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mtaylor75
04-06-2009, 07:37 PM
Lectureship in Mechanobiology of Musculoskeletal Tissues

29,704 - 33,432 per annum

School of Engineering Sciences

The School of Engineering Science (SES) is seeking to appoint a candidate to complement the existing research programme in the Bioengineering Science Research Group. Mechanobiology is one of three core research activities of the Group, which focuses on multidisciplinary research to comprehensively characterise the hierarchical relationships between molecular biology, cell physiology, tissue composition and mechanical properties of skeletal tissues. In particular, this research seeks to identify changes that occur as a consequence of ageing and disease processes such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. Derived knowledge will be used to elucidate the origins of disease, enhance the performance of medical devices, improve intervention strategies by surgical and non-surgical means, and inform the development of drug treatments.

We are searching for an individual to join the existing team with specific expertise in experimental cell and molecular biology. You will be expected to drive research in this area and manage a new experimental facility. There is also the expectation for you to foster existing collaborations with the School of Medicine, which seek to develop novel approaches to bone tissue engineering and characterize the foetal origins of adult diseases, with Professors Richard Oreffo and Cyrus Cooper. The aim of the lectureship is to establish a research portfolio in the general area of mechanobiology of musculo-skeletal tissues by combining the unique skills available within the School of Engineering Sciences and Medicine. Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Mechanobiology: Cell and molecular
- Mechanical characterization of normal, aged and pathological musculoskeletal tissues
- Computational prediction of tissue development and pathological processes
- Mechanical conditioning of tissue engineered constructs and influence on tissue development

The lectureship will be based within the School ofEngineering Sciences, which was awarded the top 5* rating in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. We therefore encourage applications from candidates with 5* research potential. You will have full access to the new state-of the art 0.5 million Bioengineering Laboratory, which includes a cell culture laboratory, advanced microscopy, tissue preparation and wet chemistry facilities. The lectureship is directly related to the SES's strategic thrusts in Bioengineering and Tiny Technologies and the Universities Life Sciences Interface Initiative.

Closing date for completed applications is 15 May 2009 at 12 midday. Please quote reference number 3071-09-E in all correspondence.

Applications can be submitted online at: http://www.soton.ac.uk/jobs/

Kind regards,

Mark

Knee Arthroplasty: From Early Intervention to Revision
An IMechE Conference
London, 30th April - 2nd May 2009
Abstract deadline: 3rd November 2008
http://events.imeche.org/EventView.aspx?EventID=428


Prof. Mark Taylor
Professor of Bioengineering Science

Bioengineering Science Research Group
School of Engineering Science
University of Southampton
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

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