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A postdoctoral position is available in the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The primary goal of the research for this position is to identify matrix-related factors that explain the diabetes- and age-related increase in fracture risk.


Working closely with Dr. Jeffry Nyman as well as research staff and students of the Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology, the postdoctoral researcher will work on studies involving the analysis of cadaveric tissue as well as measurements from subjects. 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).

Expectations include working independently and efficiently, communicating clearly across multiple disciplines (engineering, imaging, and biology), preparing manuscripts, interacting with surgeons, and developing test protocols.

The Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab is situated between the School of Engineering and the School of Medicine and has strong connections with the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science and the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center.

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

Jeff Nyman, PhD
: (615) 887-7187
2018-11-26 20:49:02

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