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xzhang83
05-04-2010, 11:22 PM
Postdoctoral Research Associate Position at University of Pittsburgh

We are looking for an engineering postdoctoral research associate to join
our labs dedicated to studying musculoskeletal biomechanics. We combine in
vivo, in vitro, and in silico (computer modeling) approaches in our
research. The postdoctoral associate will be involved in the integration of
all three approaches. Experience with biomechanical modeling (dynamic
simulation and FEM) is essential, but an applicant should also be
comfortable with human subject and cadaveric specimen testing. Extensive
resources are available for in vitro biomechanical testing, in vivo joint
function (including high-speed biplane radiography), and computer modeling.
This person will also assist in writing research grants and manuscripts,
preparing research presentations, coordinating projects and supervising
students. We expect this person to be self-motivated, have a strong work
ethic, excellent verbal and written communication skills. We provide great
opportunities and a very collegial environment to work collaboratively with
a team of scientists, clinicians, research fellows, students, orthopaedic
fellows and residents.

The applicant should have a PhD degree in mechanical engineering,
bioengineering, biomedical engineering, or a related discipline. The
position is for a minimum of two years, with renewal dependent on
performance and continued availability of funding. Salary is commensurate
with credentials.

Interested individuals please send CV (including contact information for 3
references), cover letter, and sample publications or write-ups to Dr.
Xudong Zhang, either via e-mail (orls.pitt@gmail.com), or regular mail to
the following address:
Orthopaedic Research Laboratories
University of Pittsburgh
3820 South Water Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203