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sdelp14
04-29-2008, 01:35 AM
Position Available
Post-Doctoral Bioengineer
Stanford University

The Bioengineering Department at Stanford University seeks to hire a
talented bioengineer to study the relationships between exercise and
cartilage properties at the knee. The goal of our research is to
assess the effect of different types and amounts of exercises on knee
joint cartilage. Our underlying hypothesis is that cartilage
morphology and biochemical properties in healthy joints can be
positively influenced by increasing amounts of certain types of
exercises. We will test this hypothesis by examining volunteers with
different habitual and future exercise regimens.

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering,
biomechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or a related
discipline. Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of computer
modeling of musculoskeletal dynamics. Practical experience with
magnetic resonance imaging is also helpful. The applicant must have
excellent verbal and written English language communication skills.
The applicant must be comfortable recruiting and interacting with
human subjects.

The post-doctoral bioengineer will be responsible for all phases of
the project, including subject recruitment, scheduling, testing,
analysis, IRB reporting, as well as manuscript preparation. We are
looking for an outstanding individual to join our team. The
individual will work in collaboration with an established and
productive team of investigators including Scott Delp, PhD, Gary
Beaupre, PhD, Thor Besier, PhD and Garry Gold, MD. The individual
will interact with these faculty, other post-doctoral fellows, and
graduate students involved in biomechanics research at Stanford
University and especially with members of the Neuromuscular
Biomechanics Laboratory (http://nmbl.stanford.edu/)

To apply please send electronic copies of your CV and cover letter
describing related experience and interest in the position to
biomech-postdoc@lists.stanford.edu. Also, please arrange to have
three letters of reference sent to this email address.

Highest priority will be given to applications received by June 15,
2008. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.