The Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Mechanobiology Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware (Newark, DE, USA) is seeking motivated students to join our group! We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:
  • Funded Ph.D. student(s) in Biomedical Engineering (Research Assistantship)
  • Undergraduate students in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Biological Sciences, and Kinesiology & Applied Physiology

Opportunities are available starting as early as January, 2016, for those interested in pursuing graduate (Ph.D. level) and undergraduate research. Our research is in the area of Orthopaedic Biomechanics, with a specific focus on tendon injury and healing, fibrocartilage development and maturation, and tendon/bone adaptation to mechanical loading.

Research in our laboratory includes:
  • Mechanical testing/characterization of biological materials (tendon, cartilage, and bone)
  • Translational projects in collaboration with orthopaedic surgeons
  • In vitro cell and tissue culture (2D, 3D, tissue engineering bioreactor)
  • Small animal models of tendon/bone development, injury, and healing
  • Genetics and mouse husbandry
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Histology and pathology
  • 3-D x-ray imaging, including micro-computed tomography
  • Computational modeling (e.g., finite element, statistical shape modeling)

Interested applicants are encourage to contact Megan Killian, Ph.D. directly ( In addition to any questions, applicants should provide a brief summary of research experiences and interests, as well as a resume or CV.
Visit the Killian Lab Group website for more information!

Candidates may also wish to visit:

**The University of Delaware is situated in the northwest corner of the state, in the town of Newark, minutes from the I-95 corridor. This offers a traditional small-town college atmosphere in a location that affords easy access to major cultural and entertainment centers in nearby metropolitan areas. The beach resorts of Delaware, recreational areas of New Jersey and Maryland, and the ski slopes of the Pocono Mountains are within a two-hours drive.**