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03-07-2007, 02:51 AM
Post Doctoral Research Position
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute,
and University of Toronto
Bone biology laboratory

We have an immediate full-time Post Doc Position, for a highly motivated
individual to join our group. The focus of our research is on bone
fragility, animal models of osteoporosis, biomaterials, stress
fractures, bone microdamage, effect of drugs and trace elements on bone,
models of arthritis, bioresorbable materials and sex differences in bone
fragility.
Mount Sinai Hospital Research Institute is a renowned centre of
excellence located in the downtown Toronto area in the heart of Toronto
discovery district, surrounded by three other research hospitals, MaRS
Centre and the University of Toronto.

Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the successful candidate include:
- Developing current projects on models of stress fractures, sex
differences in bone adaptation to fatigue, and the effects of
deproteinization on bone quality.
- Supporting M.Sc. and Ph.D. students with mechanical testing
techniques.
- Developing test protocols and jig design.
- Participating and supervising summer and co-op students in
diverse
projects on animal models of bone disease, specifically mice models
(transgenic mice).

The applicant is expected to become involved in existing research
projects but is also encouraged to use his/her expertise to develop new
projects within the scope of the research group.

Qualifications:

- Ph.D. in Biomechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials
Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering or related field.
- Experience in bone mechanical testing ( e.g. three point
bending,
fatigue and creep) is an asset.
- Experience in histological techniques is an asset.
- Have excellent written and oral communication, and interpersonal

skills.
- Advance knowledge of Microsoft suite expected (i.e. Microsoft
Word,
Excel and PowerPoint) as well as statistical software (e.g. SPSS).
- Experience in VBA and or MATLAB programming is an asset.
- Sound knowledge of the principles of workplace health and
safety.

Qualified candidates should forward their curriculum vitae and three
References via e-mail, fax or mail to:

Marc Grynpas, Ph.D.
Director Bone and Mineral Group, University of Toronto Professor,
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and Institute for
Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto Senior
Scientist, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital 600
University Avenue. Suite 840 Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X5 ,Canada. Phone
(416) 586-4800 Ext.4464 FAX(416) 586-1554 grynpas@mshri.on.ca;
http://www.mshri.on.ca/grynpas/default.asp