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H.j. Woltring, Fax/tel +31.40.413 744
09-19-1992, 07:20 AM
Dear Biomch-L readers,

A summary of the Usenet posting below was posted onto Biomch-L on
August 28; apparently, the position hasn't been filled yet!



Article 286 in sci.engr.mech:
Newsgroups: sci.engr.biomed,sci.engr.mech
From: gardnerm@griffin (Mack GardnerMorse)
Subject: Post-doctoral Fellowship in Biomechanics
Keywords: Spine Biomechanics, Knee Biomechanics, Post-doctoral Fellowships
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Date: Thu, 17 Sep 1992 11:44:27 GMT

September 17, 1992


The Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, at the
University of Vermont has a post-doctoral fellowship position which
is available immediately. The fellowship will concentrate on
biomechanics of the spine or the knee joint. Below is an abstract
of the grant from which this position will be funded:

"Training in Orthopaedic Science"

Musculoskeletal diseases remain a problem of major impact to
society. It is estimated that in the U. S. there are over 23
million musculoskeletal impairments (AAOS 1984). The treatment of
such diseases increasingly demands sophisticated knowledge in
biomechanics. Mechanical engineers and orthopaedic surgeons with
cross-disciplinary training in these fields are essential to meet
the emerging demand for academic and private sector researchers and
clinicians in this increasingly complex technical field. Advances
in technology in each of these specialities inevitably impact on
the research and practice of the others. There is a lack of
trained individuals, expecially clinicians.
This proposal describes an interdisciplinary program to train
scientists in biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system, both at
the post-doctoral levels. Trainees with doctoral degrees in
engineering or orthopaedics M.D.'s will be chosen for intensive
training in biomechanics research.
Trainees will acquire a background in the biomechanics of the
musculoskeletal system and will have an opportunity to become fully
versed in a specific aspect of biomechanics of the musculoskeletal
system. This program is designed to train scientists who will be
equipped to make major contributions to musculoskeletal research.
The trainee in biomechanics will be offered advanced
engineering training in the areas of biomechanics, mechanics,
dynamics and materials. Subsequently, trainees will work in the
laboratories of collaborating investigators. This will be
supplemented by engineering, medical and life science courses as
There will also be opportunities to pursue a formalized,
specialized didactic experience (both teaching and learning) in
selected areas of emphasis. Participation in research seminars is
expected. For all trainees, course work in experimental design and
statistics will be required.
There will be an opening each year for one post-doctoral
fellow, at least one of whom, every second year, will be an
orthopaedic surgeon. The formalized didactic work of these
advanced trainees will be more limited in scope. We will provide
these trainees with a two-year research experience designed to
develop a well-rounded experimental scientist.

If interested please contact:

Malcolm H. Pope, Dr. Med. Sc., Ph.D.
Director of Research
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
University of Vermont, College of Medicine
Given Building, Room C417
Burlington, VT 05405-0068
Internet address: pope@uvm-gen.uvm.edu

or write to:

Carole Godbout
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
University of Vermont, College of Medicine
Given Building, Room C413
Burlington, VT 05468-0068


Mack Gardner-Morse
University of Vermont
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Given Building
Burlington, VT 05405 USA