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ahsieh39
05-29-2007, 01:28 AM
POSITION: Biomechanics Research Assistant



DESCRIPTION:

The Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Laboratory at the University of Maryland,
College Park is seeking an intellectual and self-motivated individual to
assist in orthopaedic biomechanics research and oversee general laboratory
operations.



A significant portion of laboratory activities will be interfacing with
surgeons, fellows, residents, and students from the Department of
Orthopaedics and the renowned Shock Trauma Center at the University of
Maryland, School of Medicine for cadaveric joint biomechanics studies.
Specific tasks associated with these include experimental design, fixture
design, and performing biomechanical tests in human cadaveric joints.



In addition, there are opportunities to participate in mechanobiology work
using in vivo animal models and in vitro cell and tissue culture
preparations. Responsibilities will also include contributing to
maintaining research records and lab inventories, and performing general
housekeeping duties in the laboratory.



The research assistant may also be assigned other tasks as needed.



QUALIFICATIONS:

We will be accepting applications from individuals with a Bachelor's or
Master's degree in mechanical engineering, bioengineering, biomedical
engineering, or related field, with experience working in a laboratory
setting. We are also considering qualified postdoctoral fellows for this
position. A strong background in mechanics is REQUIRED, and some background
in physiology, biology, and/or biochemistry is desired. Experience or
willingness to work with rodents is a plus. The ideal candidate will:

- have good oral and written communication skills,

- possess independent thought and judgement,

- be a careful, organized, and highly focused individual,

- demonstrate leadership in the supervision of undergraduate assistants,

- be able to work well with others in a team environment.



Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should
submit a cover letter and CV/resume including contact information of
references to:



Dr. Adam H. Hsieh

Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building

Room 3242

Department of Bioengineering

University of Maryland, College Park

College Park, Maryland 20742

phone: 301-405-7397

fax: 301-314-6868

e-mail: hsieh@umd.edu

url: http://www.bioe.umd.edu/orthomechlab