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nchesler64
10-02-2007, 08:35 AM
POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE in Vascular Mechanics and Hemodynamics

A post-doctoral research associate is sought to study the role of
extracellular matrix proteins in vascular biomechanics and/or the effects of
vascular biomechanical changes on pulmonary hemodynamics pulmonary
hypertension. The overall goal of our research is to better understand the
causes of right ventricular failure in this disease state and devise novel
treatments.

This position is NIH-funded and will interface with a multidisciplinary team
that includes cell and molecular biologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists
and radiologists. The candidate should have extensive, demonstrated
experience in biomechanics and vascular biology -- and/or -- fluid dynamics
and the pulmonary circulation. Demonstrated abilities to work with animal
tissues, troubleshoot, run and modify experimental systems (controlled by PC
and LabView), conduct biological assays, summarize data, perform appropriate
statistical analyses and interpret results are essential; prior experience
with mouse colonies is a plus. The successful candidate will mentor
graduate and undergraduate students, have excellent English speaking and
writing skills in order to communicate effectively and provide assistance
with written submissions (e.g., grant proposals, manuscripts, abstracts,
animal care protocols, etc.).

Candidates with doctoral-level training in biomedical engineering or a
related field and with significant knowledge and training in cardiovascular
physiology and pathophysiology are encouraged to apply. Also, candidates
must already have (or easily obtain) authorization to work in the United
States. Please direct inquiries and CVs (and three references) to:

Naomi C. Chesler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
University of Wisconsin at Madison
2146 Engineering Centers Building
1550 Engineering Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1609
tel: 608 265-8920
fax: 608 265-9239
Email: chesler@engr.wisc.edu

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