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10-30-2007, 02:05 AM
Two Postdoctoral Positions will soon be available
in an active lab where we study articular
cartilage using multidisciplinary techniques,
including microscopic magnetic resonance imaging
(ÁMRI), polarized light microscopy (PLM),
transmission electron microscopy (TEM),
Fourier-transform infrared imaging (FTIRI),
histology, biochemical treatment and mechanical
characterization. The goal of this work is to
determine a set of multidisciplinary parameters
that describe the load-induced changes in
osteoarthritic cartilage from animals at
microscopic resolutions. Other research
opportunities may be available depending upon the
interests and background of the successful
candidate.

The successful candidate for the postdoctoral
position should have a PhD or equivalent in
biomedical sciences, biophysics, bioengineering,
or a related field. A solid background and
previous experience in cartilage or other
connective tissue is preferred. Working knowledge
and skills with microscopic imaging instrument
and image analysis will be an asset.

Oakland University is located in suburban
Rochester, Michigan, in north Oakland County,
which boasts one of the most picturesque campuses
in the country. Our state-of-art lab
instrumentation includes a ÁMRI system (Bruker
AVANCE II NMR Console with a 7T wide-bore
superconducting magnet and microimaging
accessories), a mechanical system (EnduraTec ELF
3200), a PLM system (Leica DM RXP interfaced with
two digital imaging systems), a FTIRI system
(PerkinElmer Spotlight 300), and a number of
histology and analytical chemistry equipments.
Our web site contains more information regarding
our lab and some of the recently completed
cartilage projects.

Interested individuals should send their CV,
statements of research experience and research
interest, and the names, telephone numbers, and
e-mail addresses of at least three references to:
Professor Yang Xia
Dept of Physics, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309, USA
Tel: 248-370-3420; Fax: 248-370-3408; E-mail: xia@oakland.edu
Web: http://www.oakland.edu/~xia/XiaLab_index.html.

OU is an equal opportunity employer.

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Yang Xia, Ph. D.
Professor
276 Hannah Hall, Department of Physics
Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309-4487, USA
Tel: (248)370-3420(office), 370-2403(NMR), -3402 & -4873 & -4956 (labs)
Fax: (248)370-3408 Email: xia@oakland.edu Web:
http://www.oakland.edu/~xia/
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