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Gielo-Perczak
02-20-2008, 08:54 PM
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Krystyna Gielo-Perczak, Biomch-L Co-moderator
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We invite applications for one or two
postdoctoral positions in the area of cartilage
biomechanics. These positions will focus on the
determination of a set of multidisciplinary
molecular parameters that describe the
load-induced structural changes in osteoarthritic
cartilage in animals at microscopic resolution.
These positions are funded by two 5-year grants
from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The ideal candidates should have solid background
in soft tissue mechanics. Research experience in
one of the modern spectroscopy and imaging (MRI,
NMR, FT-IRI, PLM) would be advantageous but not
necessary. These positions require a PhD or
equivalent in physics, biophysics,
bioengineering, biomedical sciences, or a related
field.

We study articular cartilage using
multidisciplinary techniques, including
microscopic magnetic resonance imaging (ÁMRI),
polarized light microscopy (PLM),
Fourier-transform infrared imaging (FT-IRI),
biomechanics, and histochemistry. Our lab
instrumentation includes a new ÁMRI system
(Bruker AVANCE II NMR Console with a 7T
superconducting magnet), a mechanical system
(EnduraTec ELF 3200), a quantitative PLM system
(Leica DM RXP with two digital imaging systems),
a modern FT-IRI system (PerkinElmer Spotlight
300), and a number of histology and analytical
chemistry equipment. Our web site contains more
information regarding our lab and some of our
recently completed projects.

Interested individuals should send their CV and
the contact information for 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/