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    Ph.D. Position in Experimental Biomechanics (to fill as soon as possible, "New England," Storrs, CT)
    Mechanical and optical investigations of soft biological tissues at the macro and microscopic levels. Strong background in mechanics necessary and some experience with mechanical testing desirable.

    The Ideal Candidate
    Motivated, self-sufficient and creative; strong background in mathematics and mechanics; excellent experience/knowledge of soft biological tissues, particularly cartilage mechanics; prepared to work in a team and to cooperate with medical doctors from both the UConn Health Center and the New England Musculoskeletal Institute; willingness to travel nationally and internationally for research experience; fluency in English; prepared to supervise Masters-level students and project employees at the Interdisciplinary Mechanics Laboratory.

    Candidates for these positions should submit the following as a single PDF file to Professor Pierce via e-mail (submissions are requested by August 1, 2014):
    1. Cover letter including a description of:
      1. Research interests,
      2. Why you feel qualified for this position,
      3. How this position will contribute to long term career plans;

    2. CV including contact information for at least three references;
    3. Selected publications demonstrating research expertise (if available).

    NB. It is also possible for potential candidates to arrange interview meetings with during the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics (7th WCB) in Boston, MA, July 6 - 11, 2014 (for more information see,

    David M. Pierce, Ph.D.
    Departments of Mechanical Engineering/
    Biomedical Engineering/Mathematics
    191 Auditorium Rd. Unit 3139
    Storrs, Connecticut 06269-3139
    Phone: +1 860 486 4109
    Last edited by David M. Pierce; June 16, 2014, 07:22 AM.