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    Academic Positions
    Biomedical Engineering

    The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Calgary is developing an
    undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering, and consequently has
    current openings for several positions in the area of Biomedical
    Engineering. All positions are at the Assistant Professor level.

    The successful candidates will be expected to complement the current
    biomedical engineering group in the Faculty in teaching and research, to
    participate in joint projects, and to develop a strong independent
    research program using the available extensive experimental and
    numerical analysis facilities within the Faculty. The appointees will be
    expected to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in their
    relevant area of biomedical engineering and in other, related,
    engineering courses. Strong interpersonal skills are necessary.
    Applicants will be placed in the relevant engineering departments, of
    which the Faculty has five: Chemical and Petroleum, Civil, Electrical
    and Computer, Geomatics, and Mechanical and Manufacturing. Joint
    appointments with the Faculty of Kinesiology are planned.

    Position 1 - Tissue Engineering: An individual with expertise in the
    area of tissue engineering. Research and teaching will focus on one or
    more of the following areas: on isolation, culturing and differentiation
    of stem cells; cell-biomaterial interactions; three-dimensional assembly
    of cells and biomaterials; and investigating key engineering design
    parameters, including transport phenomena, fluid mechanics, and
    biomechanics, as well as cellular and molecular aspects of tissue
    engineering constructs. Candidates will be expected to integrate basic
    science and engineering research with clinical applications such as
    neurodegenerative diseases or sports injury rehabilitation. Candidate
    should have a background in chemical, biological or mechanical
    engineering or equivalent with significant experience in biomedical

    Position 2 – Mechanics of Biological Materials, Structures and Systems:
    An individual with expertise in the area of biological materials,
    structures and system mechanics, who is capable of making strong
    contributions in teaching and research in one or more of the following
    areas will be preferred: constitutive and structural behavior of
    complex biological tissues, functional adaptation to mechanical
    environment, multi-phasic materials, anisotropic and composite
    materials, structural and micro-structural behaviour, numerical modeling
    of biological systems to tissues to cells, failure theories, and
    biomedical devices. Successful applicants will require expertise in
    experimental and/or computational and analytical approaches to these
    topics. Candidate should have a background in mechanical or civil
    engineering or equivalent with significant experience in biomedical

    Position 3 – Cellular/Molecular Biomechanics: An individual with
    expertise in the area of cellular/molecular biomechanics. Applicants
    with expertise in one or more of the following areas will be preferred:
    molecular structural properties, cell biomechanics, cell motility,
    mechanical and electro-chemical properties of biological tissues and
    molecular motors. Successful applicants will require a solid background
    in cellular/molecular physiology, anatomy and mechanics including
    neuromuscular systems at an electrical level.

    Position 4 – Bioelectricity/Bio-instrumentation: An individual with
    expertise in the area of Bioelectricity and Bio-instrumentation.
    Applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas –
    bioelectric phenomena, biomagnetism, bio-instrumentation, or medical
    signal processing. Candidate should have significant experience in
    biomedical engineering.

    The Faculty has excellent testing facilities and has a strong record for
    experimental and numerical research. Current Biomedical Engineering
    research is carried out in collaboration with members of the Faculties
    of Medicine, Kinesiology (Human Performance Laboratory), and Science,
    and utilizes facilities in the McCaig Centre (Joint Injury and Arthritis
    Research Group) at the University of Calgary. The University is part of
    the province-wide MACI computer system which also supports finite
    element software. The Calgary Centre for Innovative Technology (CCIT),
    recently opened, will support facilities for research and technology
    transfer in bioengineering.

    Applicants who consider themselves eligible for more than one of the
    posted positions are encouraged to apply for those positions for which
    they consider themselves eligible.

    Deadline for applications is March 31, 2004, but applications will be
    received until the positions are filled. Applications including a
    curriculum vitae, a short statement of research interests and of
    teaching focus and philosophy, and three sealed letters of reference
    (alternatively, these latter can be sent directly to the address below),
    together with the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of the three
    referees must be sent to:

    T.G. Brown, Head,
    Department of Civil Engineering,
    University of Calgary,
    2500 University Drive NW,
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4,
    Fax: (403) 282-7026;

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
    permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary
    respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

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