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01-02-2007, 02:01 PM
Biomechanical Engineer

* FULL-TIME POSITION OPEN *

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
VASCULAR BIOENGINEERING LABORATORY


The Vascular Bioengineering Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh
is currently seeking a research engineer. The primary focus of this
position is experimental vascular biomechanics, including tensile
testing of engineered and native soft tissues, constitutive modeling,
and ex vivo perfusion of vascular segments. Extensive knowledge of the
data acquisition/motion control software systems LabView, MATLAB, and
Mathematica is a must.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to troubleshoot
laboratory equipment; program and debug computer systems; procure tissue
samples from live animals, the OR, and autopsy suite; and maintain a
variety of databases. The candidate must be reliable and have the
ability to be "on call", including on weekends and evenings, for
surgical specimens. Knowledge of statistical analysis software and the
ability to conduct PC-based programming is essential. Additionally, the
successful candidate will have the ability to conduct simple biological
experiments using techniques for tissue and cell culture. The candidate
should have excellent English speaking and writing skills in order to
communicate effectively within multidisciplinary research teams and to
provide assistance with written submissions (e.g., grant proposals,
manuscripts, abstracts, presentations, IRB protocols, etc.).

Candidates with MS degrees (or BS degrees with significant related
experience) in Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, or related
engineering disciplines, with a particularly strong background in
mechanical testing of biological structures and management and use of
electromechanical systems, are encouraged to apply.

Salary level will be commensurate with previous experience. We are
currently accepting applications for this immediate opening and will
continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please send e-mail to VorpDA@upmc.edu (preferred)
or write to:
David A. Vorp, Ph.D.
Departments of Surgery and Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
Suite 200, Bridgeside Point
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity and affirmative
action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


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David A. Vorp, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering
Director, Center for Vascular Remodeling and Regeneration
(http://www.surgery.upmc.edu/CVRR/)
University of Pittsburgh
Director, Vascular Bioengineering Laboratory
(http://www.surgery.upmc.edu/vorplab/)
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (http://www.mirm.pitt.edu/)
Suite 200, Bridgeside Point
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-235-5142 FAX: 412-235-5110
e-mail: VorpDA@upmc.edu

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