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  • Job Announcement: Henry Ford Hospital Bone & Joint Center

    The Bone and Joint Center at the Henry Ford Health System is seeking a
    full-time research assistant. This individual will be involved with all
    aspects of research being conducted in the Bone and Joint Center's Motion
    Analysis Laboratory. Specifically, this position will support on-going
    studies related to knee and shoulder function following injury and
    repair. Responsibilities include patient testing, data analysis, and
    assistance with manuscript preparation. A bachelor's degree is required,
    and relevant research experience in biomechanics or a related discipline is

    The Motion Analysis Laboratory includes a biplane x-ray digital imaging
    system for high-speed analysis of dynamic in-vivo joint function, two 1000
    frame/sec digital video cameras, a 5-camera 240 frame/sec 3D video-motion
    analysis system, force platforms, EMG, and extensive computer
    hardware/software (including SGI and Sun workstations) for data collection
    and visualization as well as for the development and analysis of
    musculoskeletal models. Primary research interests are in
    orthopaedic/sports biomechanics as related to joint and soft-tissue
    function, disease, injury and repair.

    The Bone and Joint Center has six PhD investigators with training and
    experience in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, cell biology,
    biochemistry, and anatomy. Other laboratory facilities include: mechanical
    testing facility, electronics and machine shop, biochemistry laboratory,
    cell culture laboratory, computational facility, microcomputed tomography
    system, scanning electron microscope facility, confocal microscope, and
    histology laboratory with full optical microscope facility. The laboratory
    is associated with a large, research-oriented clinical orthopaedics
    department and the Henry Ford Hospital Center for Athletic Medicine.

    The position is available immediately and will be filled as soon as an
    appropriate candidate is identified. Salary is competitive and based on
    experience with an excellent benefits package. Interested and qualified
    applicants should send a letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and names and
    contact information for at least three references to the address listed
    below. E-mail applications will not be accepted. Henry Ford Health System
    is an AA/EO Employer.

    Michael J. Bey, Ph.D.
    Henry Ford Health System
    Bone and Joint Center; ER2015
    2799 W. Grand Blvd.
    Detroit, MI 48202