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12-21-2008, 02:03 PM
Position Announcement: Research Technician, full-time position

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University, in
conjunction with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Boston
University School of Medicine, is currently accepting applications
for a position of Research Technician.

This position is funded jointly through two NIH grants focusing on
the molecular mechanisms of skeletal repair and the biomechanics of
spine fractures. Collectively, these projects require structural and
mechanical analyses of skeletal tissues. The individual filling this
position will be responsible for carrying out many of these analyses,
which include mechanical testing, standard radiography, and computed
tomography imaging. The micro-computed tomography imaging facility
also services several other major projects within the College of
Engineering and School of Medicine at Boston University, and the
technician will be responsible for performing much of this additional
imaging.

The departments of Mechanical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery
house an active research program in Biomechanics that includes
investigations of mechanical and genetic influences on skeletal
repair and regeneration, and studies of structure-function
relationships in skeletal tissues and whole organs. These research
activities are supported by a total of 3100 square feet of laboratory
space fully equipped with materials testing systems, wet chemistry
benches, tissue processing and imaging facilities, and computational
facilities.

Responsibilities of the research technician include:
- conducting mechanical tests on whole bones and other biological
tissues;
- performing standard radiography micro-computed tomography scans,
and image analysis
- carrying out data reduction and statistical analyses;
- maintaining the relevant laboratory equipment;
- assisting with some animal (rat) surgeries and post-operative care.

Qualifications:
- A Bachelors degree in an engineering- or science-related field is
required.
- Previous laboratory experience in science and/or engineering is
highly desirable.

Application:
The position is currently open, and a start date soon after 1/5/09 is
desired. Review of applications will commence immediately and will
continue until a suitable candidate is hired. Please submit a cover
letter, resume and the names and addresses of three references to:

Elise Morgan
Department of Mechanical Engineering
110 Cummington Street
Boston, MA 02215
efmorgan@bu.edu
fax: (617) 353-5866

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer.

__________________________________
Elise F. Morgan, Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Orthopaedic Surgery
Boston University
mail: 110 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215
phone: (617) 353-2791
fax: (617) 353-5866
email: efmorgan@bu.edu
web: http://people.bu.edu/efmorgan/