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    Postdoctoral fellow, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri



    Position: Postdoctoral fellow

    Organization: Washington University

    Location: Saint Louis, Missouri



    Description:



    A postdoctoral position with a strong emphasis on tendon and
    tendon-to-bone tissue engineering is available. The successful candidate
    will work with a multi-disciplinary group of biomedical engineers,
    orthopaedic surgeons, and molecular biologists. The candidate will study
    the role of growth factors in tendon and tendon-to-bone healing using
    two animal models. A novel delivery system will be used to provide
    sustained delivery of a number of growth factors to healing tendons.
    Outcome measures will include biomechanical properties (including
    measurement of viscoelastic properties), localized gene expression,
    localized protein, collagen orientation, bone density, and bone
    architecture. The candidate will join the Orthopaedic Biomechanics
    Laboratory, which is part of the Musculoskeletal Research Center
    (http://wuorthopaedics.org/ResearchBrochure/default.aspx). This center
    specializes in injury, repair, and disease of tendon, bone, and
    cartilage. The major aim of the center is to perform translational
    research to improve clinical outcomes for musculoskeletal conditions.
    Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Priority deadline
    for applications is May 15, 2007; however, applications will be reviewed
    until suitable candidate is identified.



    Qualifications:



    Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. and strong experimental
    background in tendon/ligament healing and biomechanics (or related
    area). Strong communication skills are required. Experience with Matlab,
    animal models, RT-PCR, in situ hybridization, and immunohistochemistry
    is not required but would be beneficial. The project is supported by
    multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health. Washington
    University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.



    Contact:



    Stavros Thomopoulos, Ph.D.

    One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza

    11300 West Pavilion, Box 8233

    Washington University

    Saint Louis, MO 63110



    Phone: 314-362-8605

    Fax: 314-362-0334

    Email: ThomopoulosS@wudosis.wustl.edu

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