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  • PhD Research Position in Mechanobiology - Indianapolis, IN

    A doctoral research position is immediately available at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). My lab is investigating the cellular response to mechanical loading in both bone and cartilage. Research tasks may include in vitro molecular biology studies of mechanotransduction pathways in cells and tissues, as well as implementing in vivo animal models of beneficial or damaging loading.

    Qualifications: Before starting the position, applicants should have completed a bachelors or master’s degree in mechanical or biomedical engineering or a related field. A highly motivated candidate with good written and verbal communication skills is sought. Applicants will be expected to integrate into a multidisciplinary mechanical/biomedical engineering laboratory comprised of faculty, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate students from the departments of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Orthopaedic Surgery. The best opportunities for funding will be for students who are willing to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering while conducting research that is more biological in nature.

    The Wagner lab: Dr. Diane Wagner’s primary appointment is in the department of mechanical engineering at IUPUI. The lab is physically adjacent to researchers in the department of orthopaedic surgery in the IU School of Medicine. Dr. Wagner is a member of the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health, which brings together large and diverse group of 40+ musculoskeletal researchers and organizes a weekly journal club, external seminar speakers, and a number of educational/career development opportunities.

    Application Process: Questions can be directed to Dr. Diane Wagner at wagnerdi@iupui.edu. Information on the ME PhD program can be submitted found at https://et.iupui.edu/departments/mee/programs/me/grad/phde/ .
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