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mthompson53
02-06-2009, 03:03 AM
NUFFIELD DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDICS, RHEUMATOLOGY AND MUSCULOSKELETAL
SCIENCES

Postdoctoral Researcher in Mechanobiology

Grade: 07S

Salary: 28,839 - 35,469 per annum

A postdoctoral research position is available immediately at the
Mechanobiology Group, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics,
Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford
to study tendon mechanobiology and repair following injury or
pathology. This is an exciting opportunity to join a multi-
disciplinary team drawn from the Botnar Research Centre, the Oxford
Institute of Biomedical Engineering and the John Radcliffe Hospital
to work at the forefront of strategically important musculoskeletal
research.

The successful candidate will use live tissue imaging to investigate
the synergetic mechanisms by which biological and mechanical stimuli
enhance the repair of both tendon matrix itself and its
mechanoregulatory network of cells. This will lead to new approaches
to therapies aimed at protecting and regenerating tendon.

It is essential that candidates have: a PhD in the biological
sciences or in biomedical engineering; experience in standard
molecular biology and biochemistry techniques; experience of live
cell and tissue confocal microscopy; significant cell and tissue
culture experience. Applicants should also have excellent
communication skills in both written and verbal English and strong
computing skills (including Microsoft Office). Experience in
mechanical characterization of tissue or musculoskeletal
mechanobiology and enthusiasm for cross-disciplinary work and
interaction would be an advantage. The funding for this post is for
two years.

Application is via cover sheet (available from http://
www.ndos.ox.ac.uk/jobs/) with a curriculum vitae containing the names
and addresses of two referees and a covering letter explaining your
background and what you would contribute to the team, quoting
reference HF09009 and should be sent to: The Personnel Officer,
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal
Sciences, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LD,
from whom further details are available (E-mail:
recruitment@ndos.ox.ac.uk; Fax: 01865 737640). The closing date for
applications is Friday 6th March 2008.

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Dr. Mark S. Thompson CEng MIMechE
Dept. of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PJ, UK
tel. +44 (0)1865 273008 http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/obme