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06-28-2005, 03:29 AM
Graduate Research Assistantships in Biomechanics
The University of Missouri - Kansas City

The Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory and the
Computational Mechanics Laboratory at the University of Missouri -
Kansas City (UMKC) are seeking applications for two NSF funded Ph.D.
graduate research assistants in the areas of knee biomechanics and
multi-scale soft tissue modeling. The appointments will start the fall
semester of 2005 and will include year-round monthly stipends plus fees
for three years.

Applicants are expected to have obtained a MS degree in Mechanical
Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or a related
field. Experience in biomechanics, rigid body or finite element
modeling, and artificial neural networks are desired.

Graduate assistants will participate in UMKC's interdisciplinary
research program (http://www.umkc.edu/iphd/iphdn.html) with
co-disciplinary opportunities in Oral Biology, Computer Science,
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Biophysics,
Physics, and Mathematics. The School of Computing and Engineering (SCE)
serves over 1100 students and is one of the largest schools at UMKC.
Faculty, staff, classrooms, and laboratories are housed in the recently
constructed Robert H. Flarsheim Hall located on the main UMKC campus
adjacent to Kansas City's world renowned Plaza area.

Please send or e-mail a resume and statement of research interests to:

Trent M. Guess, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Missouri - Kansas City
350F Flarsheim Hall
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: (816) 235-1252