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  • Two Postdoctoral Positions in Cartilage Biology and MRI ofCartilage

    Two postdoctoral positions are available at
    Oakland University, located in suburban
    Rochester, Michigan, in north Oakland County,
    which boasts one of the most picturesque campuses
    in the country. One position centers on the
    biology/histology of cartilage and the other
    position the physical and molecular environment
    in cartilage.

    We have been studying articular cartilage using
    multidisciplinary microscopic imaging techniques,
    including non-invasive microscopic magnetic
    resonance imaging (ÁMRI), polarized light
    microscopy (PLM), transmission electron
    microscopy (TEM), Fourier-transform infrared
    imaging (FTIRI), tissue histology, biochemical
    treatment, and mechanical characterization. The
    results from our fundamental research at
    microscopic resolution are used to guide the
    successful applications of non-invasive
    procedures in clinical management of
    osteoarthritis and related joint diseases.

    Position 1:
    Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in
    biomedical sciences, chemistry, tissue histology,
    bioengineering, or a related field. A solid
    background and previous experience in cartilage
    or other connective tissue is required. Working
    knowledge and skills with modern instrument and
    computer will be an asset. This is an excellent
    opportunity for a highly motivated individual
    with solid biological/medical background who
    wants to participate in the multidisciplinary
    research activities.

    Position 2:
    Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in
    physical sciences, engineering, biomedical
    sciences, or a related field. A background and
    previous experience in connective tissue and/or
    Bruker NMR system is preferred. Strong ability in
    computer network and software can be
    advantageous. We encourage applications from
    individuals who have the solid expertise in
    cartilage biology and the desire to learn ÁMRI
    techniques, or who have extensive expertise in
    biological NMR/MRI.

    Our state-of-art instrumentation includes a ÁMRI
    system (Bruker AMX300 with a 7T wide-bore
    superconducting magnet and microimaging
    accessories), a mechanical testing system
    (EnduraTec ELF 3200), a digital polarized light
    microscope (Leica DM RXP interfaced with a 12-bit
    CCD camera), a modern FTIRI system, and a number
    of histology equipments. In addition, research
    times on a Bruker 7T/20cm MRI system and a GE 3T
    whole-body MRI system are available at a nearby
    institution. Our web site contains more
    information regarding our lab and some of the
    recently completed cartilage projects.

    Interested individuals should send their CV,
    statements of research experience and research
    interest, and the names, telephone numbers, and
    e-mail addresses of at least three references to:
    Professor Yang Xia
    Dept of Physics, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309, USA
    Tel: 248-370-3420; Fax: 248-370-3408; E-mail:

    OU is an equal opportunity employer.

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    Yang Xia, Ph. D.
    276 Hannah Hall, Physics Department
    Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309-4487, USA
    Tel: (248) 370-3420(office), 370-2403(NMR), 370-3402 & 370-4873 (labs)
    Fax: (248) 370-3408 Email:
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