Grduate Student Research Assistant PositionsNovember 2004
The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for graduate student research assistantships for students interested in the Ph.D. program in Bioengineering or Mechanical Engineering. The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory has recently completed a major renovation including design of new laboratory facilities on campus, purchase of new equipment, and the addition of new faculty, staff, and students. The laboratories include capabilities for mechanical testing at large and small scales, device and component fabrication, and computing and image processing. Additional contiguous and collaborative orthopaedic research laboratory activities are devoted to biologic, biochemical, electron microscopic, tissue and cell culture, and histologic studies of both hard and soft tissues.
Research areas include orthopaedic biomechanics or tissue engineering. Some examples of specific research projects include: structure-function relationships in tendons and ligaments using transgenic mouse models, mechanical testing, and mathematical modeling; investigations on rotator cuff injury and healing; biologic and mechanical alterations to tendon and tendon-to-bone attachment injury and repair; biomechanics of the shoulder and elbow joints.
Applicants should have a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, or a related field. Outstanding students are encouraged to apply to the Departments of Bioengineering or Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. A letter of interest and a resume or curriculum vitae should also be sent to:
Louis J. Soslowsky, Ph.D.
Director of McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania
424 Stemmler Hall; 36th and Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6081