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fguilak96
02-09-1998, 08:13 AM
Applications are invited for post-doctoral and research technician
positions in the Orthopaedic Bioengineering Laboratory at Duke University
Medical Center. The work in the laboratory is focused on the role of
biomechanical forces in regulating the metabolism of articular cartilage
with aging and disease. More information regarding ongoing research in the
Orthopaedic Bioengineering Laboratory can be found at:

http://msrbsgi1.mc.duke.edu/~farsh/research

We are seeking candidates with a strong scientific background and excellent
written and verbal communication skills to work with a multidisciplinary
research team. These positions are available immediately.

To apply, please indicate which position is being sought and send a
curriculum vitae and the names of three professional references to:

Farshid Guilak, Ph.D.
Orthopaedic Bioengineering Laboratory
Duke University Medical Center
375 MSRB, Box 3093
Durham, NC 27710

The following positions are currently available:


1. POST DOCTORAL POSITION IN CELL MECHANICS

An NIH-funded post-doctoral position is available in the Department of
Surgery, Duke University Medical Center. The project involves the
investigation of biomechanical and biophysical properties of single cells
and their pericellular matrix. A Ph.D. in biophysics, engineering or cell
biology is required. Preference will be given to candidates with previous
research experience in cell mechanics or soft tissue biomechanics.
Experience with micropipette techniques, atomic force microscopy, and
fluorescence/confocal microscopy would be advantageous.

2. POST DOCTORAL POSITIONS IN CARTILAGE MECHANICAL TRANSDUCTION

Two NIH-funded post-doctoral positions are available in the Department of
Surgery, Duke University Medical Center. The project involves the
investigation of biophysical and biological mechanisms of signal
transduction in articular chondrocytes. Studies include the use of cell and
tissue testing methods to determine changes in intracellular signaling,
gene expression, and metabolic activity in articular cartilage. A Ph.D. in
cell or molecular biology, biophysics or engineering is required.
Preference will be given to candidates with previous research experience in
mechanical signal transduction, cartilage biology, or orthopaedic
biomechanics. Experience with radiolabel techniques, fluorescent microscopy
and/or molecular biology would be advantageous.

3. POST DOCTORAL POSITION IN MRI MICROSCOPY OF CARTILAGE

A post-doctoral position is available in the Department of Surgery, Duke
University Medical Center. The project involves the investigation of
structure-function relationships of articular cartilage and intervertebral
disc using high-resolution magnetic resonance microscopy (7T and 9T
systems). A Ph.D. in physics, biophysics or engineering is required.
Preference will be given to candidates with previous research experience in
MR imaging of the musculoskeletal system. Expertise with computer
programming and graphics reconstruction would be advantageous.

4. RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

A research technician position is available in the Orthopaedic Research
Laboratories in the Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center.
We are seeking an individual to work with a multidisciplinary research
group investigating the biomechanics of cartilage and the mechanisms
mechanical signal transduction of cartilage cells. The individual will be
responsible for cell and tissue culture, radiolabeling,
immunohistochemistry, and fluorescent microscopy. The individual will also
contribute to the training and supervision of engineering and medical
students and students in independent research projects. This position
requires a B.S. or M.S. in cell or molecular biology, or a related field.
Prior research experience and expertise in cartilage biology would be
advantageous. The successful candidate also has the opportunity to pursue
independent research projects in the laboratory and to assist in the
preparation of manuscripts and presentations.

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Farshid Guilak, Ph.D.
Director, Orthopaedic Bioengineering Laboratory
Duke University Medical Center

Email: guilak@duke.edu
URL: http://www.duke.edu/~guilak
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