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05-14-1998, 06:07 AM

Applications are invited for graduate student positions at the M.Sc. and

Ph.D. level in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calgary.
Three positions are available in the general area of spinal
bioengineering, related to low back pain and scoliosis, with secure
funding from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
(AHFMR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Potential areas of research include investigations of the
mechano-biology of the intervertebral disc with animal and culture
models, development of constitutive theories and finite element models
of the intervertebral disc, development of micromechanical models of the

annulus fibrosus and cell environment, and finite element investigations

of the scoliotic spine.

The University of Calgary has extensive Biomedical Engineering resources

in the areas of biomechanics, cell and molecular biology and computer
analyses, as well as opportunities for collaboration within the Joint
Injuries and Arthritis Research Group at the McCaig Centre in the
Faculty of Medicine. A new degree program in Biomedical Engineering has

just been established, in part due to a Whitaker Special Opportunities
award, and future plans are to further expand and establish a joint
program between the University of Calgary and the University of
Alberta. Students can also enroll directly in Engineering or Medical

For consideration, please submit a full C.V. with the names and phone
numbers of three references, as well as a one-page statement of research

interests and goals.

Neil A. Duncan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Structures and Biomechanics
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta

phone: 403-220-8553
fax: 403-282-7026
e-mail: duncan@acs.ucalgary.ca

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