A postdoctoral position is available in the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The postdoctoral researcher will work on projects to identify matrix-related factors that explain the diabetes- and age-related increase in fracture risk. Studies will involve analysis of cadaveric tissue as well as measurements from subjects.
The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with Dr. Jeffry Nyman as well as research staff and students of the Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology. Expectations include working independently and efficiently, communicating clearly across multiple disciplines (engineering, imaging, and biology), preparing manuscripts, interacting with surgeons, and developing test protocols. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with future research plans, curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of three (3) references to Dr. Nyman.
Applicants being sought have a PhD in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or material science, but those with dissertation research related to matrix biology or biochemistry will also be considered. Preference will be given to those with experience in hard tissue mechanics and/or bone imaging/spectroscopy (high-resolution qCT, UTE-MRI, and Raman spectroscopy)
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