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Postdoctoral fellowship in Orthopaedic Bioengineering at Washington University

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  • Postdoctoral fellowship in Orthopaedic Bioengineering at Washington University

    The Biomechanical Engineering Lab of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University has an immediate opening for a motivated postdoctoral fellow to work on examining the role of translational protein modifications in aging and disease of the intervertebral disc. The ideal candidate would have substantial experience in either analytical protein assays, cell and molecular signaling, or mechanical testing/modeling of orthopaedic tissues.

    Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in a relevant field of physical sciences or engineering. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary orthopaedic research laboratory, part of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research ( Preference will be given to applicants with a documented record in the above areas. The fellowship is for a period up to 2-3 years, renewably annually with satisfactory performance. *

    The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery was established in 1995 as a formal department of Washington University School of Medicine. Since 1995, the department has concentrated on the development of its research program including the establishment of a focused research agenda and the recruitment of leading faculty.

 Washington University Orthopedics ranks number one in NIH research funds in 2011.

    Washington University in St. Louis is located in the cultural center of St. Louis, surrounded by and adjacent to museums, performance venues, vibrant entertainment and dining districts, one of the nation’s largest civic parks, and beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods rich in history and diversity. The campuses are well-served by the region’s light rail and bus service, and have easy access to major interstate highway. Consistently ranked among the nation's most affordable and best places to live and raise families, the St. Louis region offers many opportunities to watch or participate in a wide range of sports, recreational activities and cultural events.
    Applicants should apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to:

    Simon Tang, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
    Washington University School of Medicine
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    BJC Institute of Health Bldg., 11th Floor
    St. Louis, MO *63110