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11-15-2004, 10:47 AM
Post-doctoral Fellowship and Research Associate positions in Intervertebral
Disc Mechanobiology


Spine Bioengineering Laboratory

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont,
USA



Applications are invited for the positions of Postdoctoral Fellow and
Research Associate in the area of intervertebral disc bioengineering. The
positions are funded through an NIH grant and the general aims of the
research are to investigate the influence of mechanical signals on the
remodeling response of intervertebral disc cells in order to isolate those
factors that accelerate degenerative disc disease and cause low back pain.
Specific projects include investigations of the mechanics and biology of the
intervertebral disc with animal and cell/tissue culture models, and the
development of finite element models of the intervertebral disc and its
cellular environment.



Applicants must possess some or all of the following qualifications: 1) A
strong background in bioengineering, cell/molecular biology, or
biochemistry; 2) A PhD is required for the Post-doctoral Fellowship; an
advanced degree and/or significant relevant experience is required for the
Research Associate position; 3) A demonstrated record of scholarly
publication; 4) Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to
supervise students/staff; 5) Demonstrated skills in PCR, experience working
with animal models and/or tissue culture, and familiarity with materials
testing are highly desirable.



The University of Vermont has extensive resources in the areas of system,
tissue, and cellular bioengineering. Collaboration with the Department of
Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, other departments at the University of
Vermont, and with the AO Research Institute (Davos, Switzerland) are
anticipated.



Interested applicants should send a complete resume, including a list of
publications, 2 representative publications, and the contact information for
3 references to the address given below. Job will be open until filled,
review of applications will begin January 15, 2005.



Contact:

James C. Iatridis

Spine Bioengineering Lab, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

University of Vermont, 231B Votey, 33 Colchester Avenue

Burlington, VT 05405

Tel: 802-656-2774

Fax: 802-656-1929

Email: james.iatridis@uvm.edu



Relevant link:

http://www.emba.uvm.edu/~iatridis




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