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  • Instructor / Post-doctoral Fellow Position Announcement

    The Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory at Harvard Medical School has an
    immediate opening for either an Instructor or a Post-doctoral fellow
    depending on the experience and qualifications of the candidate.

    Responsibilities: The candidate will be part a dynamic group of medical
    doctors, research engineers, and students in orthopedic biomechanics
    research. He or she will participate in ongoing cartilage and bone research
    in the laboratory. The candidate must also pursue independent research in
    biomechanics. He or she will teach orthopedic residents and medical
    students. Collaboration is expected with colleagues within the laboratory
    and the medical school.

    Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in biomechanics,
    bioengineering, or mechanical engineering and demonstrate evidence of
    scholarly accomplishments. Prior research experience in cartilage mechanics
    is required. Good oral and written communication skills are essential, and
    strong background in computer programming is also beneficial.

    Salary: The salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with
    experience. This position includes a full compensation and benefits package.

    Application Process: Send letter of application, statement of research
    interests, curriculum vitae, two relevant publications. Also arrange to have
    three letters of reference sent to:
    Brian D. Snyder, MD/Ph.D.
    c/o Paula Cohen
    Orthopedic Biomechanics Lab
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    330 Brookline Ave., RN115
    Boston, MA 02215

    Phone: (617)667-2940
    Fax: (617)667-7175

    General Information: The Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory (OBL) is a
    multi-disciplinary research facility involved in basic and applied research
    in musculoskeletal biomechanics. The OBL has a commitment to perform
    professional investigations in the basic and applied research of
    musculoskeletal biomechanics, while maintaining the respect and compassion
    for all human and animal life. As a part of this overall mission, the
    laboratory provides training to students and fellows, who will become the
    professional researchers and health care professionals of the future.

    The Laboratory occupies 12,000 square feet on the first floor of Research
    North, providing 6,000 square feet of research laboratory space and 4,500
    square feet of office space, with the remaining as common areas. Major
    facilities within the OBL include: biodynamics, micro-CT,
    biomaterials/biochemistry, bone densitometry, mechanical testing, sports
    medicine, and joint kinemtaics.

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