The Biomechanical Engineering Lab of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University has an immediate opening for a research associate/research engineer.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators. Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports. Experience in soft tissue mechanics, animal models, immunohistochemistry, molecular and histological analysis of cells and tissues, and genetic expression analyses. *Critical lab responsibilities include: *Coordinates tissue cultures, reagents, probe tests, etc; Assures compliance with established safety procedures and maintains required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions; Ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
As the candidate matures in the position, he/she will carry out independent experiments under the supervision of the PI and other senior staff. *Other duties include maintenance of laboratory equipment, laboratory stock solutions, ordering supplies related to project when necessary, as well as keeping an organized notebook.
Prior research experience is highly preferred.
Applicants should apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and the names of 2 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