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    Dear Biomch_l List users.

    I realize that this list is not intended for use in job searching and hope you
    will excuse the nature of this message, but I am writing to request advice about
    entering the field of Biomechanics from a Mechanical Engineering background. I
    am a fairly recent college graduate with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and a
    Certificate in Engineering Biology, both from Princeton University.

    I am currently trying to find a research and/or development position in
    biomechanics, specifically Gait and Locomotion, Orthopedics, Prosthetics, or
    Motor Control.

    One difficulty is that in many major databases, my areas of interest fall
    outside of the most closely related basic categories- i.e. Mechanical
    Engineering, Biotechnology, and Health Care and Medical Products. Most
    Biotechnology or Medical Science resources that I have found lean toward
    Molecular Biology and Biochemistry related areas, and do not include much
    information in the areas in which I am interested.
    I have located two helpful resources on the Web:
    1. Biomechanics World Wide (include the job page affiliated with this list)
    2. BME Net.

    These have been very useful, but I would greatly appreciate information
    regarding other resources accessible to someone not currently working in
    Biomechanics, either on-line or of the more traditional variety.

    Any advice regarding job hunting strategies or resources would be greatly
    appreciated, as would more specific information about contacts or job openings.
    I would be happy to send my resume privately to anyone who is interested. Thank
    you in advance for your help.


    Loren Bentley

    445 Boynton Ave.
    Berkeley, CA 94707
    Tel: (510) 526-6498
    Fax: (510) 643-6791