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  • Biomechanics/Mechanobiology PhD student funding available

    Funding (NIH) is available for a doctoral student interested in soft tissue mechanics and mechanobiology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for graduate school starting Fall 2010. We are recruiting for a student strong in mechanics with a background in BME and/or cell biology who will collaborate with biologist and other BMEs on the more bio- and biochem-related aspects of the project, and will, in turn, aid collaborators with their mechanical analyses.

    To apply to WPI Grad BME click this link:
    Also, please contact me directly with your resume at:

    A bit about the position and environment:

    * The student will learn to apply a range of mechanical stimuli to cells in 2D and 3D environments and to characterize the mechanics of soft tissues from macro to nano-scale.

    * Both graduating seniors and ME/MS students are welcome.

    * The Tissue Mechanics and Mechanobiology Laboratory is located in the new Gateway Life Sciences and Engineering building, a state-of-the art research complex with extensive core facilities (AFM, confocal, NMR, mechanics, etc.). More at:

    * Our laboratory is highly integrated with the Bioengineering Institute and the Regenerative Biosciences and Engineering Center which features vibrant Journal Club and Research talks... and social events... weekly.

    * WPI is a tight-knit community with approximately 3000 undergrad and 1000 grad students.

    * Worcester is centrally located in MA, about 1hr from Boston, the NH/VT mountains, and the beach, and 3hrs from NYC - a livable city with plenty to do and four true seasons.

    Kristen L. Billiar, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute