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yxia33
05-19-2005, 12:30 AM
Two postdoctoral positions are available at
Oakland University, located in suburban
Rochester, Michigan, in north Oakland County,
which boasts one of the most picturesque campuses
in the country. One position centers on the
biology/histology of cartilage and the other
position the physical and molecular environment
in cartilage.

We have been studying articular cartilage using
multidisciplinary microscopic imaging techniques,
including non-invasive microscopic magnetic
resonance imaging (ÁMRI), polarized light
microscopy (PLM), transmission electron
microscopy (TEM), Fourier-transform infrared
imaging (FTIRI), tissue histology, biochemical
treatment, and mechanical characterization. The
results from our fundamental research at
microscopic resolution are used to guide the
successful applications of non-invasive
procedures in clinical management of
osteoarthritis and related joint diseases.

Position 1:
Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in
biomedical sciences, chemistry, tissue histology,
bioengineering, or a related field. A solid
background and previous experience in cartilage
or other connective tissue is required. Working
knowledge and skills with modern instrument and
computer will be an asset. This is an excellent
opportunity for a highly motivated individual
with solid biological/medical background who
wants to participate in the multidisciplinary
research activities.

Position 2:
Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in
physical sciences, engineering, biomedical
sciences, or a related field. A background and
previous experience in connective tissue and/or
Bruker NMR system is preferred. Strong ability in
computer network and software can be
advantageous. We encourage applications from
individuals who have the solid expertise in
cartilage biology and the desire to learn ÁMRI
techniques, or who have extensive expertise in
biological NMR/MRI.

Our state-of-art instrumentation includes a ÁMRI
system (Bruker AMX300 with a 7T wide-bore
superconducting magnet and microimaging
accessories), a mechanical testing system
(EnduraTec ELF 3200), a digital polarized light
microscope (Leica DM RXP interfaced with a 12-bit
CCD camera), a modern FTIRI system, and a number
of histology equipments. In addition, research
times on a Bruker 7T/20cm MRI system and a GE 3T
whole-body MRI system are available at a nearby
institution. Our web site contains more
information regarding our lab and some of the
recently completed cartilage projects.

Interested individuals should send their CV,
statements of research experience and research
interest, and the names, telephone numbers, and
e-mail addresses of at least three references to:
Professor Yang Xia
Dept of Physics, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309, USA
Tel: 248-370-3420; Fax: 248-370-3408; E-mail: xia@oakland.edu
Web: http://www.oakland.edu/~xia/XiaLab_index.html.

OU is an equal opportunity employer.

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Yang Xia, Ph. D.
276 Hannah Hall, Physics Department
Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309-4487, USA
Tel: (248) 370-3420(office), 370-2403(NMR), 370-3402 & 370-4873 (labs)
Fax: (248) 370-3408 Email: xia@oakland.edu
Web: http://www.oakland.edu/~xia/
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