees. The ideal candidate will work with existing clinical faculty and residents tofacilitate projects involving biomechanical testing and quantitative imaging.
- Manage studies with department clinical faculty and residents
- Collaborate with corporations/sponsors of these projects, if appropriate
- Assist in set-up, planning, and/or execution of resident education sessions
- Support skill-building curriculum for residents
- Act as a liaison with other departments, divisions or organizations
- Facilitate the development, design and conduct of several small or moderately complex research experiments (often simultaneously with different investigators)
- Review progress, evaluate results, and communicate results and progress with project leader(s)
- May assist in the preparation of internal and external grant proposals
- May formulate research methods and suggest options for improving quality, identify potential problems, recommend and implement solutions, and collaborate in the development of new techniques
- Perform anatomic specimen acquisition and preparation
- Manage laboratory testing and dissection facilities, including supply inventories, space organization, and Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) compliance
- Assist with data collection and screening, verify data, conduct data analysis, interpret and implement research methodology based on outcome of analysis
- Co-author publications and may co-present results with Principal Investigator at meetings and/or conferences
- Train undergraduate, graduate, and medical students in equipment operations and laboratory techniques
Should be available to work weekend hours and evenings, if needed. Position available starting immediately.
Education and Experience: Masters degree in an engineering or biomedical science field with a minimum of 4-5 years of experience in a laboratory, research, or related industrial setting. The ideal candidate will have experience in bioengineering, materials testing, design, image acquisition, image analysis, and/or musculoskeletal research and anatomy. The candidate must be organized, self-motivated, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Further, the candidate must be familiar with project management, materials testing systems, LabVIEW, and MATLAB.
Intermediate level: a minimum of 4-5 years of experience in a laboratory, research, or related industrial setting.
Associate level: At least 2 years of experience in a laboratory, research, or related industrial setting.
- Working knowledge of basic statistical analysis, hypothesis testing, and experimental design
- Some experience in the design and fabrication (machining and/or 3D printing) of customized testing equipment
- Ability to develop new technical skills
- Willing to develop innovative approaches to solving Orthopaedic related projects
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
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Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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