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Maribeth Thomas
09-01-2004, 04:35 AM
JOB OPENING:

MUSCULOSKELETAL RESEARCH CENTER
DEPARTMENT OF BIOENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
Job Position: Engineer to perform Finite Element Modeling and Analysis
Description of Position:
This position focuses on the Finite Element analysis of soft tissues,
ligaments, and joints. The qualified applicant will be responsible for developing a
FE model of the knee joint and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The
applicant must be able to collect experimental data to be used as input (initial and
boundary conditions) and validation for the model. Once validated, this
model will be used to predict the force as well as the stress and strain
distribution in the ACL.
Qualifications: M.S. with extensive FEM experience is required. Ph.D.
in Mechanical or Bioengineering is preferred.
Skills:
* Extensive experience in the development of FEMs
* Must interact and work well with a team that includes research
engineers, graduate students, and clinicians
* Strong communication and leadership skills
* Highly motivated
Location: The Musculoskeletal Research Center (MSRC) was established
in 1990 for the purpose of developing integrated programs on orthopaedic
education and research. The MSRC is a flourishing enterprise where engineers,
biologists and clinicians get together with the help of a dedicated staff, to
guide and teach qualified students and research fellows.
Start Date: Immediately
Starting Salary: Commensurate with experience
Applicant should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, and
three references to:
Savio L-Y. Woo, Ph.D., D.Sc.
W.K. Whiteford Professor & Director
Musculoskeletal Research Center
405 CNBIO
300 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Email: _ddecenzo@pitt.edu_ (mailto:ddecenzo@pitt.edu)
Tel: 412-648-2000

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