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03-23-1998, 06:58 AM
JOB OPENING

ORTHOPAEDIC BIOMECHANICS RESEARCH ENGINEER

The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory of the Department of Orthopaedic
Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis has an immediate opening
for a biomechanics research engineer. This person will assist in the
design, planning and execution of research projects in orthopaedic
biomechanical engineering, including ongoing experimental studies of
bone, tendon and cartilage. Candidates must have at least a Bachelor?s
degree in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering, and ideally will have
a Master?s degree. Desirable attributes for this position include:
experience in mechanical testing using a materials testing system,
knowledge of the mechanical behavior of soft and hard biological
materials, training and experience in analytical methods such as
finite element analysis, experience in instrumentation and
computerized data acquisition, and a demonstrated ability to work
effectively in a research setting. The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
includes both biomechanics and molecular biology laboratories, and
supports the multidisciplinary research efforts of engineers,
clinicians and biomedical scientists in the Dept. of Orthopaedic
Surgery and other departments at the Washington University School of
Medicine. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual
to play an integral role in a medical school-based laboratory while
continuing to develop your professional skills.

Interested persons can request further information by email, or may
apply by sending a letter, resume and the names of three references
to:
Matthew J. Silva, Ph.D.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
1 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza, Suite 11300
St. Louis, MO 63110
silvam@msnotes.wustl.edu
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Information about the department and university can be found online at
http://www.surgery.wustl.edu/Orthopaedics/ and http://www.wustl.edu/.

Michael Brodt
brodtm@msnotes.wustl.edu