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s_saarakkala
03-08-2011, 03:03 AM
Research Associate / Post-doctoral Fellow

Background:
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common musculoskeletal disease occurring in all populations. OA is associated with progressive degeneration of articular cartilage along with abnormal growth of underlying subchondral bone and cartilage-bone junction. OA may be regarded as a whole-organ joint disease. However, the complex interplay between inflammatory cells, synovial lining, articular cartilage and subchondral bone, causing the OA related tissue-level and cellular-level changes and subsequent clinical symptoms, is still poorly understood. Therefore, novel information is needed to better understand the etiology of OA, especially the earliest phases of the disease.

Aim:
To experimentally clarify the early phases of OA in tissue and cellular level by applying novel multimodal biomedical imaging and tissue analysis techniques.

Research environment:
The research will be conducted at the Institute of Biomedicine, University of Oulu, Finland. See the following link for more information of the Institute: http://www.medicine.oulu.fi/biolaak/blt_english.html.

Length of the position:
One year + possibility to an extension for second year.

Requirements:
The suitable background for a successful candidate would be biophysics, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, medical physics, biomedical engineering, or other relevant field. The experience in biomedical imaging, microscopical techniques and/or biomechanical tissue characterization is an advantage. Candidates with a recently completed Ph.D. degree (preferably < 3 years), or who are finishing their Ph.D. degree, are invited to apply.

Salary:
The salary is defined according to the YPJ salary system of Finnish universities.

Starting date:
July 1st, 2011, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application:
Please, send your application by email to principal investigator Simo Saarakkala (simo.saarakkala@oulu.fi) by April 15th, 2011. The application documents should include: 1) A brief introductory letter describing an earlier research experience, 2) Curriculum vitae and degree certificates, 3) List of scientific publications, and 4) Full names and e-mail addresses of two referees.

Contact details:
Please, direct any questions or correspondence to:

Simo Saarakkala, Ph.D.
Principal investigator, Adjunct professor
Department of Biomedical Technology
Institute of Biomedicine
University of Oulu, Finland
Email: simo.saarakkala@oulu.fi
Phone: +358-505746681