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Thank you very much,

Tony Keaveny

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Post-Doctoral Position in Spine Biomechanics

Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

A one-year post-doc position is available immediately (April, 1998) for
study of the biomechanical behavior of the human vertebral body including
the intervertebral disk. Specifically, the goal of this research is to
investigate the effects of localized damage and repair on the strength and
stiffness of the vertebral body, including the effects of loading
conditions. Techniques to be used include quantitative computed
tomography-based finite element analysis and in vitro mechanical testing of
isolated vertebral bodies and whole spinal motion segments. Models are
expected to include bone-specific spatial distributions of trabecular bone
properties, as well as non-linear poroelastic behavior of the vertebral
disk. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering,
Bioengineering, or the equivalent, with a focus on solid mechanics and
finite element modeling. Prior experience with mechanical testing of human
tissue and quantitative computed tomography scanning is preferable but not
required since comprehensive training will be provided in these areas. This
position will provide substantial expertise in the biomechanical behavior
of the vertebral body including the disk with an integrative approach of
experiments, computation, and analytical modeling. The Berkeley Orthopaedic
Biomechanics Laboratory provides a lively academic and research environment
with substantial ties to the nearby UCSF medical school, particularly the
Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Radiology, and has active
collaborations with local biotech companies. This position can be extended
to a second year pending additional funding.

To apply, please send a resumé before March 30 with the names, addresses,
and phone numbers of two references to the address below. If attending the
1998 Pre-ORS Symposium on Computational Methods in Orthopaedic
Biomechanics, at Tulane University, please send in a resumé by March 6 so
that an interview can be arranged for there. In the meanwhile, please visit
our website at for details of the

Professor Tony M. Keaveny
Director, Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering
6175 Etcheverry Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1740

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Tony M. Keaveny, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director, Berkeley Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory

6175 Etcheverry Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1740
Phone: (510) 643-8017 FAX: (510) 642-6163