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Post-Doctoral Fellow

Posting Details

Posting Information

Position Title Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Position Status
Basic Function

The Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory is seeking a talented and motivated individual to join several projects focused on the biomechanics of bone adaptation. The long-term goal is to develop and assess physical activity-based interventions to improve bone strength in older women.

Posting Date 06/22/2017
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

Criminal Background check statement

A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Principal Duty and Responsibility

The projects involve high resolution pQCT image collection, finite element analysis, motion capture and whole-body biomechanics, working with human subjects, and potentially musculoskeletal modeling. Additional opportunity exists to collaborate on a project related to skeletal injury biomechanics, funded by the United States Army. The ideal candidate would have a strong interest in obtaining independent research funding, such as an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship. More information about the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory is available at: http://wp.wpi.edu/mbl/

Position Requirements

Requirement

Qualifications:
- Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biomechanics, or a related field
- excellent written and oral English language communication skills
- strong interpersonal skills
- an interest in bone adaptation and musculoskeletal biomechanics
- prior experience with mechanical testing, finite element modeling and/or computer programming is highly desirable
- interest in working with human subjects in a clinical research setting is essential
- To participate in the Army project, applicants must be a US Citizen or permanent resident

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents