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Ron Alkalay
10-11-2000, 06:30 AM
Instructor / Post-doctoral Fellow Position Announcement
Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory
Children's Hospital, BIDMC
Harvard Medical School

Summary: The Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory at Harvard Medical School
has an immediate opening for an Instructor or a Post-doctoral fellow in
cartilage and bone research.

Responsibilities: The candidate will be part of a dynamic group of medical
doctors, research engineers, and students in orthopedic biomechanics
research. He or she will participate and provide leadership in ongoing
cartilage and bone research in the laboratory. The candidate must also
pursue independent research in biomechanics. He or she will be expected to
participate in teaching of orthopedic residents and medical
students. Collaboration is both expected and greatly encouraged with
colleagues within the laboratory and within the Harvard medical school.

Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in biomechanics,
bioengineering, or mechanical engineering and demonstrate evidence of
scholarly accomplishments. Prior research experience in cartilage mechanics
is required. Good oral and written communication skills are essential, and
strong background in computer programming is essential.

Salary: The salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with
experience. This position includes a full compensation and benefits package.

Application Process: Send letter of application, statement of research
interests, curriculum vitae, two relevant publications. Also arrange to
have three letters of reference sent to:

Brian D. Snyder, MD/Ph.D.
c/o Paula Cohen
Orthopedic Biomechanics Lab
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave., RN115
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617)667-2940
Fax: (617)667-7175
Email: pcohen@caregroup.harvard.edu
Web: http://rncc.bidmc.harvard.edu/labs/obl/index.html

General Information: The Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory (OBL) is a
multi-disciplinary research facility involved in basic and applied research
in musculoskeletal biomechanics. The OBL has a commitment to perform
professional investigations in the basic and applied research of
musculoskeletal biomechanics, while maintaining the respect and compassion
for all human and animal life. As a part of this overall mission, the
laboratory provides training to students and fellows, who will become the
professional researchers and health care professionals of the future.

The Laboratory occupies 5,200 square feet on the first floor of Research
North, comprising of both research laboratory and office space. Major
facilities within the OBL include: mechanical testing, micro-CT,
biomaterials/biochemistry, bone densitometry, sports medicine, joint
kinemtaics and spinal biomechanics.


Ron Alkalay, Ph.D.
Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopeadic Biomechanics Laboratory
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
1 Overland Street
Boston, MA, 02215.

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