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Research Associate in Naples, FL ,  at Arthrex

Date Posted: 5/10/2018

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Job Description


Requisition ID:
40785
Title:
Research Associate
Division:
Arthrex, Inc.
Location:
INC- Naples, FL

Main Objective:

To perform product testing in a laboratory setting and report findings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Perform research studies to facilitate the verification and validation requirement of new product development.  Such research could include:
    • Static and dynamic mechanical research studies
    • Cadaveric research studies
    • Polymeric analysis on bio-resorbable orthopedic implants such as in vitro degradation studies of biodegradable products with an emphasis on changes in mechanical properties, molecular weight, and thermal properties over time.
    • Evaluation of biomaterials and biologics devices and technology
  2. Assist in evaluation of new technologies and design concepts
  3. Assist in post market research of existing devices and technologies.
  4. Prepare technical reports and maintain and create various engineering test environments.

Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

Education and Experience:

  • BS degree in related science field required
  • Prior work in a laboratory setting would be highly preferred. 
  • Experience with mechanical and chemical testing of polymers preferred

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

Should have basic understanding of metal and polymer properties and mechanical and chemical test equipment.  Must be able to use mechanical and polymer analysis test lab equipment in a proficient manner to acquire data/test results. Good documentation skills and the ability to write accurate test procedures/summaries/reports upon completion of requested tests required.  Knowledge of basic anatomy and ASTM standards for medical devices a plus.

Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Instruments used will include Materials Testing Systems, Molecular Weight equipment, Differential Scanning calorimeters, custom made testing apparatuses, and data acquisition systems.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.