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04-28-2010, 01:43 AM
A permanent research scientist opportunity is now available at the Bone
Bioengineering Labratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering,
Columbia University in city of New York. The P.I. is Professor X. Edward
Guo. The successful candidate must have expertise in a field related to
biomechanics, mechanobiology, or biomedical imaging, such as mechanical
engineering, biomedical engineering, or cellular biology. Areas of research
expertise may include, but are not limited to, tissue biomechanics, tissue
engineering, mechnotransduction, and biomedical imaging analysis.
Applicants with a fundamental research focus on orthopedic bioengineering
are especially encouraged to apply. Potential candidates are expected to
have a strong portfolio of scholarly research including peer-reviewed
publications, experience with proposal writing and providing guidance to
graduate students, and evidence of independent research effort. Besides
performing innovative research, the candidate will participate in writing
research papers, presenting the results at varies international conferences,
supporting the group's effort in securing research funds by participating in
grant writing and similar activities, and supervising graduate students and
junior postdocs.

We seek highly motivated individuals who enjoy working in a team while
concomitantly desiring to pursue their own ideas in a very supportive
environment. The focus of this position is to combine biomechanical,
engineering concepts along with imaging techniques to advance the
understanding of mechanotransduction in bone remodeling processes or imaging
analysis/computational analysis of clinical skeletal images. This is a full
time position with University officer benefits and provides exceptional
opportunities for research and career development.

Facilities for research include an established laboratory for hard/soft
tissue mechanics (both theoretical and experimental studies),
micro-indentation, AFM, cellular imaging, micropatterning of cell networks,
cell biomechanics, bone cell mechanotransduction, bone explant
mechanobiology, and bone imaging. Additional information can be found at
http://boneserver1.bme.columbia.edu/, or by contacting Dr. X. Edward Guo
(address below).

Qualifications:

The candidate should hold a Ph.D. or its professional equivalent. Two or
more years postdoc experience is beneficial. Associate Research Scientists
at Columbia SEAS are junior officers who have demonstrated innovation and
excellence in research. Candidates are evaluated on research ability and
required expertise.

Salary will be set to a level appropriate for a research assistant professor
in biomedical sciences at a tier I research university and commensurate with
relevant experience. The position includes an excellent benefits package.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and
contact information for three references to Dr. X. Edward Guo
(ed.guo@columbia.edu).

The search will close no sooner than 6/31, 2010 and remain open until the
position is filled.
Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Professor X. Edward Guo
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
ed.guo@columbia.edu
212-854-6196 (O)
212-854-8725 (F)
917-318-8956 (C)