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    Postdoctoral Researcher in Mechanobiology

    Grade: 07S

    Salary: £28,839 - £35,469 per annum

    A postdoctoral research position is available immediately at the
    Mechanobiology Group, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics,
    Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford
    to study tendon mechanobiology and repair following injury or
    pathology. This is an exciting opportunity to join a multi-
    disciplinary team drawn from the Botnar Research Centre, the Oxford
    Institute of Biomedical Engineering and the John Radcliffe Hospital
    to work at the forefront of strategically important musculoskeletal

    The successful candidate will use live tissue imaging to investigate
    the synergetic mechanisms by which biological and mechanical stimuli
    enhance the repair of both tendon matrix itself and its
    mechanoregulatory network of cells. This will lead to new approaches
    to therapies aimed at protecting and regenerating tendon.

    It is essential that candidates have: a PhD in the biological
    sciences or in biomedical engineering; experience in standard
    molecular biology and biochemistry techniques; experience of live
    cell and tissue confocal microscopy; significant cell and tissue
    culture experience. Applicants should also have excellent
    communication skills in both written and verbal English and strong
    computing skills (including Microsoft Office). Experience in
    mechanical characterization of tissue or musculoskeletal
    mechanobiology and enthusiasm for cross-disciplinary work and
    interaction would be an advantage. The funding for this post is for
    two years.

    Application is via cover sheet (available from http:// with a curriculum vitae containing the names
    and addresses of two referees and a covering letter explaining your
    background and what you would contribute to the team, quoting
    reference HF09009 and should be sent to: The Personnel Officer,
    Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal
    Sciences, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LD,
    from whom further details are available (E-mail:; Fax: 01865 737640). The closing date for
    applications is Friday 6th March 2008.

    Dr. Mark S. Thompson CEng MIMechE
    Dept. of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
    Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PJ, UK
    tel. +44 (0)1865 273008