Bone Research Society

Bringing basic and clinical researchers together since 1950

Positions Wanted

Are you looking for a new position (studentship, post-doc, tenured position etc.) in Bone Research?  If so you can advertise your availability on this site.  Simply send details to

Adverts should contain a very brief description of yourself and contact details including an e-mail address or web location for obtaining further details.

Fiona J. Harden

BSc (Hons) Mathematics-Physics (University of Aberdeen)
PhD in Physics (University of Aberdeen)

Areas of expertise:
Biomaterials research.
Hydroxyapatite and silicon-substituted hydroxyapatite synthesis.
Characterisation of materials using X-ray Powder Diffraction and Raman Spectroscopy.
Knowledge of bone graft industry/synthetic bone graft substitutes.
Experience of working in both academic and industrial environments.
Experience handing human bone, i.e. osteoarthritic and osteoporotic femoral heads.
Collagen investigations using small angle neutron scattering.
Demonstrator for physics labs.
Tutor for mathematics and physics courses.
Mentor to final year honours student.
Communication skills through conference, university and work experiences.
Winner of the SUPA Inspire Video Pitch 2013 and SUPA Inspire Commercial Presentation 2013.
Excellent IT skills with experience of Microsoft Office Suite, Matlab, LaTex, Origin, Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Position sought: Research Associate

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Sarah K. Amugongo

B.Ed (Hons) in Zoology, Botany and Education (Kenyatta University, Kenya)
PhD in Integrative Biology (University of California Berkeley)
Postdoctoral training (Department of Internal Medicine, University of California Davis)

Areas of expertise:
Bone physiology
In vivo and ex vivo small animal experiments
Imaging with micro computed tomography
Hard tissue embedding and sectioning
Enzyme immunoassays
Complex data evaluation and analysis
Manuscript preparation for publication in top tier journals
Undergraduate and master’s students lecturer and supervisor
A rational decision maker
Tactful and constructive in personal interactions
Highly experienced in working internationally and with people of diverse backgrounds
Fluency in English and Kiswahili (oral and written)

Position sought: Research Associate; Postdoctoral Scholar; Tenured Faculty

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Marisol Vazquez

BSc (Hons) in Genetics (2.1, Cardiff University)
PhD in Biosciences, Cardiff University (awarded subject to minor corrections)

Areas of expertise:
Bone biology and physiology
Isolation of primary cells from tissue explants
tissue culture of both primary cells and cell lines (monolayer and 3D)
Molecular biology (RT-PCR, RT-qPCR, bacterial gene cloning, DNA and RNA extractions)
Immunocytochemistry (including fluorescence)
In vitro mechanical loading

Lecturer (Physiology) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
5 years’ experience in practical/laboratory demonstrations to undergraduate students
Keen scientific communicator (as seen by several awards received – see CV)
Co-ordinator of public engagement activities

Position sought: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Fellowship

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