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05-08-2006, 07:25 AM
Research Technician in Intervertebral Disc Mechanobiology


Spine Bioengineering Laboratory

University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA



Applications are invited for a technician position in the area of
intervertebral disc bioengineering. The position is 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. Responsibilities include support of ongoing
projects, development of upcoming projects, and general lab management
including ordering supplies and maintaining lab equipment and space.



Applicants must possess some or all of the following qualifications: 1) A
strong background in bioengineering, cell/molecular biology, or
biochemistry; 2) Relevant experience or an advanced degree; 3) A
demonstrated record of scholarly publication; 4) Strong interpersonal
skills; 5) Demonstrated skills in PCR, experience working with animal models
and/or tissue culture, and familiarity with materials testing are highly
desirable.



The position is available immediately, and applications will be reviewed
beginning May 15 until the position is filled.



Interested applicants should send a cover letter, complete resume and the
contact information for 3 references to the address given below:



Contact:

James C. Iatridis

Spine Bioengineering Lab, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

University of Vermont, 201 Perkins, 33 Colchester Avenue

Burlington, VT 05405

Tel: 802-656-2774

Fax: 802-656-1929

Email: james.iatridis@uvm.edu



Relevant link:

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