The department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking an Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist. Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. The candidate will be responsible for biomechanical testing and materials analysis, studying the effects of cartilage endplate treatment on whole-disc biomechanical properties and solute transport, evaluating the extent of disc creep and solute uptake in response to treatment as well as characterizing treatment-induced changes to cartilage using biochemistry and microscopy.
Required Qualifications: • Specialists appointed at the Assistant or Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization. • Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization. • Appointees at the Associate and Full level should have significant record of academic accomplishment including published or in-press publication, and a demonstrated record of University and/or public service. • Additionally, appointees at the Associate and Full level will provide considerable independence in planning and execution of research. • Working experience with tools and testing techniques for evaluating the translational potential of spinal therapies • MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering or other engineering discipline is preferred • Taken Mechanics of Biological Materials course with laboratory components • Basic research experience in biomechanical engineering, including determination of mechanical properties of biologic tissues or tissue substitutes • Working experience with materials testing equipment, e.g. Instron, MTS, Bose • Working experience with scientific programming language, e.g. Matlab, IDL, or C/C++ • Working experience with finite element analysis, either for solid mechanics or fluid transport applications • Knowledge and application of confocal microscopy • Knowledge and application of biochemical methods for determining tissue composition • Knowledge and application of microCT and MRI techniques for evaluating musculoskeletal tissue structure and composition • Knowledge and application of principles of biotransport phenomena • Proven computer skills including Microsoft office, ImageJ, statistics software • Demonstrated excellent verbal, written and communication skills • Candidates must meet the requirements by the time of hire.
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: JPF02365
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