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Post-doc position in FE modeling/analysis, Purdue University

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  • Post-doc position in FE modeling/analysis, Purdue University

    The Purdue Musculoskeletal Biology and Mechanics Lab is looking for a postdoctoral researcher for a study examining adaptation in the vertebrate skeleton. The qualified applicant will have a PhD in biology, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field with a focus in musculoskeletal biomechanics. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in finite element modeling and analysis. Candidates with experience in molecular genetics are also encouraged to apply, as establishing links between mechanical stimuli and skeletal gene regulation in non-model organisms is of great interest. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with Dr. Russell Main and lab personnel to design and lead research in the lab, prepare manuscripts, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. The ability to work independently and strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills are required.

    The position start date is negotiable, with preference for a start on or before June 2012. Annual salary will be commensurate with previous research experience and qualifications. Interested candidates should submit a detailed letter of interest and future research plans, curriculum vitae, reprints of two (2) publications, and the names and e-mail addresses of three (3) references, all in a single PDF file to Review of applications will begin February 10, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

    The Purdue Musculoskeletal Biology and Mechanics Lab is located in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences in Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Basic Medical Sciences is a multidisciplinary department with strong research interests in musculoskeletal biology and orthopaedics, cancer biology, and nanomedicine. We maintain close ties to both the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue. Our position in the School of Veterinary Medicine provides us opportunities to interact with veterinary clinicians and pathologists, and allows us access to a state of the art histology lab, diagnostic equipment, and surgical facilities. For more information on the lab (

    Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.