International Society of Biomechanics
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Biomotion Research Engineer

Research Engineer
06 Apr 2021
06 Apr 2021
Vail, CO
United States
Steadman Philippon Research Institute

The multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists and biologists at theSteadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) work side-by-side with surgeons and therapists to conduct research for improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic disorders, funded by grants from the NIH and the Department of Defense as well as industry and philanthropy. SPRI is looking for a motivated, talented engineer to perform research in our exceptionally well-equipped Biomotion laboratory, which includes equipment for dynamic stereoradiographic imaging, an 18-camera video-motion analysis system, a dual-belt instrumented treadmill, 4 force plates and a new indoor golf biomechanics facility.  Wearable sensor systems for EMG, plantar pressure and whole-body kinematics enable research outside of the lab, including a snow sports safety research program conducted on the ski slope (walking distance away from the lab). Located in the beautiful mountain town of Vail, Colorado, SPRI is a great place to work and play!

The Biomotion Research Engineer will be engaged in the full spectrum of research activities, including project planning and design, proposal writing, instrumentation and algorithm development, data collection, data processing/analysis, manuscript drafting and submission, and preparation of manuscripts and conference abstracts/posters/presentations.

Job Requirements:


  • PhD or Master’s degree in mechanical or biomedical engineering (or Bachelor’s degree with extensive experience)

  • Experienced with biomechanics/motion analysis techniques

  • Strong knowledge of 3D kinematics/dynamics

  • Required computer skills: Matlab, graphics (Python or C a plus)

  • Experience with 3D medical image processing (Mimics or similar software) is a significant plus

  • Desirable skills: 3D analysis (Geomagic or similar), musculoskeletal modeling (e.g. OpenSIM), statistics.

  • Experience with electronic design and/or fabrication beneficial but not required

  • Must be currently eligible to work in the USA


The position is available immediately and will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

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