Our research faculty members exercise dynamic leadership in their supervisory roles of mentoring, collaborating with, or directing junior colleagues, staff, residents, and students at all levels. Here, we currently have multiple active studies including several multi-center prospective studies, a basic science, and many retrospective studies. Our research endeavors are supported by highly skilled research faculty and state of the art facilities.
In this key role, you will assist in conducting basic and translational research focused on the prevention and post-injury mechanism of anterior cruciate ligament failure during post-natal musculoskeletal growth and development.
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
Conduct a wide range of complex experiments with a degree of independence in conducting sports medicine research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Perform complex techniques or procedures such as ligamentous/tendinous tensile testing, histological tissue preparation and sectioning, immunohistochemistry, fluorescent in situ hybridization, computed tomography and x-ray imaging/analyses.
Assist in preparing completed research reports and statistical analyses for each project phase. Assist in drafting manuscripts, grants, and with the construction of tables and figures.
Participate in the development of laboratory protocols and directly oversee other laboratory personnel.
Supervise and maintain laboratory equipment, the mouse colony, and human tissue specimens.
Develop and maintain safety protocols and manage chemical and biohazard waste disposal.
Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering or related scientific disciplines.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Knowledge in the application and adaptation of numerous research techniques, protocols, musculoskeletal anatomy and animal models. Familiarity with various imaging and statistical software packages. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide variety of individuals. Strong organizational and multitasking skills including the ability to manage multiple priorities.
Three years of prior related research experience. Experience with software coding.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Long periods of stationary work at a computer, wet bench, and microscope. Must be able to work with noxious chemicals and in a research environment with animals and human tissue.
Must be able to perform essential job functions with or without an accommodation.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3RS
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY (IN-ORTS-IUINA)
Internal Number: 77732
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