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dwagner55
09-18-2006, 11:40 AM
Graduate student and postdoctoral research positions in the area of
orthopaedic mechanobiology and tissue engineering are available in the
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of
Notre Dame. Research areas include the use of mechanical loading to direct
mesenchymal stem cell differentiation in a cartilage tissue engineering
application, and the study of the biochemical pathways involved in
mechanical load-induced differentiation.

The graduate student researcher may begin enrollment in January 2007 or
August 2007. A student with a strong undergraduate or masters level
education in bioengineering or mechanical engineering will be well-prepared
for this research. Qualified applicants must meet the admission
requirements of the Graduate Program, which are detailed at
http://graduateschool.nd.edu/html/admissions/application_gateway.html
Application directly to the graduate college is required.

The postdoctoral position is available immediately. The position is for an
initial one year with the possibility of renewal. Interested candidates
may send their CV, possible start date, and the names and contact
information of three references electronically to the email address
below. Applicants should have completed a PhD in biomedical engineering or
related field, preferably with a concentration in mechanobiology, tissue
engineering, or stem cell therapeutics. A highly motivated candidate with
an experimental background, a strong academic record, and the ability to
work independently is sought. Experience with mammalian cell culture and
molecular biology techniques is required. Good written and verbal
communication skills are essential. Applicants will be expected to
integrate into a multidisciplinary biomechanics laboratory comprised of
faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students from both
the AME department and the Department of Biological Science.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on either position, contact Diane Wagner, PhD at
dwagner@nd.edu


Diane R. Wagner
Assistant Professor
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
The University of Notre Dame

phone: 574.631.5735
fax: 574.631-8341
email: dwagner@nd.edu
url: http://www.nd.edu/~dwagner