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  • Repost: Biomechanics postdoc position in Vermont

    Dear Biomch-L readers,

    A summary of the Usenet posting below was posted onto Biomch-L on
    August 28; apparently, the position hasn't been filled yet!



    Article 286 in sci.engr.mech:
    Newsgroups: sci.engr.biomed,sci.engr.mech
    From: gardnerm@griffin (Mack GardnerMorse)
    Subject: Post-doctoral Fellowship in Biomechanics
    Keywords: Spine Biomechanics, Knee Biomechanics, Post-doctoral Fellowships
    Organization: University of Vermont -- Division of EMBA Computer Facility
    Distribution: na
    Date: Thu, 17 Sep 1992 11:44:27 GMT

    September 17, 1992


    The Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, at the
    University of Vermont has a post-doctoral fellowship position which
    is available immediately. The fellowship will concentrate on
    biomechanics of the spine or the knee joint. Below is an abstract
    of the grant from which this position will be funded:

    "Training in Orthopaedic Science"

    Musculoskeletal diseases remain a problem of major impact to
    society. It is estimated that in the U. S. there are over 23
    million musculoskeletal impairments (AAOS 1984). The treatment of
    such diseases increasingly demands sophisticated knowledge in
    biomechanics. Mechanical engineers and orthopaedic surgeons with
    cross-disciplinary training in these fields are essential to meet
    the emerging demand for academic and private sector researchers and
    clinicians in this increasingly complex technical field. Advances
    in technology in each of these specialities inevitably impact on
    the research and practice of the others. There is a lack of
    trained individuals, expecially clinicians.
    This proposal describes an interdisciplinary program to train
    scientists in biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system, both at
    the post-doctoral levels. Trainees with doctoral degrees in
    engineering or orthopaedics M.D.'s will be chosen for intensive
    training in biomechanics research.
    Trainees will acquire a background in the biomechanics of the
    musculoskeletal system and will have an opportunity to become fully
    versed in a specific aspect of biomechanics of the musculoskeletal
    system. This program is designed to train scientists who will be
    equipped to make major contributions to musculoskeletal research.
    The trainee in biomechanics will be offered advanced
    engineering training in the areas of biomechanics, mechanics,
    dynamics and materials. Subsequently, trainees will work in the
    laboratories of collaborating investigators. This will be
    supplemented by engineering, medical and life science courses as
    There will also be opportunities to pursue a formalized,
    specialized didactic experience (both teaching and learning) in
    selected areas of emphasis. Participation in research seminars is
    expected. For all trainees, course work in experimental design and
    statistics will be required.
    There will be an opening each year for one post-doctoral
    fellow, at least one of whom, every second year, will be an
    orthopaedic surgeon. The formalized didactic work of these
    advanced trainees will be more limited in scope. We will provide
    these trainees with a two-year research experience designed to
    develop a well-rounded experimental scientist.

    If interested please contact:

    Malcolm H. Pope, Dr. Med. Sc., Ph.D.
    Director of Research
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
    University of Vermont, College of Medicine
    Given Building, Room C417
    Burlington, VT 05405-0068
    Internet address:

    or write to:

    Carole Godbout
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
    University of Vermont, College of Medicine
    Given Building, Room C413
    Burlington, VT 05468-0068


    Mack Gardner-Morse
    University of Vermont
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
    Given Building
    Burlington, VT 05405 USA