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Job OpportunitiesOpen MASc/PhD Position: Early Detection of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Failure using Medical Imaging and Computational Fluid Dynamics
University of Toronto
Posted: May 17, 2018
The research group of Prof. Piero Triverio at the University of Toronto is seeking a graduate student for a research project in computational fluid dynamics applied to coronary artery disease.
* Project rationale: In Canada, about 1 person out of 7 dies because of coronary artery disease (CAD). Coronary arteries play a vital role, bringing oxygen-rich blood to the heart, but can become occluded. With graft surgery, new vessels are created to increase blood ow to the heart and prolong life. However, graft failure is quite common, and we still do not know exactly why grafts fail and, consequently, how to prevent their failure.
* Goal: The objective of this research is to obtain new insights into the mechanisms responsible for graft failure, using computational fluid dynamics simulations guided by the latest advancements in medical imaging (CT and 4D-flow MRI). Simulations will be performed on a cohort of patients who had CAD surgery. Results will be correlated with patient outcomes one year after surgery. The project is in collaboration with Dr. Laura Jimenez-Juan (cardiovascular radiologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre), Dr. Stephen Fremes (cardiovascular surgeon, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre), and Prof. Gianluigi Rozza (professor of scientic computing, International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy).
Required qualifications: Bachelor's degree in engineering, applied mathematics, or a field closely related to the project.
Desired qualifications: Experience with computational fluid dynamics (highly desired), high-performance computing, medical imaging, cardiovascular simulations.
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PhD student positions in Wearable Robotics
Department of Biomechanical Engineering
University of Twente
Posted: May 11, 2018
The Department of Biomechanical Engineering at the University of Twente invites applications for PhD student positions in the field of Wearable Robotics.
PhD positions are part of a newly funded large-scale national project aimed at developing next-generation Exo-Aids: soft, comfortable wearable robotic technologies supporting smooth and versatile movements with applications in neurorehabilitation and industrial settings.
Two positions are currently available:
1. Towards symbiotic and versatile control of wearable exoskeletons for workers:
2. Human balance control in challenging conditions – from experimental investigation to development and evaluation of human-inspired balance controllers:
The Department of Biomechanical Engineering is specialized in the application area of Biomedical Technology with cutting-edge research facilities (https://www.wearableroboticslab.nl/). Research focuses on the interaction between the human motor system and medical devices that support this system. The result of this research is applied in the development of innovative medical devices.
Voice Research Laboratory
Posted: May 7, 2018
The Voice Research Laboratory at McGill University in Canada is seeking a highly motivated junior-level postdoctoral researcher. This appointment is expected to begin in September 2018 (start date negotiable). The Voice Research Laboratory at McGill focuses on advancing personalized medicine in laryngology through the development of numerical simulations, wearable devices, non-invasive diagnostics and tissue engineering products. This is a unionized position at McGill University.
The successful applicant will work on highly interdisciplinary research projects in computational biology and translational research. The primary duty of this position is to further develop existing agent-based models for vocal fold biomaterial design and tissue reconstruction. Additional training on wet lab skills, advance microscopy and tissue mechanics are available if the applicant is interested in.
Please see http://voice.lab.mcgill.ca/files/20180416%20postdoctoral_researcher_posting_McGill.pdf for more information.
Postdoctoral Fellow opening
Department of Biomechanics
Hospital for Special Surgery
Posted: May 2, 2018
PhD in Biomechanics, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent specialty
Perform translational or applied research, working independently under the mentorship of a senior scientist and an orthopaedic surgeon
Develop skills as an independent principal investigator through training provided by the mentor(s) combined with a host of other resources (conferences, symposia, course work, laboratory meetings, and attendance at national and international scientific meetings)
Participate in the supervision of research engineer(s) assigned to provide technical support to the fellow’s research project(s)
Participate in research training of biomedical engineering undergraduate and graduate students, medical students, and orthopaedic residents and fellows, who become involved in research projects, thus allowing the development of managerial and leadership skills
Participate in teaching biomechanical principles to biomedical engineering undergraduate and graduate students, medical students, and orthopaedic residents and fellows through presentations at meetings and conferences within the Hospital, thus allowing the development of teaching skills
Translate the findings from research projects into intellectual property aimed at providing solutions to improve the care of patients with foot and ankle problems
Interested candidates should send a current CV to Timothy Wright, PhD, Director, Department of Biomechanics (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Postdoc for Computational Biology Research
Posted: April 16, 2018
The Indiana University Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering has two open post-doc positions in computational biology and computational physics research.
The positions will offer opportunities to collaborate on existing and new research projects. Computational areas of interest include finite element and finite volume methods, GPU programming, programming language design, and physically based modeling and simulation. The ideal candidate will have experience developing numerical simulation software, GPU, and parallel programming, or programming language design.
Topics: computational biology, systems biology, agent-based modeling and simulation, biomechanics, fluid dynamics and scientific software development.
Qualifications: biology, chemistry or physics or engineering Ph.D., programming experience (C++, Python, or other high-level programming languages).
For the computational biology postdoc position, please apply online at:
For the computational physics postdoc position, please apply online at:
Robotics faculty position
Posted: Nov 27, 2017
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Florida A&M and Florida State University College of Engineering invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the field of robotics. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: aerial robotics; agricultural robotics; aquatic robotics; haptics; machine learning; manipulation; modular or reconfigurable robotics; multi-robot coordination and planning; robot dynamics, control, and planning; soft robotics. Other areas of robotics will also be considered.
We seek an outstanding scholar who demonstrates, or has potential for: leadership in engineering research; success in educating postgraduate and undergraduate students; ability to secure available research funding; and aptitude in working collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries. The successful candidate will be a tenure track assistant or associate professor depending on the level of experience. Exceptionally experienced candidates may be considered for higher rank positions, including tenure. Appointments will be made at either Florida State University or Florida A&M University, depending on resources and preferences. It is possible that more than one person may be hired. The faculty member will teach mechanical engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and conduct high quality sponsored research. A Ph.D. in engineering or a related field is required.
We expect that the candidate would join our existing Center for Intelligent Systems, Control, and Robotics (CISCOR, http://www.ciscor.org/), but outstanding opportunities exist for collaboration with a number of additional centers of excellence including: the High Performance Materials Institute (HPMI, http://hpmi.research.fsu.edu/), the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP, http://www.fcaap.com/), and the Aerospace, Mechatronics and Energy Center (AME, http://ame.fsu.edu/). The college also has a major strategic initiative in “Helping the Impaired Musculoskeletal System” that is dependent on robotics (http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/research/report/).
Applicants should submit:
- A cover letter
- A full curriculum vitae
- A 2-page research statement
- A 1-page teaching statement
- No more than four selected publications for review
- The names and contact information of four potential references
- An Equal Employment Opportunity Survey for Faculty Applicants
Review of applications will begin mid-November 2017, but applications will be accepted until Dec. 15th or later if the position is unfilled. Any questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Jonathon Clark at email@example.com.
Florida A&M University and Florida State University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers that encourage applications from minorities and women, and comply with the American Disabilities Act. Both are public records agencies pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.
Neuroengineering postdoctoral fellowships
Institute for Neuroengineering
University of Washington
Posted: Nov 10, 2017
We invite applications for the Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Neuroengineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. These fellowships are offered through the UW Institute for Neuroengineering (UWIN), which links advances in biology, computing, devices, data science, and computational neuroscience to solve some of today’s greatest scientific challenges about neural system function. These highly selective fellowships fund research in computational and engineering approaches to neuroscience; joint mentoring between faculty in different disciplines is strongly encouraged.
The fellowships provide two years of funding including a $65,000 annual salary and a $25,000 research stipend.
Applications are due by Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Please see http://uwin.washington.edu/post-docs/ for more information.
Post-doc: Control of a powered knee prosthesis
Neuromechanics and Biomechatronics group
Department of Biomechanical Engineering
University of Twente
Posted: Nov 10, 2017
The Neuromechanics and Biomechatronics group of the Department of Biomechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering Technology and MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine) at the University of Twente, The Netherlands has an opening for a PostDoc researcher within the research area of wearable robotics.
The goal of this research is to develop algorithms, which enable amputees wearing powered knee prostheses to achieve functional mobility. By implementing control algorithms, we aim that amputees can gain more natural, symmetrical, and efficient gait. The work involve human intention detection, sensor data fusion and classification, control algorithms and possibly machine learning and artificial intelligence.
For more information and how to apply visit:
Postdoctoral Researcher in Biomechanics
Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Royal Veterinary College
University of London
Nr. Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Posted: Oct 20, 2017
Inclusive of London Weighting
Closing Date: Monday 20 November 2017
Interview Date: Thursday 07 December 2017
This is a fixed term contract until 30 September 2021.
We are searching for a highly motivated, independent, multidisciplinary Postdoctoral Researcher who will work in the Structure & Motion Lab. You will, in coordination with external collaborators, another postdoc, a technician and an administrative assistant as well as the project’s Principal Investigator, conduct comparative biomechanics research investigating the evolution of locomotion in terrestrial vertebrates (specifically, archosaurs; the lineage including crocodiles, birds, Mesozoic dinosaurs and other groups). The work will heavily involve biomechanical analysis including analysis of experimental data such as 3D imaging using x-ray fluoroscopy ("XROMM"), CT and other scan data of recent and fossil animals, plus computer simulation of locomotor biomechanics.
You will lead in all stages of the research. This includes collection and analysis of cadaveric/existing experimental data and implementing Good Research Practice and Health and Safety practices. Skills in biomechanical analysis involving (essential) dynamic computer simulation of locomotion (e.g. OpenSim), and (desirable) experimental analysis of locomotion (e.g. XROMM; inverse dynamics analysis; Matlab programming) are essential to the project and must be evidenced by peer-reviewed journal publications demonstrating these skills.
We are looking for candidates with a PhD qualification (awarded, not pending examination) and with extremely relevant research experience in biomechanics or a closely related field, who also have experience of conducting world class research.
In return we offer a generous reward package, including free use of our new Sports and Wellbeing Centre.
This "DAWNDINOS" project is funded by the ERC (EU Horizon 2020) and is led by the PI, Prof. John R. Hutchinson, along with other collaborators.
Two Assistant Professor Positions
University of Texas at Austin
Posted: Sep 27, 2017
The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Kinesiology & Health Education is seeking applications from outstanding academic research scientists for two (2) tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the Exercise Science program. The Department is the #2 ranked doctoral program in the country by the National Academy of Kinesiology and is committed to a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We are seeking candidates whose research, teaching, or service prepared them to contribute to this commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Competitive candidates should have a specific interest in one or more of the specialty areas of biomechanics and neuroscience, including, but not limited to, gait mechanisms, neuromuscular control, neurological impairments, rehabilitation, or motor learning/development, with applications across the lifespan from pediatrics/adolescence to older adults.
The ideal candidates will have a research agenda that leverages our core biomechanics/motor control and learning laboratories. Available key equipment includes a Motek gait system, V-Gait 3D instrumented split-belt treadmill and Virtual Reality system, multiple force plates, Delsys EMG, and Vicon motion capture systems. These are complimented by a departmentally-controlled, 2,500 sq. ft. exercise training facility along with core physiology laboratories to support a range of biochemical assays, metabolic rate, body composition (DXA), and other assessments.
There are numerous opportunities for collaboration both within the Department and across the College of Education and the University. The Dell Medical School and the Dell Pediatric Research Institute provide outstanding access to clinical populations across the lifespan. The Exercise Science faculty is highly interactive and maintains multiple strong collaborations with faculty in education, nutrition, biomedical and mechanical engineering, pharmacy, neuroscience, medicine, public health, and psychology. For additional information about the department, see https://education.utexas.edu/departments/kinesiology-health-education.
Applicants are expected to have a demonstrated track record of publications reflecting evidence of an existing line of scholarly research and a record of external funding or strong potential to obtain external funding. Successful candidates will be expected to pursue an active research agenda leading to publications in quality refereed journals and external funding. Postdoctoral training or independent research experience is strongly preferred. A strong commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, as well as outstanding leadership, organizational and communication skills, are essential.
The position is supported by a competitive start-up package, which includes competitive compensation, attractive laboratory space, and access to state-of-the-art core facilities.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Exercise Science or a closely related field.
Review of applications will begin October 21, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please provide all requested materials by October 21.
Applicants should upload the following items to the Interfolio system:
- Cover Letter with contact information
- Full C.V.
- Research Statement that includes research accomplishments and future research direction
- Teaching Statement
- up to 3 representative publications
- a list of 3 references with contact information
Postdoc position in computational modeling
Posted: Sep 9, 2017
We invite applications for 2 computational modelling postdoctoral appointments of minimum two years each (with the possibility of extension) in the Vascular Biology Unit of the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Sweden. The postdocs will perform their research under the supervision of Computational Biologist Dr. Katie Bentley in close collaboration with the experimental labs of Profs. Lena Claesson Welsh, Christer Betsholtz, Elizabetta Dejana and Dr Taija Mäkinen. This is an exceptional opportunity to develop integrated, predictive computer simulations with ongoing experiments at the cutting edge of biological research.
The general area of research is mechanisms of cellular adaptive behaviour during blood vessel formation in developmental and pathological conditions with a particular emphasis on vascular junctional dynamics and permeability. The overall goal is to develop new therapeutic strategies for diseases involving vascular leak and malformations such as cancer, retinopathy and cerebral cavernous malformations.
The major aim is to design and construct new, predictive spatiotemporal computer models to run alongside wetlab experiments to advance our understanding of the complex, multiscale dynamics involved and reveal new biological mechanisms. As such, a pre-requisite is advanced competence in computer programming and experience in developing and working with spatial computer simulations. A PhD in computing, mathematics or a related physical sciences subject is required. Due to the integrated nature of the project with biologists, cross-disciplinary communication skills and an interest to learn and share new ideas and techniques is essential. A passion for creative problem-solving will be highly valued. Experience or interest in specific modelling techniques, including but not limited to one or more of the following, would be a particular advantage: agent-based or lattice modelling methods, biomechanics, flow modelling, dynamical systems, graphics programming, C++, vascular modelling. A background in Biology or Biological modelling would also be an advantage, but not essential; highly computationally proficient applicants from other physical or natural science disciplines are also strongly encouraged to apply and consider how their skills may be applied to this exciting and important area.
The roles come with many opportunities to travel and gain experience working with different high-level collaborators on an international setting, due to the Bentley groups highly integrated approach and dual, transatlantic lab locations in the USA (Boston University) and in Europe (Uppsala University). As such, these postdoc positions are perfectly suited for highly motivated, aspirational individuals who would like the opportunity to work at the forefront of international, interface research and to demonstrate a higher level of independence in their research, as career development opportunities are highly encouraged and prioritized by Dr. Bentley.
Furthermore, the positions come with attractive benefits and salary packages, the opportunity to become part of the strong, dynamic and supportive research community in the Department aswell as gain access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and resources for advanced life sciences as Uppsala University is part of the Swedish consortium, SciLifeLab.se (www.scilifelab.se).
To apply, please send your CV together with the names of three references and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and motivation to join the group to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Software Engineer (Protein Design, Structure Bioinformatics)
Posted: Aug 28, 2017
Due to company growth, we are seeking a highly talented and motivated Software Engineer to join our Structural Biology team in the area of computational structure prediction, protein design, and structural bioinformatics. The successful candidate will collaborate in the research, development, and scientific validation of new modeling and simulation techniques for membrane proteins as well as the commercialization of software workflows with these tools. It is expected that the candidate will work in a team environment using an Agile software development process. These efforts will provide better descriptions of protein stability, specificity, and flexibility to customers -- ultimately leading to an increased understanding of structure-function relationships and an improved ability to enrich protein design experiments with desired traits.
- Masters, PhD, or equivalent in biochemistry, computational biology, computer science, molecular biology, structural biology, or a related discipline
- Expert skills and experience in Java or C++ and related tools
- Strong understanding of object-oriented design and development
- Working experience with the experimental or computational aspects of protein structure, function, and design
- Proficient in tools and algorithms used for computational design and analysis of proteins
- Proven ability to work productively on a team
- Commitment to quality in product and code (e.g. Agile and test-driven development)
- 1 or more years of commercial software development or equivalent industry experience
- Proficiency using Windows, macOS (OS X), and Linux platforms
- Experience developing for the Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP)
- Experience developing software for multiple platforms
- Experience developing software for life scientists
- Leadership in identifying and adopting new technology
- Experience interfacing with computer clusters, preferably cloud-based
- Comfortable with large, complex datasets and machine learning algorithms
To apply, visit our LinkedIn Jobs page: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/cap/view/423466399/?pathWildcard=423466399&trk=mcm
For more information, please contact Dr. Steve Darnell (email@example.com, no calls please).
PostDoc: Musculoskeletal Modeling for Lower Limb Orthotic and Prosthetic Technologies
Posted: Feb 17, 2017
Salary according to TV-L (initially limited to 3 years, with possibility of being extended to 2 more years, full-time)
The post holder will work at the Clinics for Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the University Medical Center Göttingen (http://cuop-umg.de) and will be hired as part of the newly established BMBF INOPRO project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The project is coordinated by OttoBock HealthCare GmbH, world-leading company in orthotic/prosthetic technologies and includes a research consortium of 11 academic and industry partners. For more information please visit this link.
The candidate should hold a master’s degree in biomedical or mechanical engineering or an equivalent degree and a PhD degree or equivalent qualification (at least one year of research experience) in the area of biomechanical modeling with experience in musculoskeletal modeling and simulation and application to wearable assistive technologies including lower limb orthoses and prostheses.
The successful applicant will have accomplished work involving one or more of the following areas: musculoskeletal modeling and simulation, model-based synthesis of bipedal locomotion, identification of muscular/articular impedance, locomotion neuromechanics and energetics, motor learning, and system identification and control.
One of the post holder’s key responsibilities will be the development of computational model-based approaches for the synthesis of human motor skills into advanced orthotic and prosthetic technologies. Candidates must have good programming knowledge including C/C++, Python, and MATLAB programming/scripting packages.
The successful post holder will work towards the following tasks:
- Developing computational frameworks for musculoskeletal modeling and simulation.
- Translating insights from musculoskeletal modeling into biologically inspired control systems for wearable technologies.
Please apply until 10.March.2017 to: Ms Carmen Modrok, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Klinik für Unfallchirurgie, Orthopädie und Plastische Chirurgie, Von-Siebold-Str. 6 37075 Göttingen Tel.: +49 (0)551 / 39-20101 Fax: +49 (0)551 / 39-20110 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information regarding the position please refer to:
- Prof. A. Schilling: email@example.com
- Dr. M. Sartori: firstname.lastname@example.org
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