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05-04-2004, 01:30 AM
Title: Post-doctoral Fellowship in Spine Biomechanics
Location: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Date: Position Start: June 1, 2004 or earliest convenience

We are investigating the role of the nucleus pulposus in the
biomechanics of the lumbar intervertebral disc using experimental and
finite element modeling techniques. Specifically, we are interested in
understanding the biomechanical behavior of nucleus pulposus
replacements and augmentations under quasi-static as well as
time-dependent conditions.

This post-doctoral position is a two-year appointment with an option for
a third year and is sponsored by Synthes Spine. The position requires a
Ph.D. in Bioengineering or Mechanical Engineering as well as experience
in mechanical testing. Experience in numerical modeling is desired as
is knowledge of the biomechanics of the spine and a good scientific
curiosity. The candidate will be responsible for day-to-day laboratory
activities, including supervising two doctoral candidates and
undergraduates performing research in the lab as well as interfacing
with Synthes engineers and management. Good communication is a must.
In addition, the post-doc will be responsible for contributions to
project planning, setting up instrumentation, writing papers and grants.

Drexel University is located a major metropolitan area and part of a
large bioengineering community in Philadelphia. It is a wonderful place
to study and meet like-minded researchers. Interested candidates should
send a CV, contact information for three references and any recent
publications to Michele Marcolongo at the address below (email is

Michele Marcolongo, Ph.D., P.E.
Drexel University
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
32nd and Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 895-2329

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