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  • Job Post: Research Asst., Lab Imaging & Biomech, Washington Univ, St. Louis, MO

    Research Assistant – Laboratory Imaging and Biomechanics

    Washington University in Saint Louis

    The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis has an immediate opening for an entry-level engineering Research Assistant to operate an NIH-funded imaging/biomechanics core lab. The main duty of the job will be to provide service to a large base of musculoskeletal researchers who comprise the Washington University Musculoskeletal Research Center.

    Requirements: B.S. degree or equivalent in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related discipline. Experience in image analysis. MATLAB programming. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

    Desirable Additional Skills: Experience with microCT scanning, morphological analysis, mechanical testing.

    Duties: Manage and operate a core facility dedicated to imaging and mechanical testing of musculoskeletal tissues from small animals (primarily mouse and rat). Maintain equipment including two microCT scanners. Perform CT scans and quantitative morphological analysis on samples provided by researchers. Train and assist non-expert users. Develop and implement quality control practices and standard operating procedures.

    Employer: Washington University School of Medicine is the hub of a major academic medical center located in Saint Louis, Missouri. WUMS is consistently ranked in the top five in the U.S. in research funding and medical education. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is a national leader in patient care, teaching and research. You will join an active and multidisciplinary research group focused on musculoskeletal tissue structure, strength, disease and regeneration. Additional information can be found at and

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Desired start date is June, 2013.

    Applicants should apply by sending a cover letter, resume and the names of three references to:
    Matthew J. Silva, Ph.D.
    Washington University School of Medicine
    Campus Box 8233
    660 S. Euclid Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63110
    Last edited by Matthew Silva; April 17, 2013, 05:36 PM. Reason: update deadline