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  • Job Posting: Biomechanics Research Assistant

    POSITION: Biomechanics Research Assistant



    DESCRIPTION:

    The Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Laboratory at the University of Maryland,
    College Park is seeking an intellectual and self-motivated individual to
    assist in orthopaedic biomechanics research and oversee general laboratory
    operations.



    A significant portion of laboratory activities will be interfacing with
    surgeons, fellows, residents, and students from the Department of
    Orthopaedics and the renowned Shock Trauma Center at the University of
    Maryland, School of Medicine for cadaveric joint biomechanics studies.
    Specific tasks associated with these include experimental design, fixture
    design, and performing biomechanical tests in human cadaveric joints.



    In addition, there are opportunities to participate in mechanobiology work
    using in vivo animal models and in vitro cell and tissue culture
    preparations. Responsibilities will also include contributing to
    maintaining research records and lab inventories, and performing general
    housekeeping duties in the laboratory.



    The research assistant may also be assigned other tasks as needed.



    QUALIFICATIONS:

    We will be accepting applications from individuals with a Bachelor's or
    Master's degree in mechanical engineering, bioengineering, biomedical
    engineering, or related field, with experience working in a laboratory
    setting. We are also considering qualified postdoctoral fellows for this
    position. A strong background in mechanics is REQUIRED, and some background
    in physiology, biology, and/or biochemistry is desired. Experience or
    willingness to work with rodents is a plus. The ideal candidate will:

    - have good oral and written communication skills,

    - possess independent thought and judgement,

    - be a careful, organized, and highly focused individual,

    - demonstrate leadership in the supervision of undergraduate assistants,

    - be able to work well with others in a team environment.



    Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should
    submit a cover letter and CV/resume including contact information of
    references to:



    Dr. Adam H. Hsieh

    Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building

    Room 3242

    Department of Bioengineering

    University of Maryland, College Park

    College Park, Maryland 20742

    phone: 301-405-7397

    fax: 301-314-6868

    e-mail: hsieh@umd.edu

    url: http://www.bioe.umd.edu/orthomechlab
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