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    Position Announcement: Research Technician, full-time position

    The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at Boston
    University, in conjunction with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    at Boston University School of Medicine, is currently accepting
    applications for a position of Research Technician.

    This position is funded primarily through an NIH program grant
    entitled "Molecular Mechanisms of Skeletal Repair." This grant funds
    three major projects and three core facilities, one of which is
    dedicated in part to structural and mechanical analyses of skeletal
    tissues. The individual filling this position will be responsible for
    carrying out many of these analyses, which include mechanical testing,
    standard radiography and micro-computed tomography imaging. The
    micro-computed tomography imaging facility also services several other
    major projects within the College of Engineering and School of Medicine
    at Boston University, and the technician will be responsible for
    performing much of this additional imaging.

    The departments of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and
    Orthopaedic Surgery house an active research program in Biomechanics
    that includes investigations of genetic and mechanical influences on
    skeletal repair and regeneration, and studies of structure-function
    relationships in skeletal tissues and whole organs. These research
    activities are supported by a total of 3100 square feet of laboratory
    space fully equipped with materials testing systems, wet chemistry
    benches, tissue processing and imaging facilities, and computational

    Responsibilities of the research technician include:
    - conducting mechanical tests on whole bones and other biological
    - performing standard radiography micro-computed tomography scans, and
    image analysis
    - carrying out data reduction and statistical analyses;
    - maintaining the relevant laboratory equipment;
    - managing a multi-user database of standardized histomorphometric and
    mechanical outcome measures.

    - A Bachelors degree in an engineering- or science-related field is
    - Previous laboratory experience in science and/or engineering is
    highly desirable.

    The start date will be in June 2005. Review of applications will
    commence immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is
    hired. Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names and
    addresses of three references to via the link below:
    fuseaction=dspjob&id=23&jobid=74086&company_id=155 09&version=1&source=ON
    LINE&JobOwner=935854&level=levelid2&levelid2=4286& parent=Boston%20Univer
    sity%20Medical%20Campus%3B%3B%3BResearch%20Support &startflag=3&CFID=4662

    Alternatively, applicants may submit their application materials to:
    Elise Morgan
    Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
    110 Cummington Street
    Boston, MA 02215
    fax: (617) 353-5866

    Boston University is an equal opportunity employer.