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    Fall 2012 Graduate Research Assistantship (MS level)

    We are currently accepting applications for a graduate research assistantship starting in the fall of 2012 in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering. The research assistantship is supported by internal funds and includes a stipend and tuition reimbursement. All applications must be received by the College of Graduate Health Sciences in full as soon as possible. Information on the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering can be found at

    DEGREES OFFERED: Currently there is one opening at the MS level in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN. The research assistantship will be in the BioRobotics Laboratory (BioRL) where the primary focus of research has been in spine and orthopedic biomechanics. The BioRL has developed a custom multi-axis testing platform which has been used to evaluate a variety of different fusion and non-fusion (disc arthroplasty) devices for treating the spine. Currently there are two new initiatives underway in the BioRobotics Lab that the applicant would be involved with. The first opportunity is a joint effort with Pediatric Spine Surgeons from the local children’s Methodist LeBonheur Children’s hospital and involves working in scoliosis research. The second project is a collaborative study with faculty in the Departments of Neurology and Physical Therapy involves the design and development of a back support system for Parkinson’s disease patients.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: BS in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering. Strong mechanical aptitude, testing and/or design experience. Computer modeling and programming experience (Unigraphics, AutoCad, SolidWorks) would be a plus but not essential.

    APPLICATIONS: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply electronically through our departmental website at The application package includes an electronic letter of interest, academic transcripts, GRE scores, and three letters of recommendation. Interested applicants are also encouraged to contact Dr. DiAngelo directly for more information.
    General questions and inquires may be directed to:

    Denis J. DiAngelo Ph.D.
    The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    Department of Orthopedics and Biomedical Engineering
    956 Court Avenue, Suite E226
    Memphis TN, 38163
    (901) 448-7744