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12-17-2004, 06:17 AM

Applications are invited for Graduate Student Assistantships for a joint
project with Dr. Steven Boyd of the Faculty of Engineering and Dr.
Benedikt Hallgrimsson of the Faculty of Medicine. The focus of the
project is to develop high-throughput quantitative morphological tools
for assessment of genetic defects and phenotypic variation in skeletal
shape. Research will involve use of novel in vivo micro-computed
tomography and development and application of unique numerical and
analytical techniques. Applicants have the opportunity to register in
either the Faculty of Medicine or Faculty of Engineering, depending on
their relevant background and expertise. Appropriate backgrounds
include engineering, computer science, physics, evolutionary biology,
and biological anthropology.

The University of Calgary has extensive Biomedical Engineering resources
in areas of biomedical engineering, cell and molecular biology and
computer analyses. There are opportunities for collaboration within the
Joint Injuries and Arthritis Research Group in the Faculty of Medicine,
the Human Performance Laboratory and the new Calgary Centre for
Innovative Technology. Students may register in engineering or medical
sciences as part of the graduate program in Biomedical Engineering.
Teaching and training opportunities will be available in support of the
University's new undergraduate degree programs in Biomedical Engineering
and Batchelor of Health Sciences Program.

The City of Calgary is nestled in the foothills of the majestic Rocky
Mountains and is approximately an hour away from world class skiing and
hiking, outstanding camping, golf and the beautiful scenery of
Kananaskis Country and Banff National Park. Calgary and surrounds have a
population of approximately 1 million. Calgary is the fastest growing
city in Canada ranking third in Canadian cities for major head offices
of large companies in Canada and has a reputation for being dynamic and
entrepreneurial. The main industries are energy, hi-tech communication
and agriculture with Calgary remaining a very western flavoured community.

For consideration, please submit a full C.V. to Dr. Boyd with the names
and phone numbers of at least two references, as well as a statement of
research interests and career goals. Please reference “RE: CIHR Micro-CT
Morphology Project” at the top of your statement.

Steven Boyd
PhD, PEng
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive, N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4

tel. 1.403.220.4173 fax. 1.403.282.8406 skboyd@ucalgary.ca
web. http://www.enme.ucalgary.ca/~skboyd

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