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Michael Bey
09-21-2005, 06:13 AM
The Bone and Joint Center at the Henry Ford Health System is seeking a
full-time research assistant. This individual will be involved with all
aspects of research being conducted in the Bone and Joint Center's Motion
Analysis Laboratory. Specifically, this position will support on-going
studies related to knee and shoulder function following injury and
repair. Responsibilities include patient testing, data analysis, and
assistance with manuscript preparation. A bachelor's degree is required,
and relevant research experience in biomechanics or a related discipline is
desirable.

The Motion Analysis Laboratory includes a biplane x-ray digital imaging
system for high-speed analysis of dynamic in-vivo joint function, two 1000
frame/sec digital video cameras, a 5-camera 240 frame/sec 3D video-motion
analysis system, force platforms, EMG, and extensive computer
hardware/software (including SGI and Sun workstations) for data collection
and visualization as well as for the development and analysis of
musculoskeletal models. Primary research interests are in
orthopaedic/sports biomechanics as related to joint and soft-tissue
function, disease, injury and repair.

The Bone and Joint Center has six PhD investigators with training and
experience in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, cell biology,
biochemistry, and anatomy. Other laboratory facilities include: mechanical
testing facility, electronics and machine shop, biochemistry laboratory,
cell culture laboratory, computational facility, microcomputed tomography
system, scanning electron microscope facility, confocal microscope, and
histology laboratory with full optical microscope facility. The laboratory
is associated with a large, research-oriented clinical orthopaedics
department and the Henry Ford Hospital Center for Athletic Medicine.

The position is available immediately and will be filled as soon as an
appropriate candidate is identified. Salary is competitive and based on
experience with an excellent benefits package. Interested and qualified
applicants should send a letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and names and
contact information for at least three references to the address listed
below. E-mail applications will not be accepted. Henry Ford Health System
is an AA/EO Employer.

Michael J. Bey, Ph.D.
Henry Ford Health System
Bone and Joint Center; ER2015
2799 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202