View Full Version : Biomechanics/Mechanobiology PhD student funding available

01-28-2010, 07:46 AM
Funding (NIH) is available for a doctoral student interested in soft tissue mechanics and mechanobiology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for graduate school starting Fall 2010. We are recruiting for a student strong in mechanics with a background in BME and/or cell biology who will collaborate with biologist and other BMEs on the more bio- and biochem-related aspects of the project, and will, in turn, aid collaborators with their mechanical analyses.

To apply to WPI Grad BME click this link: http://grad.wpi.edu/
Also, please contact me directly with your resume at: kbilliar@wpi.edu

A bit about the position and environment:

* The student will learn to apply a range of mechanical stimuli to cells in 2D and 3D environments and to characterize the mechanics of soft tissues from macro to nano-scale.

* Both graduating seniors and ME/MS students are welcome.

* The Tissue Mechanics and Mechanobiology Laboratory is located in the new Gateway Life Sciences and Engineering building, a state-of-the art research complex with extensive core facilities (AFM, confocal, NMR, mechanics, etc.). More at: userswpi.edu/~kbilliar

* Our laboratory is highly integrated with the Bioengineering Institute and the Regenerative Biosciences and Engineering Center which features vibrant Journal Club and Research talks... and social events... weekly.

* WPI is a tight-knit community with approximately 3000 undergrad and 1000 grad students.

* Worcester is centrally located in MA, about 1hr from Boston, the NH/VT mountains, and the beach, and 3hrs from NYC - a livable city with plenty to do and four true seasons.

Kristen L. Billiar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
email: kbilliar@wpi.edu