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    Research Assistant: Treating the Structural Deficiency of Spine with
    Osteolytic Defect

    Start Date: July 27th, 2009

    Center for Advanced Orthopedic Studies
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    1 Overland Street
    Boston, MA, 02215

    The Spine Research Group in the Center for Advanced Orthopedic Studies
    at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA,
    seeks an individual for a full time Research Assistant level position to
    work on an NIH RO1 founded research.

    Minimum Qualifications: B.S. or M.S. in Biomedical Engineering or in
    Biomedical Sciences. Previous research experience in the
    musculo-skeletal system or a related field is highly desirable. Ideal
    candidate will be able to work independently as well as in a group
    setting that involves interdisciplinary interactions with faculty,
    staff, and students. Experience with the use of statistical and
    computational computer software and excellent written and verbal
    communication skills required.

    Responsibilities include: Preparation and imaging of spinal segments
    for mechanical testing and the use of both standard and custom
    mechanical testing instrumentation. Training will be provided as
    necessary. The work further include the use of image based analysis
    using commercial as well as, in-house developed software, to assess the
    effect of osteolytic defects on the 3D structural competence of the
    spines and to assist in the segmentation and creation of image-based FEA
    models for analysis of test results. Experience with data acquisition
    (LabView) computational (ABAQUS) and data analysis based software is
    highly desirable. Duties will also include project management,
    interaction with clinicians and research staff, data collection,
    assistance in the preparation of abstracts, manuscripts, and grant

    The Center for Advanced Orthopedic Studies offers a stimulating,
    productive environment with many training opportunities as well as
    interaction with a multidisciplinary team and clinical faculty.

    To apply, please email a cover letter and CV to Ron Alkalay at . Ability
    to provide the names and email addresses of 2-3 professional references
    will be welcomed.

    Ron N Alkalay
    Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery
    Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    1 Overland Street
    Boston, MA, 02215

    Tel. 617-667-5185
    Fax. 617-667-7175
    Laboratory Web address