Summer Opportunities in Orthopaedic/Musculoskeletal Research at WashU School of Medicine

WashU School of Medicine has several summer research opportunities for students with experience in biomedical/mechanical engineering and interest in orthopaedics, including: 

  • Research Position in Silva Lab at WashU School of Medicine: The Silva Lab is studying the influence of genetic background on bone properties and have a large set of mice from which to collect samples for biomechanical testing of bone strength, and histological processing and analysis of bone formation. The student will assist a graduate student with testing and analysis of bone samples from mice. Experience in biomedical/mechanical engineering or strong science and lab skills, with interests in biomechanics, orthopaedics, and anatomy. This position is an in-person, hourly paid position, 10-wk minimum, possibility to continue during academic year part-time.
  • Research Position in Musculoskeletal Research Center at WashU School of Medicine: The student will assist a staff scientist in the Center's microCT imaging lab to image bone samples and develop online training and data resources. The student will be trained in microCT scanning and will then create users protocols (text, image, video) to document the procedures to share on the Center's website. The student will help assemble historical data and generate new data so that the Center can provide online reference data sets of bone properties. Experience in biomedical/mechanical engineering or computer science, as well as strong computer skills, with interests in imaging, orthopaedics, and data analysis. This position is an in-person, hourly paid position, 10-wk minimum, possibility to continue during academic year part-time.

Students interested in learning more and applying may email Dr. Matthew Silva at silvam@wustl.edu.