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lwang730
07-18-2007, 06:40 AM
JOB DESCRIPTION
A postdoctoral research position in the area of orthopaedic biomechanics and
bioimaging is immediately available at the Center for Biomedical Engineering
Research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of
Delaware. The research mainly involves experimental and theoretical studies
of transport of biomolecules in bone and cartilage using small animal models
and bioimaging techniques. The initial appointment is for one year and is
renewable based on reasonable progress. Competitive salary and benefits are
provided.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The successful candidate will join a dynamic interdisciplinary research
group including engineers, biologists, and clinicians that recently won an
$11 million NIH-COBRE grant on osteoarthritis
(http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2007/jun/nih061507.html). The candidate will
have access to many excellent resources include the state-of-the-art core
facilities in the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (www.dbi.udel.edu/) and
an animal facility adjacent to our Center. A strong mentoring network and
support system has been established and shows great success in promoting
career development for junior researchers (such as getting grants from NIH
and NSF). The University of Delaware is located at Newark, a family-friendly
college town. The school offers a great campus and close connections to
every metropolis on the East Coast. Trains leave hourly from downtown
Wilmington (or grab a local commuter special at our Newark station) to the
urban powers to our north and south. A one-mile ride to the on-ramp of I-95
puts you on Wall Street or Pennsylvania Avenue in just about two hours.

REQUIREMENTS
The ideal candidate will have a doctorate degree in biomedical engineering,
or engineering fields with biological experience (for example, connective
tissue biomechanics, histology, cell biology, or animal models). Experiences
in light and laser scanning microscopy are required. Skills in mathematical
/ computational modeling are desirable. Previous publications in
international peer reviewed journals are required. Independence, creativity,
and good communication skills are essential.

APPLICATION
Applicants should send a cover letter outlining their research experiences
and career plans, a detailed resume, and contact information of three
references to:

Dr. Liyun Wang
Center for Biomedical Engineering Research
Department of Mechanical Engineering
126 Spencer Laboratories
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716.
Phone: (302) 831-2659, Fax: (302) 831-3619
Email: lywang@udel.edu
Electronic applications via email are strongly recommended.

The UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages
applications from Minority Group Members and Women.