Research Position Postdoctoral Fellow
The Sharpe Spinal Biomechanics Laboratory in the Departments of
Neurosurgery and Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and
Pennsylvania Hospital is seeking applicants for postdoctoral fellowship
positions in spine biomechanics. Potential research projects include
studies of cervical and lumbar injury, spine biomechanics and evaluation
of treatments, as well as studies investigating spinal interventions via
design and testing. These programs are funding by several sources
including industrial contracts and the Catharine Sharpe Foundation.

Candidates should have an established background in orthopaedic testing
and/or spine biomechanics and be highly motivated in academic research.
Applicants with PhD in Biomedical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
or related disciplines are preferred. The individual in this position
will be involved in aspects of several ongoing projects in the lab and
be encouraged to develop additional independent projects based on
interest. An ability to coordinate multiple on-going projects and work
independently in a collaborative clinical-basic science environment is
required.

The Sharpe Spinal Biomechanics Laboratory is undergoing a substantial
upgrade including purchase of new equipment and the addition of new
faculty, staff, and students. The laboratory currently has facilities
for mechanical testing across different size-scales and image
processing. The lab offers excellent facilities and opportunities to
interact with faculty from engineering and medical sciences engaged in a
broad spectrum of spinal applications.

See http://spinepain.seas.upenn.edu and
http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/neurosurgery/research/ for more details.

Position is open immediately. The competitive salary for this position
will be negotiated on the basis of years of relevant experience,
publication record, and the strength of letters of recommendation.
Highest priority will be given to applicants with a well-demonstrated
ability for scientific writing and experience in the field. Interested
applicants are invited to send a copy of their curriculum vitae, contact
information for 3 references (address, phone number, email) to:

Beth Winkelstein, PhD
Associate Professor
Depts. of Bioengineering & Neurosurgery
University of Pennsylvania
240 Skirkanich Hall
210 S. 33rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6321
winkelst@seas.upenn.edu