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Postdoc research fellow position
University of Birmingham, UK
Posted: July 13, 2021

A computational design of lower limb amputee rehabilitation using functional electrical stimulation

The Bio-Medical Engineering Research Group is recruiting for a postdoc to design, assess and optimise a new rehabilitation intervention using functional electrical stimulation (FES) for lower limb amputees based on predictive simulations with detailed neuromusculoskeletal models.

The appointee will 1) develop a neuromusculoskeletal model for individuals with a limb amputation and 2) through the integration of the model in predictive simulation, design a new FES rehabilitation programme to improve amputee gait performance.

The group seeks a highly motivated individual to fill this position, in possession of a PhD or equivalent demonstrating expertise in movement analysis, neuromusculoskeletal modelling (e.g., Opensim) and numerical optimisation (static and/or dynamic optimisation). The successful candidate will show the ability to explore the mechanical function in the human musculoskeletal system through numerical methods and simulation. Experience in the experimental measures of human pathological movement due to ageing, brain or musculoskeletal injuries would also be beneficial.

This position is funded by the UK EPSRC Grant and is available on a fixed term of two years. The successful candidate will work in the Bio-Medical Engineering Research Group at the University of Birmingham. The project team is an interdisciplinary team that consists of product design engineer, rehabilitation consultants and specialised surgeons in amputation and will collaborate with Prof. B.J. Fregly, Rice University.

The estimated start date: January 2022
Duration: Two years
Starting salary: Research assistant /fellow (£32,817 per annual, depending on experience)

Informal approaches can be made via email to Dr Ziyun Ding (z.ding@bham.ac.uk)

Information about the grant could be found at:
https://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/V057138/1

Information about the University of Birmingham and the research group is available at:
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/mechanical-engineering/bio-medical/index.aspx




Postdoctoral vacancies
KU Leuven
Posted: June 20, 2021

Happy Feet - Multi-scale models of the ankle-foot complex
Ref. BAP-2021-492
At KU Leuven, a multidisciplinary ankle-foot biomechanics research group, is active with the aim of understanding ankle-foot dysfunction in orthopedic populations and to optimize orthopedic and rehabilitation approaches.

The research group has a long-standing tradition in quantifying musculoskeletal loading using in vivo 3D motion capture data in combination with medicalimaging based musculoskeletal and finite element models. More recently, 4D CT scanning techniques have being developed in combination with a foot manipulator to measure in vivo bone kinematics. Furthermore, the group developed a unique gait simulator for cadaveric experimentation allowing in vitro experimental measurements of foot bone kinematics and ankle pressure.

Within the research team, a unique opportunity is offered to collaborate with biomechanical engineers, specialists in motion analysis as well as clinicians and industrial partners. The group is a collaboration between Prof Jos Vander Sloten (department mechanical engineering – biomechanics group) and Prof Ilse Jonkers (department of human movement science – human movement biomechanics group). The group also collaborates with The Institute for Orthopaedic Research and Training (IORT), headed by Prof. Lennart Scheys, a multidisciplinary group associated with KU Leuven and the University Hospitals Leuven (department of Orthopaedics) that houses the in vitro simulator. There is a strong connection with the Belgian society of foot-ankle surgeons.

This research is also aligned with the activities of the Horizon2020 project In Silico World - https://insilico.world Project where Bryce Killen is the leading postdoctoral researcher.
https://gbiomed.kuleuven.be/english/research/50000737/groups/HMB

Responsibilities
Today, the research group is looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher to further advance the development and validation of the image-based musculoskeletal and finite element (FE) ankle-foot models.

To this end, historical data from the group’s in vitro simulator and dynamic imaging set-ups can be used as well as the potential to collect new data.

The research group expects you
  • to conduct scientific research activities on the loading in the foot-ankle complex, more specific to
    1. further develop the suite of musculoskeletal models and solidify the personalization workflows available within the team
    2. design and conduct in vitro and in vivo experiments for validation of the musculoskeletal modeling workflow
    3. develop an FE modeling workflow for the foot-ankle complex and
    4. liaise with clinical and industrial partners to further enhance the impact of the modeling work through applied proof-of-concept studies.
  • to assist in further developing this research line and writing of research proposals in this area, also together with clinical partners.
  • to supervise master student projects of biomedical engineering, human movement science and rehabilitation science in this research area.
  • to contribute to teaching elective classes in the biomedical engineering and human movement science program.
  • to provide administrative and technical support of activities within the research group, department or faculty.
Key words: Biomechanics, image-based modeling, foot, medical imaging, finite element, in vitro, validation

Profile
This position is open for interested postdoc candidates with an interest in the use, design, and validation of modeling workflows to elucidate ankle-foot function and to optimize treatment in relevant orthopaedic patients.
  • The postdoc candidate holds a doctoral degree in biomedical/mechanical engineering or movement/biomedical sciences.
  • The candidates should be able to demonstrate expertise in image-based musculoskeletal modelling or finite element modelling.
  • Interest in conducting in vivo and in vitro experimental work is mandatory. Experience in either of these areas – particularly in-vitro will be looked on favourably.

Candidates planning to finish their PhD in summer or fall 2021 are encouraged to apply.

The candidate should be highly interested in working in a multi-disciplinary environment consisting of engineers, physical therapists and medical doctors.

Offer
  • Position is granted for 1 year
  • Type of Position: Scholarship
  • Timing: Applications should be received by August 15th, 2021. Interviews are planned during second half of August, 2021. Start date is negotiable but preferably October 2021.
  • Duration of the Project: The position will be assigned initially for 1 year – as is standard practice. The candidate will be supported to apply for personal funding.

Interested?
For more information please contact Prof. dr. Ilse Jonkers, tel.: +32 16 32 91 05, mail: ilse.jonkers@kuleuven.be or Prof. dr. ir. Jos Vander Sloten, tel.: +32 16 32 70 99, mail: jos.vandersloten@kuleuven.be.

You can apply for this job no later than August 15, 2021 via the online application tool :
http://www.kuleuven.be/eapplyingforjobs/light/60035284

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.




PhD position in Biomedical Engineering: “Machine learning for neuromusculoskeletal modelling”
Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Posted: June 1, 2021

The Machine Learning and Data Analytics Lab (MaD Lab) at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a PhD position in Biomedical Engineering. The research focuses on the investigation of postural control of gait for the characterization of dynamic balance control. It is conducted under the umbrella of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) funded Collaborative Research Centre (Sonderforschungsbereich, SFB) “EmpkinS – Sensor Technology and Data Analytics for Empatho-Kinaesthetic Modelling and Condition Determination” (www.empkins.de).

Background:
EmpkinS will investigate novel sensor and data transmission technology, as well as functional models of the human body and algorithms to enable an unobtrusive, contactless acquisition of movement parameters. These data will allow an assessment of the physiological and behavioral condition of the human body. Special, highly innovative human models create the link between the body’s internal status and the external view using sensor technology. With 19 exciting scientific subprojects, 24 highly interdisciplinary principal investigators, and about 30 newly hired researchers working within the SFB, EmpkinS will provide a research environment that will create visibility globally.
MaDLab is looking for a doctoral candidate (Dr.-Ing.) to work on the SFB subproject “C03 - Postural Control Identification based on Sensomotorics-enhanced Muskuloskelettal Models”. The goal of this subproject is to research machine learning approaches for the modelling of (patho-)physiological postural function of the human body. The doctoral candidate will investigate which parameters can be identified for the components of postural control and how these differ between healthy and pathophysiological motion (e.g., in the context of Parkinson’s disease). These parameters may be found in externally measured movement (sway of the center of mass, gait asymmetry), but also in sensorimotor expanded human control models, which will be developed in parallel by another doctoral candidate. The interdisciplinary project will be conducted in close collaboration with clinical and biomechanical experts.

Work Environment
MaD Lab is part of FAU, which is one of the largest universities in Germany. With its five faculties, FAU offers a scope of subjects ranging from the Humanities to Law and Economics as well as Sciences, Medicine and Engineering. FAU’s mission statement “Knowledge in Motion” reflects the close collaboration between the single disciplines. FAU has been ranked the third year in a row the most innovative University in Germany (Reuters ranking). The MaD Lab researchers focus on machine learning algorithms and ubiquitous computing systems. Detailed information on ongoing projects is available on the MaD Lab website, via the Lab's publications and upon request.
The doctoral studies will be embedded in the SFB’s own graduate school including a structured, interdisciplinary program with other young researchers from engineering, humanities, and medicine.

Requirements:
Candidates for this position should have a master or comparable degree in Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline (e.g., Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering). Knowledge of one or several of the areas signal processing, sensor data fusion, machine learning, biomechanics, and biomedical signals is desired. The ideal candidate shows strong enthusiasm towards research and has excellent teamworking abilities.

Program details and contact for application/questions:
The project start date is July 1 or later. The position (100% TV-L E13) is available for at least 3 years, an extension is possible. Prospective applicants should apply with a cover letter and academic CV. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Contact: Prof. B. Eskofier, Ph.D. (bjoern.eskofier (a t) fau.de)
Website: https://www.mad.tf.fau.de




23 PhD positions
EmpkinS
Posted: June 1, 2021

The CRC 1483 “Empatho-Kinaesthetic Sensory Systems” (EmpkinS) invites applications for 23 PhD positions and 2 Clinician Scientist positions (m/f/d) hosted at FAU and two other participating Universities, for interdisciplinary cutting-edge research in the field of medical technology.

Scientific Background
The DFG funded Collaborative Research Centre – CRC 1483 – “Empatho-Kinaesthetic Sensory Systems” (EmpkinS) will investigate novel sensor and data transmission technology, as well as functional models of the human body and algorithms to enable an unobtrusive, contactless acquisition of movement parameters. Novel innovative human models create the link between the body’s internal status and the external view using sensor technology. With 19 exciting scientific subprojects, 24 interdisciplinary principal investigators, and 30 newly hired researchers working within the CRC, EmpkinS will provide a globally visible research environment.

The Centre is looking for students and young researchers with outstanding degrees in one of the following areas:
  • Computer Science / Electrical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Medical Engineering
  • Medical Engineering Application areas in Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Theology
Please refer to http://empkins.de/open-positions for more details.




Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Human-Robot Interaction during Exoskeletal-Assisted Locomotion
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Posted: May 7, 2021

New Jersey Institute of Technology is seeking a motivated person to join the multidisciplinary team working on quantifying human-robot interaction during exoskeletal-assisted locomotion using controlled motion capture experiments and computational modeling. This position is funded for four years through a federal grant. The ideal candidate will have a strong engineering background, experience with motion capture techniques, developed musculoskeletal models from motion capture data, and passionate about working with robotic exoskeletons to improve mobility and quality of life in persons with neurological disorders. The person will be expected to lead this project, which includes coordinating with external research collaborators, exoskeleton companies, and graduate and undergraduate students. This position includes numerous opportunities for professional growth and development, including teaching, developing new research projects, grant writing, and mentorship from an outstanding team of investigators from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Hospital, the Kessler Foundation, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

The Computational Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Engineering Lab at NJIT conducts a broad range of research projects related to human movement (https://coreresearchlab.com/). NJIT recently completed construction on the Life Sciences Motion Capture Lab, a state-of-the-art facility for hands-on research and learning (https://mocap.njit.edu/). This post-doctoral fellowship is a great opportunity for a driven person to lead this new collaborative lab and build a strong foundation for a career as an independent researcher.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at NJIT is ranked #6 as the best BME program in the nation by Best College Reviews https://www.bestcollegereviews.org/t...l-engineering/. It offers a vibrant engineering community and exciting opportunities for research and education. Interdisciplinary centers and institutes across the campus (http://centers.njit.edu/) provide access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art core facilities and facilitate collaborative research activities. Many universities, research institutes, and industrial facilitates in the vicinity of NJIT enhance collaboration opportunities and research productivity. In addition to research and educational opportunities, NJIT’s proximity to New York City and surrounding natural treasures offers a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities.

Job Requirements:
Required Qualifications
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Experience with motion capture techniques
  • Experience with building musculoskeletal models (OpenSim, AnyBody) from motion capture data
  • Experience with building subject-specific finite element models from medical imaging data
  • Proficiency in programming languages (Matlab, Python, C, C++)
  • Strong research publication record
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with musculoskeletal image processing (CT, MRI, pQCT)
  • Experience working with patient populations (stroke, spinal cord injury)
  • Experience with mechanical design and manufacturing techniques
  • Experience with wearable sensors to augment robotic exoskeletons
Salary: Competitive with benefits

Start data: October 1, 2021 preferred, but is negotiable.

Duration: 2 to 4 years (full time)

How to Apply: Please email your application to Dr. Saikat Pal (pal@njit.edu). Please include the following –
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter describing background and relevant experience for this position
  • Contact information for three references
Review of applications will begin June 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Please refer to:
https://biomch-l.isbweb.org/forum/biomch-l-forums/jobs-and-positions/45027-post-doctoral-fellowship-human-robot-interaction-during-exoskeletal-assisted-locomotion-new-jersey-institute-of-technology-newark-new-jersey-usa


Computational Software Engineer
CFDRC
Posted: May 6, 2021

CFD Research is seeking a talented, versatile, and experienced biomechanics software engineer to support the Biomechanics Group in developing innovative software products for applications in human performance, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. This position will focus on developing and maintaining the computational physic engines, specifically in the context of musculoskeletal simulations. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that is dedicated to translating cutting edge biomechanics tools from the laboratory into real-world applications that have a positive impact on human health.

In this role, the engineer/scientist will work closely with a diverse technical team to support the development of a wide range of software tools, from computationally intensive physics-based simulations to mobile apps for rehabilitation gaming. The development tasks in this role will focus on around developing and implementing algorithms to expand the musculoskeletal simulation platforms such as OpenSim. The position will also support user interface development for the software tools, including some mobile application development. The position will also support development on multiple platforms, including web and desktop applications. Candidate will also develop plugins for 3rd party tools such as OpenSim, ATAK, and Unity.

Some typical activities/tasks expected in this role include:
  • Take ownership of software developed in the Biomechanics Group and help grow a culture that values clean, sustainable code development and implementation of modern best practices.
  • Work with research scientists and engineers to deliver stable and reliable software to both internal and external customers that meet (or exceed) requirements.
  • Assist with generation of clear software documentation, user manuals, and tutorials.
  • Working with the CFD Research graphic design team to realize storyboards, user flows, and process flows for apps and software.
  • Develop a scalable code base so that as technology is accepted by customer, CFD Research is positioned to build upon the offering.
  • Conduct testing, debugging, profiling, and implement CI/CD pipelines for new projects.
  • Communicate work plans, progress, challenges, and risk mitigation strategies effectively.

Across all projects, the person in this developer position will play an integral role in ensuring the developed software products are robust, clean, and compliant with federal regulations. The person in this role will be expected to take ownership for maintaining a codebase that is clean, sustainable and extensible. This role will provide assistance and support to scientific staff on software architecture, maintenance and improvement of existing scientific code, and implementation of best practices to ensure customer needs are met. The engineers/scientists will also support this effort through the collection of requirements, translating them into development tasks, and breaking the task down into achievable milestones.

CFD Research is a vibrant, interdisciplinary organization located in Huntsville, Alabama. CFD Research has a long history of successful research and development projects for government, academic, and commercial clients. The Biomechanics Group is a focus area within the Biomedical and Data Sciences (BIO) Division, which encompasses a wide variety of research ranging from drug discovery and organ-on-a-chip production to whole-body biomechanics and rehabilitation. Huntsville is a rapidly growing city with a thriving technology sector. Located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Huntsville has a flourishing cultural scene, opportunities for outdoor recreation, and is a short drive from major metro areas (Nashville and Atlanta).

For this role, preference will be given to candidates who are willing to work on-site at the Huntsville campus. CFD Research offers competitive compensation packages that can include relocation assistance, flexible work-from-home policy, and continuing education programs.

Requirements:
  • Candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree in a related STEM Discipline (Biomedical, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, or similar) with at least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience developing scientific software or engineering tools is required, with a preference for computational physics engines in the context of musculoskeletal simulations (e.g., OpenSim, Anybody, MSC Adams) experience with Unity or other gaming engines a plus as well
  • Demonstrated experience in an object-oriented language, specifically C++ and/or Java - other languages including Python is a plus
  • Familiarity with version control tools (e.g., Git), CI/CD, and software documentation including an understanding of testing and maintaining code
  • Preferred candidate will have an interest (or experience) in human biomechanics and human movement or health-related applications.
  • Experience integrating data from motion capture systems (Vicon, Xsens) is a plus
  • Experience with UI/UX, including design systems such as Qt or Django is a plus
  • Candidates with product development for healthcare technologies is a plus, specifically exposure to federal regulations (FDA, HIPAA, EMR, FIHR)

Detailed description and application information:
https://cfdrc.applicantpro.com/jobs/1778527.html




Post-Doctoral Position
Case Western Reserve University
Posted: April 21, 2021

A one- to two-year NIH-funded Post-Doctoral Researcher position is available in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio in the areas of neurorehabilitation, biomechanical modeling and control system development to improve or restore motor function to individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI). Work will take place at the Motion Study Laboratory of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center under the direction of Drs. Musa L. Audu and Ronald J. Triolo. Their team conducts federally funded research in areas ranging from basic neural control of movement to development of advanced prosthetic, orthotic and wheelchair propulsion systems including the design and testing of neuroprostheses for seated, standing and walking stability with surface or implanted stimulation systems.

Areas of focus for the post-doctoral trainee will include development, optimization and application of musculoskeletal models for control of seated balance and/or stepping and gait, as well as their laboratory implementation and experimental validation of the models with individuals with SCI. In addition to the biomechanics, motor control, and robotics experts at Case Western Reserve University, additional mentoring opportunities in rehabilitation strategies, clinical testing and human subject research, dynamic simulation and, musculoskeletal modeling, assistive device design and quantitative analysis of user-device interactions are available from experts at two VA Rehabilitation R&D Centers of Excellence (the Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center, and the Cleveland FES Center) located at the Cleveland VA Medical Center. Training will involve interacting with neuroscientists, engineers, neurologists, surgeons and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, as well as research volunteers, students and professional staff.

Candidates with expertise in inertial measurement, state estimation and advanced control, dynamic systems and simulation, quantitative gait and balance analysis, human biomechanics, exoskeletal gait assist devices and motor system neural prostheses are highly encouraged to apply. Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills are required, and experience in human subject research is highly desired. US Citizenship or Permanent Residency strongly preferred.

Please send a personal research statement, full CV, and a list of three references to:
CAREERS@APTCENTER.ORG.

Refer to this announcement and citizenship status in your reply.

CWRU is an equal opportunity employer, supporting workplace diversity.




NIH-funded Postdoc Position
University of Michigan
Posted: April 7, 2021

The Locomotion Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan seeks a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on an NIH-funded project focused on age-related muscle weakness and fatigue, and associated changes in gait patterns and the metabolic cost of walking. This position primarily involves musculoskeletal modeling, computer simulation, optimization, and other numerical techniques. The postdoctoral researcher will work collaboratively with Prof. Brian Umberger, other members of the Locomotion Research Laboratory, and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who are conducting a complementary experimental study. The overall goal of the project is to generate a new framework for understanding the neuromechanical basis for fatigability in older adults, providing a strong foundation for targeted interventions to prevent or reverse the effects of muscle fatigue on mobility.

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in biomechanics, engineering, movement science, kinesiology, or a related discipline.
  • Experience with musculoskeletal modeling and computer simulation of human movement, including relevant computer programming experience.
  • Experience working with and analyzing human biomechanics and physiological data associated with motion capture, force platforms, electromyography, and metabolic measurements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work well in a collaborative team setting.
Desired Qualifications
  • A record of peer-reviewed publications and experience preparing grant proposals.
  • Experience managing large, complex projects.
  • Experience mentoring junior scholars (e.g., undergraduate students, new graduate students) in a research environment.
  • Experience with and interest in outreach and diversity activities.
See full details and submit applications via the University of Michigan careers website:
https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/195946/postdoctoral_research_fellow

Please direct questions about the position to:

Dr. Brian Umberger
Professor of Movement Science
School of Kinesiology
University of Michigan
email: umberger@umich.edu
https://locomotion.kines.umich.edu




PhD Student and Post-doctoral Researcher Positions
Rice Computational Neuromechanics Lab
Rice University
Posted: March 18, 2021

The Rice Computational Neuromechanics Lab directed by Dr. B.J. Fregly is looking for two PhD students and one post-doctoral researcher to work on a new five-year project.

The project will develop innovative software technology that allows engineers working in collaboration with clinicians to design effective personalized surgical and neurorehabilitation interventions for movement impairments. Such impairments often result from clinical conditions such as stroke, osteoarthritis, spinal cord injury, and even cancer. The proposed software will create a virtual representation of the patient’s neuromusculoskeletal system and then apply virtual treatments to the virtual patient to identify the treatment design that will maximize post-treatment movement function. To enable fast and easy construction of patient models and optimization of patient functional outcomes, the software technology will be developed in Matlab and incorporated into the Stanford OpenSim musculoskeletal modeling software.

Qualifications for PhD student applicants include the following:
  • Completion of a B.S. or M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering by the end of spring or summer (Biomedical Engineering students who have completed foundational mechanical engineering courses in statics and dynamics are also welcome to apply).
  • A strong interest in computer modeling and simulation of the human neuromusculoskeletal system.
  • Grade point average above 3.5 for most recent degree.
  • Programming experience in Matlab along with strong enjoyment of programming.
  • Ideally some research or coursework experience with the OpenSim musculoskeletal modeling software.
  • A strong desire to pursue graduate computational research involving computational modeling, numerical optimization, and computer programming (as opposed to a strong design to pursue hands-on research).

Qualifications for post-doctoral researcher applicants include the following:
  • Completion of a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering by the end of spring or summer.
  • A strong desire to transform the field of neuromusculoskeletal modeling by helping it become clinically useful.
  • Grade point average above 3.5 for Ph.D. degree.
  • Significant programming experience in Matlab along with strong enjoyment of programming.
  • Significant research experience with the OpenSim musculoskeletal modeling software.
  • A strong desire to pursue post-doctoral computational research involving computational modeling, numerical optimization, and computer programming.

Interested individuals who possess these qualifications are encouraged to e-mail a resume and a brief statement explaining their interest to B.J. Fregly at fregly@rice.edu. The search will continue until all available positions are filled.




Postdoctoral Fellows in digital human modeling
Stanford University
Posted: January 25, 2021

A team of faculty at Stanford University, including Professors Scott Delp, Garry Gold, Karen Liu, Akshay Chaudhari, Ellen Kuhl, Oussama Khatib, Fei Fei Li, and Serena Yeung is accepting applications for several Postdoctoral Fellows in digital human modeling. Individuals with backgrounds in biomechanics, neuroscience, biomedical imaging, biomedical informatics, robotics, and computer science are all welcome to apply.

Our team is developing and applying biomechanics, robotics, biomedical imaging, and machine learning to study how humans move to achieve athletic performance, recover from injuries, and improve health and wellbeing. For example, we develop OpenSim (opensim.stanford.edu), a freely available, user extensible software system that is used by researchers around the world to develop models of musculoskeletal structures and create dynamic simulations of movement. Our team is supported by a major new interdisciplinary initiative to study human athletic performance and health, the Mobilize Center (mobilize.stanford.edu), the Restore Center (restore.stanford.edu), Stanford’s HAI project (hai.stanford.edu), and other funding sources.

We are searching for outstanding individuals to join our team and develop new methods to simulate and analyze human movement. Our interdisciplinary approach will leverage novel data sources, such as real-world wearable sensors and video, advanced biomedical imaging, multi-scale modeling, and state-of-the-art models of neural control. Fellows will be co-advised by two or more members of the faculty team. Funding is available to support fellows for two or more years. Fellows will have the opportunity to build an interdisciplinary scientific network, participate in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and present their work at international scientific meetings.

Stanford University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. We encourage applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching mission.

Candidates must have:
  • A PhD in engineering, computer science, neuroscience, or related fields
  • Strong research skills
  • Experience in development of computational methods
Experience in one or more of the following areas is also desirable; experience in all of these areas is not required: biomechanics, exercise physiology, neural control of movement, multi-scale modeling, wearable sensors, musculoskeletal modeling/OpenSim, biomedical imaging, computer vision, reinforcement learning, machine learning, computer animation, physics-based simulation, robotics and controls.

Interested applicants should:
(1) Send a letter indicating their interest and experience, a CV, and copies of two representative publications via e-mail to opensim@stanford.edu. Please also include in your letter the names of 1 to 3 faculty you are interested in working with at Stanford.
(2) Complete the short online form.
(3) Arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to opensim@stanford.edu within two weeks of submitting (1) and (2).

We encourage applicants to also send links to software or simulations that they have developed. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.




PostDoc Position - Human Motion / Machine Learning
Mechatronics and Robotics Research Lab
University of Massachusetts
Posted: December 21, 2020

A Postdoc position is available in the Mechatronics and Robotics Research Lab at the University of Massachusetts. The position is in support of robot teleoperation research and the candidate should have a strong background in machine learning with applications in robotics and/or human motion. The post is for 12 months with the possibility of extension.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are a PhD in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, biomedical engineering, kinesiology, or computer science with experience in machine learning. The candidate should have experience in one or more of the following areas: robotics, human biomechanics, analysis of biosignals (such as surface electromyography).

Interested candidates should submit the following application materials for priority consideration by December 31, 2020.

To apply, please visit the following website:
https://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/506772/post-doctoral-research-associate-sup-lab-mie

The Mechatronics and Robotics Research Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is directed by Professor Frank Sup. The focus is on the advancement of physical human-machine interaction. The core of the lab’s research is on human-centered mechatronic design in the development of rehabilitative technologies. The research topics span from wearable robotics such as intelligent prosthetics and exoskeletons, to advanced control structures and methodologies.

For questions, please email: sup@umass.edu




Post doc position with OpenSim expertise
The Institute for Engineering in Medicine
UC San Diego
Posted: December 2, 2020

DESCRIPTION
The Institute for Engineering in Medicine at UC San Diego is recruiting for one or more post-doctoral scholars or project scientists with expertise in computational biomechanics and mechanobiology to develop integrative multi-scale models of tissues. The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team with expertise in experimental and computational biomechanics and mechanobiology, systems biology, tissue engineering and physiology. Strong communication and organizational skills, expertise in software development and numerical methods, and familiarity with major Open-Source software tools in the field such as OpenSim and FEBio are preferred.

Candidates must have obtained a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in bioengineering, mechanical engineering and/or a related field.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales.

The Office of Research Affairs at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the academic, staff, and student body.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Contact
For more information on applying, please email:
Andrew D. McCulloch, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine
Director, UCSD Institute for Engineering in Medicine
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman DriveLa Jolla, CA 92093-0412
Tel. 858-534-2547 Email: amcculloch@ucsd.edu
IEM. 858-534-6265 Email: jhouston@ucsd.edu
Lab. 858-822-1253 Email: cmrg_admin@bioeng.ucsd.edu




Post-Doctoral Biomechanical Modeling Fellowship
VA Puget Sound, Seattle, WA
Posted: November 13, 2020

Position Description
The Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE) is offering an ORISE learning opportunity that will focus on OpenSim musculoskeletal modeling software and the expansion of musculoskeletal models that will improve the clinical care of patients with lower limb musculoskeletal trauma. As an ORISE participant, the project and activities in which you will engage are to support the rehabilitation of individuals with extremity trauma. During your appointment, you will participate in hands-on experimental testing, as well as numerical simulations incorporating exoskeletal devices into the framework. Under the guidance of a mentor, you will take part in data collection and analysis to knowledge product generation in a short period of time. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to grant submissions to add to knowledge of pursuing funding and becoming an independent researcher while learning and networking with post-doctoral fellows, both locally at the Center for Limb Loss and MoBility (CLiMB) at the VA Puget Sound and nationally across the EACE.

Other specific learning objectives will include:

  1. Expanding existing models of the lower limb and ankle bracing systems into OpenSim’s Moco framework.
  2. Developing subject-specific models using human subject data on individuals with lower limb musculoskeletal injury.
  3. Evaluating different bracing and rehabilitation conditions.
For more information about EACE, please visit (https://www.health.mil/About-MHS/OASDHA/HSPO/EACE)

Appointment Length
This appointment is an eleven month research appointment, with the possibility to be renewed for additional research periods. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.

Participant Benefits
Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by EACE. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:

  • Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Training and Travel Allowance
Nature of Appointment
The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will be about to complete, or have completed, a Ph.D. in an area related to the biomechanics or neuromechanics of human movement. Research experience and strong technical skills in human motion analysis and musculoskeletal modeling are highly desirable. Proficiency in OpenSim and Matlab are required. The candidate must demonstrate excellent organizational, time management, and communication (oral and written) skills, as well as intellectual independence and initiative. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team is essential.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 2 years or currently pursuing.
  • Overall GPA: 3.40
Applications can be submitted via https://zintellect.com/Opportunity/D...EACE-2020-0012

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Russell Esposito (elizabeth.m.russell34.civ@mail.mil) or Dr. Ross Miller (rosshm@umd.edu)




Quality Assurance and Development Position for Open-Science Biomedical Simulation Website
Stanford University
Posted: October 30, 2020

The SimTK web platform is the “go-to” site for researchers who are developing and disseminating biosimulation software, models, and data for others to reuse. Run by Professor Scott Delp’s lab at Stanford University, the site has over 97,000 members. Our team is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual to assist us in testing the site across Web, iOS, and Android platforms. You will be a key player in enhancing this valuable platform to accelerate and increase the reproducibility of research within the biomedical simulation community.

You will have the opportunity to work with and learn from an experienced web developer with over 30 years of professional software development experience in industry and academia. Depending on experience and interest, there may also be opportunities to develop new features for the site. This is a one-year commitment requiring approximately 4 hours per week on average.

Our lab actively promotes inclusivity and encourages all applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Responsibilities

  • Test website updates across various platforms to ensure functionality
  • Collaborate with other team members to develop test plans and cases
  • Collaborate with other team members to help reproduce and resolve issues
  • Document test processes
  • Document new issues and suggest improvements on features and processes
  • Proactively identify new processes, team improvements, and inefficiencies

Qualifications

  • Passion for product quality and a positive user experience
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Comfortable navigating the Web through different browsers and mobile platforms

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in quality testing. This could be for class projects, science fair experiments, software, etc.
  • Experience or interest in learning about computer programming, particularly with JavaScript, CSS, PHP, Python, and Perl

To apply, send your resume to jobs@simtk.org.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law.




Tenure Track Faculty Position, Biomedical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Posted: October 22, 2020

The Biomedical Engineering Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor beginning the 21-22 academic year.

Research expertise should fit and benefit from NJIT's collaborative research activities within the department, the Centers of Research at NJIT and neighboring institutes including the Center for Rehabilitation Robotics: centers.njit.edu/rehabilitation and the Center for Injury Biomechanics, Materials and Medicine (centers.njit.edu/cibm3). Specialties of interest include biorobotic design and fabrication, neural engineering, neuro-rehabilitation engineering, nervous system injury and orthopedic injury, sensors and control systems, computational and experimental biomechanics, biomaterials and tissue engineering.

Biomedical Engineering at NJIT is ranked #6 as the best BME program in the nation by Best College Reviews. It offers a vibrant engineering community environment and exciting opportunities for research and education. Interdisciplinary centers and institutes across the campus (http://centers.njit.edu/) provide access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art core facilities and facilitate collaborative research activities. Our department has just established a new state-of-the-art core facility for conducting a broad range of movement experiments is the ~1,900 ft2 collaborative Motion Capture Lab, including 16 Vicon cameras, a Bertec instrumented treadmill, a 16-channel electromyography system, 13 ft ceiling, and a 45 ft gantry system. Universities, research institutes and industrial facilitates in the vicinity of NJIT further increase collaboration opportunities and access to experimental equipment.

Applications should be submitted online at:
https://njit.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=2543

A cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and names of at least three references should be included in the application package. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Bryan Pfister, PhD, Chair, Biomedical Engineering Department, pfister@njit.edu.

An EEO employer, NJIT offers a welcoming and supportive community of students and colleagues and encourages applications from diverse individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. Diversity is a core value of NJIT and NJIT is committed to make diversity, equity and inclusion, part of everything NJIT does. NJIT celebrates the diversity of the university community and recognize the cultural and personal differences. NJIT strives to cultivate an inclusive campus culture that promotes excellence among the faculty, staff and students. Building a robust and diverse community is critical to NJIT’s continuing status as a premier institution of higher education and a leading polytechnic university.




Fully funded PhD position
University of Wyoming
Posted: February 12, 2020

Prof. Domen Novak of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wyoming is searching for a motivated PhD candidate for a fully funded position.

Prof. Novak’s research focuses on multiple aspects of human-machine interaction and rehabilitation engineering. Current projects include a trunk exoskeleton to support and relieve the spine, automated mental state assessment from physiological recordings, virtual environments for upper limb rehabilitation, wearable sensors for real-time motion assessment, and collaborative haptic robotics for motor learning. Further details about some of these projects are available on his group’s research webpage:
http://www.uwyo.edu/electrical/research/novak.html

The PhD candidate will be encouraged to either join one of the above projects or begin work on a new related project to be determined in consultation with Prof. Novak. They will work together with an interdisciplinary team of experts at the University of Wyoming, including faculty in biomechanics, computer science, and applied psychology.

For this position, an active and self-motivated person is looked for with ideally a master’s degree in electrical engineering or a closely related field (mechanical engineering, computer science). Applicants with bachelor’s degrees will also be considered, but will need to start directly on the PhD track. Experience in signal processing, machine learning, virtual reality, haptics or wearable technologies is preferred but not required.

The current position will be funded by a capacity-building NIH grant and is available starting September 2020. Funding will cover tuition and health insurance plus a monthly stipend (including summers). Interested applicants should contact Dr. Novak directly at dnovak1@uwyo.edu with a copy of their CV/resume as well as any relevant publications.




Postdoctoral position
Biorobotics Laboratory
University of California, Irvine
Posted: January 29, 2020

The Biorobotics Laboratory at the University of California at Irvine is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual for a post-doctoral research position. The Biorobotics Laboratory provides a rich training environment for individuals interested in the interplay of rehabilitation robotics and wearable sensing with computational motor control. The post-doctoral fellow will help provide project leadership and mentorship in the laboratory and will be able to customize their activities, selecting from several new and ongoing projects, and designing new projects in line with the mission of the laboratory.

Candidate projects include modelling and identification of optimal movement training algorithms based on Big Data generated with commercial stroke rehabilitation technology; design and clinical evaluation of devices and algorithms for retraining finger and ankle somatosensation after stroke; design and evaluation of robot-assisted hand training in non-human primate and rodent models of spinal cord injury receiving stem cell therapies; development of wearable sensing for rehabilitation after neurologic injury and disease; and development of novel wheelchair mechanisms for propulsion by individuals with hemiparesis. In addition, there will be a possibility for the fellow to assist in journal editorial activities and/or to participate in technology transfer activities.

Desired qualifications include experience in robotics, neurorehabilitation, and motor control; established publication record; ability to work closely with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, neuroscientists, rehabilitation therapists, neurologists, and end-users; enthusiasm for taking an active role in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students; experience with CAD, rapid prototyping, and programming (Matlab, Python, and microcontroller programming); experience with EEG; interest in technology transfer.

UCI is in the heart of Orange County, one of the most vibrant medical device ecosystems in the US, 15 minutes from beautiful beaches, and 90 minutes from skiing. Money magazine ranked UCI the #1 best college in the nation. UCI is ranked 9th best public university in the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Colleges" survey. The New York Times named UCI No. 1 among U.S. universities "doing the most for the American dream". Forbes recognizes UCI as one of America's Best Employers.

The minimum commitment for this position is for two years, with a preference for a three-year commitment. If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and the names of two references to Dr. David Reinkensmeyer dreinken@uci.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the laboratory, please see https://faculty.sites.uci.edu/bioroboticslab/




Two faculty positions
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Cleveland State University
Posted: January 29, 2020

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University is searching for two faculty members at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level, starting August 17, 2020. Candidates are expected to develop a research program within the existing Center for Human-Machine Systems and teach courses in the undergraduate and graduate curricula of the department. All candidates must hold both an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline with degree conferred on or before July 1, 2020. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in solid mechanics, manufacturing, mechatronics, with their research applications in biomechanics or human-machine systems. Successful candidates will possess excellent communication skills, potential for industry collaboration, and for federal research funding. Ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

Successful candidates will demonstrate potential for teaching excellence and the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity in their research area. Further, Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Successful candidate will be able to make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including names of at least three professional references), teaching statement, research statement, and diversity statement (in “other document”) through the Human Resources website. You will be asked to identify and provide email addresses for three referees who will be asked to upload letters of recommendation.

Applications received by February 28, 2020 will be given full consideration. Applications received after this date will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and competitive with market rates. Questions should be directed to search committee chair Dr. Antonie van den Bogert (a.vandenbogert@csuohio.edu).

Cleveland State University is a state-assisted metropolitan university in the city of Cleveland with approximately 17,000 students. The university is well-known for its interdisciplinary programs, enjoying partnerships with several industrial corporations and the NASA Glenn Research Center. The Mechanical Engineering Department provides a rigorous education in the principles of mechanical engineering, supplemented by practical experience and communication skills to transform students into well-rounded and competent, ready to go engineers. The department offers doctoral, master’s and an ABET-accredited bachelor’s degree, with currently 450 undergraduate students and 75 graduate students. Current areas of research are additive manufacturing, wind energy, turbomachinery, robotics, and biomechanics. Additional information about the department is available. It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a PhD) by July 1, 2020 and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check. Hiring is contingent on maintaining existing levels of funding from the state of Ohio.

The successful candidate is required to submit an official transcript before their contract can be prepared.




Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Posted: November 27, 2019

The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is seeking highly motivated research fellows intending to pursue a career in rehabilitation research. Positions are available to trainees who have received doctoral degrees and wish to pursue clinical, translational, and/or basic science research in rehabilitation medicine. Strong candidates will have either publications or publishable theses. Physician candidates should at the minimum have some experience with research. The fellows will join a collaborative group of scientists who pursue research across a range of rehabilitation medicine disciplines: Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Musculoskeletal Injury, and Chronic Pain. These Harvard Medical School post-doctoral appointments will offer mentoring and educational commitments to foster continued development for the trainee to pursue research in these areas. Mentors can be chosen from among the core research faculty. Positions are made on an annual basis with reappointment for a second-year contingent upon sufficient progress in the first year. A minimum 2-year commitment is preferred. Amount of award is dependent on the applicant’s experience and follows NIH guidelines for stipend levels, $1,000 in travel funds and affiliated health insurance, tuition and fees.

Contact: Spaulding Research Institute at SpauldingResearchInstitute@partners.org




Postdoc opening: neuro-mechanical modelling for robotic exosuits in factory settings
University of Twente
Posted: November 15, 2019

The Neuro-Mechanical Modeling and Engineering Lab at the University of Twente is seeking for an outstanding post-doctoral fellow to work within the newly funded EU project SOPHIA.

The opening is about developing neuro-mechanical models for robotic exosuit control and injury prevention in factory workers.

An ambitious position is offered with a generous allowance as well as extraordinary research facilities and working environment. Please, apply via the link below no later than December 8th, 2019.

http://bit.ly/model-based-exosuit

The project SOPHIA encompasses a large international consortium of academic and industrial partners. It will realize adaptable and safe human-robot collaborative environments. Through well-tested sensing methods, modeling, and control algorithms, SOPHIA will see humans and robots working together in factory production settings. In this way, SOPHIA will remove the separation between man and machine to improve factory output.

The University of Twente. Stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. Have a strong focus on personal development and researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking science.




Biomechanics and Mathematical Modeling Research Scientist Positions
Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Posted: November 15, 2019

HJF has multiple openings for biomechanics and mathematical modeling researchers. International candidates are encouraged to apply.

Research Scientist – Mathematical Modeling (International Candidates Encouraged to Apply)
HJF is seeking a Research Scientist - Mathematical Modeling Scientist to support the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command's Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute (BHSAI) [www.BHSAI.org] in Frederick, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to the BHSAI. BHSAI performs mathematical modeling research to help develop biomedical solutions for our Soldiers.

Research Scientist – Finite Element Analysis/Computational Brain Biomechanics (International Candidates Encouraged to Apply)
HJF is seeking a Research Scientist - Finite Element Analysis/Computational Brain Biomechanics to support the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command's Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute (BHSAI) [www.BHSAI.org] in Frederick, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to the BHSAI.

Research Scientist – Finite Element Analysis/Computational Bone Biomechanics (International Candidates Encouraged to Apply)
HJF is seeking a Research Scientist - Finite Element Analysis/Computational Bone Biomechanics to support the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command's Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute (BHSAI) [www.BHSAI.org] in Frederick, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to the BHSAI.




C++ Software Developer: Computational Modeling and Simulation
Kitware
Carrboro, NC
Posted: October 9, 2019

Kitware is developing open source computational tools and applications for modeling and simulation of open and minimally invasive surgical procedures during cardiovascular interventions, neurosurgery, nasal surgery, orthognathic surgery and orthopedic surgery. If hired, the R&D engineer will be working on open source computational simulation toolkits that Kitware maintains including iMSTK, Pulse, CMB and VTK and developing applications using these toolkits. The tasks involve implementing new computational geometry and physics-based simulations algorithms, improving the real-time performance of existing modules, helping with the execution of commercial and research projects and providing customer support.

Minimum Qualifications
  • B.S or M.S in Computer science or a related field with emphasis on computational modeling, simulation and rendering
  • Strong C++ programming experience
  • 3D computational geometry and mesh generation algorithm design and software development experience
  • Working knowledge of advanced data structures, algorithms design and parallel computing (CUDA/OpenMP/TBB)
  • Strong computer graphics and rendering experience
  • Working knowledge of computational linear algebra concepts (vector, matrix math, numerical solvers) and numerical methods such as finite elements or finite difference.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with game engine technologies (Unity/Unreal/PhysX)
  • Experience with open source computational geometry libraries such as CGAL, PCL or VTK.
  • Experience in simulation workflow i.e tuning simulations by varying their discretization, constitutive equations, and solver parameters to obtain convergence with minimal computational effort is strongly desirable.
  • Experience programming a simulation software and participation in software development workflows
  • Knowledge of particle-based techniques such as smoothed particle hydrodynamics and position-based dynamics
  • Prior experience in related technologies such as virtual/augmented reality, haptics, parallel computing and advanced haptics
https://hire.withgoogle.com/public/jobs/kitwarecom/view/P_AAAAAADAAEiFeUEd-oPD8i




Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Biomechanics
Department of Kinesiology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Posted: October 7, 2019

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst announces a new tenure-track faculty position in the area of Biomechanics.

An individual with a PhD or equivalent degree in kinesiology or a closely related field with an outstanding research program in the area of biomechanics is sought. Investigators who study biomechanical aspects of movement including but not limited to those with interests in computer simulation and musculoskeletal modeling, musculotendon dynamics, and advanced imaging of tissue mechanics are especially encouraged to apply, but all areas of biomechanics research will be considered.

BACKGROUND: The Department of Kinesiology has a long history of supporting outstanding biomechanics research and graduate training. Leveraging a highly collaborative atmosphere, the Department is now home to five shared biomechanics labs including the Memorial Hospital Gait Lab located at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Motion Core within the new Institute for Applied Life Sciences. The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (http://www.umass.edu/ials/), home to the state-of-the art Center for Human Health and Performance, is a resource-rich institute that has core facilities that focus on human testing, including the: Human Magnetic Resonance Center, Human Motion Core, and Exercise Intervention & Outcomes Core, Room Calorimetry Core capable of measuring energy expenditure over 24-48 hours and Living Science Core for quantifying home-based daily activity in a natural setting (https://www.umass.edu/ials/ch2p). Kinesiology faculty are leaders in this new enterprise.

For the full announcement and to submit your application materials, go to:
http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/502030/assistant-professor-biomechanics
For more information about this position, please contact Katherine Boyer, PhD, kboyer@kin.umass.edu; @UMass_MOBL Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst.




Tenure-Track Faculty Positions (2) Assistant/Associate Professor in Movement Neuroscience
Department of Kinesiology
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Posted: October 7, 2019

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst announces two tenure-track faculty positions in the area of Movement Neuroscience.

Individuals with a PhD or equivalent degree in kinesiology or a closely related field with an outstanding research program in the area of movement neuroscience are sought. Areas of interest for scientific inquiry for these two positions include but are not limited to the relation between physical activity or exercise and brain cognitive function, neuromuscular control of posture and locomotion, and sensorimotor integration with application to aging, injury and disease.

BACKGROUND: The Department of Kinesiology has a long history of supporting outstanding movement science research and graduate training. Leveraging a highly collaborative atmosphere, the Department is now home to five shared biomechanics and movement science labs including the Locomotion Neuromechanics lab located in the Totman Building and the Motion Core within the new Institute for Applied Life Sciences. (IALS) on the UMass Amherst campus. This Institute (http://www.umass.edu/ials/), home to the state-of-the art Center for Human Health and Performance, is a resource-rich institute that has core facilities that focus on human testing, including the: Human Magnetic Resonance Center, Human Motion Core, and Exercise Intervention & Outcomes Core, Room Calorimetry Core capable of measuring energy expenditure over 24-48 hours and Living Science Core for quantifying home-based daily activity in a natural setting (https://www.umass.edu/ials/ch2p). Kinesiology faculty are leaders in this new enterprise.

For the full announcement and to submit your application materials, go to:
http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/502033/assistantassociate-professor-movementneuroscience
For more information about this position, please contact Richard van Emmerik, PhD, rvanemmerik@kin.umass.edu, Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst.




Computational biomechanist/software scientist
Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Technische Universiteit Delft
Posted: October 3, 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION
Movement is essential to human and animal life. Diagnosing and treating movement disorders involves expertise from diverse disciplines: rehabilitation & physical medicine, orthopedics, neurology, biomechanics and mechanical engineering. Over the last two decades, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal models have steadily improved patient diagnostics and treatment planning. The department of Biomechanical Engineering at TU Delft is pursuing computational modeling to increase their fundamental understanding of human movement and to assist clinical decision-making by:
  • developing algorithms that extract clinically relevant variables of human performance from motion-capture and wearable sensors
  • constructing musculoskeletal models whose sensitivity to model parameters is well characterized
  • implementing neuromuscular control, actuation and feedback structures that capture healthy and impaired neural control
  • deploying software tools that are fast and easy to use by a worldwide community of movement scientists.

To meet these challenges a passionate computational biomechanist/software scientist is sought to implement high performance models and algorithms by working closely with faculty and student researchers in Biomechanical Engineering at TU Delft. As a staff member you will be responsible for developing open source software as the primary vehicle for disseminating powerful new tools to a community of researchers and clinicians.

The ideal candidate will use this opportunity to make a massive contribution to Computational Biomechanics and Movement Science by developing one or more of the following:
  • real-time neuromusculoskeletal simulation based on profiling and selective algorithm and memory management optimizations
  • fast and accurate muscle/cable wrapping over arbitrary meshed volumes
  • enhanced collision and contact handling for musculoskeletal models including nonuniform and non-flat surfaces
  • accelerated and high throughput geometry calculations/transformations on the GPU
  • a library of neurophysiological components for embedding spinal/neural structures in human and animal controllers (in OpenSim)
  • enhanced modeling and optimization tools to compute the optimal model parameters with user composable cost functions.

REQUIREMENTS
You must have:
  • a strong desire to know how software and algorithms work and bring a passion for clean, robust, fast and efficient code
  • a PhD in computer science, software engineering or a related field or equivalent (7+ yrs) experience in scientific computing
  • accessible code repositories that demonstrate your designs and implementations of computational tools used by fellow scientists and researchers
  • proficiency in object-oriented programming (ideally in C++) with a strong reliance on and use of design patterns
  • expertise in automated build system management (e.g. CMake), leveraging collaborative revision-controlled repositories (GitHub, GitLab, etc…) and use of continuous integration/ test facilities
  • extensive (re)use of (and contributions to) open source APIs: R, TensorFlow, OpenSim, Simbody, FEBio, ...

Nice to have experience with:
  • wearable sensors, sensor fusion and related algorithms and APIs
  • existing modeling software and physics-based simulator APIs
  • (multibody) dynamics engines: Simbody, ODE, DART, …
  • spatial transformations, analytical geometry, optimization methods
  • continuum mechanics, finite elements and contact modeling
  • model based sensor fusion algorithms for (realtime) biofeedback.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Fixed-term contract: Temporary.

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

EMPLOYER
Technische Universiteit Delft
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

DEPARTMENT
Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
The Department of Biomechanical Engineering at the Faculty of 3mE (Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering) was established 50 years ago. Its research program comprises Mechanical Engineering techniques, such as modeling and design, to analyze the interaction between biological and technical systems. This includes Medical Instruments & Bio-inspired Technology; Biomaterials & Tissue Biomechanics; and Biomechatronics & Human-Machine Control (see https://www.tudelft.nl/en/3me/departments/biomechanical-engineering/).

The department is also strongly involved in the educational programs of 3mE, including master programs on Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanical Design (a track of the Mechanical Engineering program), and Technical Medicine.   

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For information about this vacancy, you can contact Dr Ajay Seth, Assistant Professor, email: A.Seth@tudelft.nl. For information about the selection procedure, please contact Nathalie van Benthem, HR advisor, email: application-3mE@tudelft.nl




Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Data Science & Precision Medicine
UCSF
Posted: September 23, 2019

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow interested in developing dynamic models of back pain.

The Department is searching for a postdoctoral scholar to assist in the ongoing research in the development of quantitative tools to assess human function in the clinic and in the real world, particularly in individuals with low back pain. The role of the scholar will be to develop and validate musculoskeletal models to relate observed changes in motion and muscle activation to other clinical assessments such as imaging and patient reported outcomes. This research will extend into the development of new assessment technologies and methods. You will work directly with an enthusiastic and interdisciplinary team of biomechanists with expertise in orthopaedic biomechanics and muscle function (Dr. Jeannie Bailey, Ph.D.) and sensor driven biomechanics and robotics (Dr. Robert Matthew, PhD, M.Eng.).

Candidates must have a PhD and demonstrated expertise in the field of Biomechanical Engineering and/or related field. The applicant will be expected to conduct investigative human subject research involving the development and advancement of wearable sensors, quantitative clinical assessment systems, and musculoskeletal modelling. The successful candidate will benefit from a dynamic learning and research environment that includes access to extensive clinical and basic science resources at UCSF. Numerous opportunities for academic enrichment and collaboration exist within the Clinical & Translational Science Institute, Quantitative Biosciences Institute, the Bakar Computational Health Science Institute, the NSF/industry-funded Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovation, the Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine, and the Precision Medicine in Rheumatology Center.

Requirements
  • Ph.D. in biomechanics/mechanical engineering or related field
  • Background in musculoskeletal modelling
  • Familiarity with motion capture, force sensing, and surface electromyography
  • Strong problem-solving skills, creative thinking, and ability to build new software tools
  • Good communication skills in written and verbal English
  • Documented experience analyzing human motion data in MATLAB
  • Successful publication record
How to Apply
Please send your CV, a brief statement of your research interests, and contact information for three references in one PDF document to:

Jeannie F Bailey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
Email: jeannie.bailey@ucsf.edu

Useful links
UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to their commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.




PhD/Postdoc openings in computer modeling for neuro-modulative robotic technologies
Neuro-Mechanical Modeling and Engineering Lab
University of Twente
Posted: September 3, 2019

The Neuro-Mechanical Modeling and Engineering Lab at the University of Twente is seeking for an outstanding PhD candidate and post-doctoral fellow to work within the newly funded EU ERC project INTERACT (http://bit.ly/NMLab). The openings focus on developing data-driven models of the human neuromuscular system for real-time closed-loop neuro robotic technologies.

High-reaching positions with a generous allowance is offered as well as extraordinary research facilities and working environment. Please, apply via the links below no later than September 29th, 2019:

PhD opening: http://bit.ly/ERC_PhD
PostDoc opening: http://bit.ly/ERCPostDoc

The ERC project INTERACT: The aim is to develop a new class of data-driven numerical models that can capture an individual's neuromuscular anatomy as well as how it changes over time. These models will be used to establish new closed-loop control methods for robotic exoskeletons and spinal cord stimulators.

The University of Twente stand for life sciences and technology, high tech and human touch, education and research that matter, new technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society, have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.




Biomechanical modeling and simulation job opportunity
Kitware
Posted: September 3, 2019

Kitware is seeking to hire R&D engineers with strong software engineering experience to work on biomechanical modelling and simulation software framework development projects at the Chapel Hill office (including the new project aeva, a collaborative project with Ahmet Erdemir at Cleveland).

https://hire.withgoogle.com/public/jobs/kitwarecom/view/P_AAAAAADAAEiB_RQe-9Vy8D




Sr. Software Management Specialist
LifeModeler Biomechanics group
Smith and Nephew
Posted: August 27, 2019

Wherever you are in Smith & Nephew, and in whatever role, you are part of a company at the leading edge of healthcare, which is one of the most rewarding things about working for Smith & Nephew - the chance to make a tangible difference to people's lives. The LifeModeler Biomechanics group offers a 30 year legacy in leading the industry in biomechanics simulation for the betterment of surgical intervention and the totality of the patient experience. After inspiring a paradigm shift from physical testing of orthopedic joint replacements and treatment to and expedited human-centered virtual development, the LifeModeler technology is now emerging as a surgical planning tool present throughout the patient journey. By becoming part of the NAVIO™ Surgical System – handheld robotics platform designed to aid surgeons with implant alignment, ligament balancing and bone preparation, biomechancs simulation is quickly experiencing its new evolution. Are you looking to join a successful, growing team dedicated to a worldwide mission of improving lives? Can you see yourself accomplishing great things with a collaborative and positive team? Developing leading technologies and products in a state-of-art, brand new facility? You will be part of a very talented team that is highly motivated and passionate about the vision which simply is “Life Unlimited”.

Role Overview:
Location: San Clemente, CA for two years training then to Pittsburgh, PA
Smith and Nephew seeks a Sr. Software Management Specialist to drive the technical solutions and execute projects that leverage digital technology for improving patient outcomes and economic value.
The Sr. Software Management Specialist will lead the LifeModeler software development through full management, development and maintenance of the LifeModeler Software stack. The Sr. Software Management Specialist will lead software development through early stage prototyping, implementation of product requirements, software architecture development and proof-of-concept verification and validation. The Software Development Engineer will bring clear sense of urgency and demonstrated track record of driving innovation leading to the introduction of new technologies in the marketplace. The Sr. Software Management Specialist will be responsible with integration of the LifeModeler software with the NAVIO robotic ecosystem, as well as the patient experience ecosystem. The Sr. Software Management Specialist reports to the Senior Director of LifeModeler Software Development, and position will be based in San Clemente, CA for the first two years migrating to the S&N Robotics Center of Excellence in Pittsburgh.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage and maintain the LifeModeler software stack 40%
  • Innovate to develop solutions that improve accuracy, usability, and performance of LifeModeler. 25%
  • Integration of LifeModeler technology in the NAVIO robotics ecosystem and patient experience ecosystem 15%
  • Collaborate with peers and multi-disciplinary teams to solve problems. 15%
  • Maintain necessary health, safety, environmental (HSE) training and certifications;
  • Maintain all necessary Quality training and job performance training. 5%

Experience:
  • Five or more years of experience developing/working with large-scale C++ and Python projects
  • Demonstrated programming experience with the VTK graphics library
  • Command shells and scripting (bash or c-shell).
  • Build management tools like Make, CMake, SCons, etc.
  • Software revision control systems such as ClearCase, SCCS, RCS, Subversion, Git or Mercurial.
  • Language-specific tools like "lint" for static analysis, "cov" for coverage, "prof" for profiling.
  • Continuous integration system like Travis or Azure CI.
  • Knowledge of Windows .bat and .csh/.sh scripting.
  • Should have experience as to what the differences are between inheritance and composition.
  • Experience with developing workflows, defining new subprograms, creating tutorials, documentation,
  • Experience with user interface toolkits

Competences:
  • Understanding of 3D geometric concepts such as rotation matrices and coordinate transforms
  • Experience with biomechanics simulation tools such as LifeMOD, AnyBody, or OpenSIM a significant plus
  • Experience to multi-body dynamics technology (ADAMS, etc.) a significant plus.
  • Knowledge of biomechanics, biological performance and anatomy is a plus.
  • Experience with statistical modeling tools (Stat-ese, etc.) a plus
  • Experience with optimization tools (Palisade @Risk)
  • Experience in advanced methods such as neural networks, optimization, robust design, etc., a plus
  • Experience in design and implementation of FDA-compliant medical device software systems
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate with systems users and present results of tests and experiments in text, tabular and graphic form
  • Excellent organizational, documentation and written/verbal communication skills
  • Experience/expertise in computer vision/image processing algorithms

Education:Master's degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience
Physical Demands: office/computer use only
Travel Requirements: <10%
Smith & Nephew is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. Smith & Nephew does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
CONTACT:
https://smithnephew.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Irvine-CA/Sr-Programmer-Analyst_R34024-1




Postdoctoral Researcher in Biomechanics
Royal Veterinary College
Posted: July 8, 2019

Postdoc on the DAWNDINOS project.

A postdoc is searched, ideally with sophisticated dynamic simulation experience; OpenSim + optimal control theory would be ideal.

2+ yrs, fun team, London area, non-EEA applicants OK, need published expertise in biomechanical engineering, optimal control or XROMM study of terrestrial locomotion.

Apply by 4 August; interview 16 August. https://jobs.rvc.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=CBS-0133-19




Postdoc position in numerical models of human locomotion
The Biorobotics laboratory, EPFL
Posted: April 15, 2019

Postdoc position in numerical models of human locomotion

https://biorob.epfl.ch/openings

The Biorobotics laboratory (Biorob, http://biorob.epfl.ch/) at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) has one open postdoc position in numerical simulations of human locomotion. The goal of the project is to develop neuromechanical models of human locomotion, together with Stéphane Armand (gait analysis, University of Geneva) and Alexandros Kalousis (machine learning, University of applied sciences, Western Switzerland), in the framework of a collaborative Sinergia project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The neuromechanical models will include numerical models of spinal cord circuits coupled to biomechanical simulations of the body. The purpose of the project is (1) to model pathological gaits resulting from motor impairments such as cerebral palsy, and (2) to compare and combine neuromechanical simulation and machine learning approaches for gait analysis. See https://biorob.epfl.ch/research/research-dynamical/simgait/ for some first results. The position is fully funded for 2 years.

EPFL is one of the leading Institutes of Technology in Europe and offers extremely competitive salaries and research infrastructure.

Requirements:

Candidates should have a Ph.D. and a strong publication record in biomechanics and numerical modeling of locomotion.

An ideal candidate would have prior experience in:

  • Biomechanical models of human locomotion
  • Numerical models of human locomotion
  • Numerical models of neuromechanical systems
  • Programming in Python and C
  • Good communication and management skills are a plus. Fluency in oral and written English is required.
How to apply for the position:

Postdoctoral applications should consist of a motivation letter (explaining why you are interested in the project, and why you feel qualified for it), a full CV, two or three relevant publications, and the email addresses of two referees. PDF files are preferred. The files should be sent to auke.ijspeert@epfl.ch

Deadline and starting date:

The ideal starting date is this summer 2019 (but flexible). Applications are requested for May 15 2019, and will then be processed as they arrive until the position is closed.

Contact:

Information concerning the type of research carried out by the lab can be found at https://biorob.epfl.ch/ . You should send your application and any inquiry by email to auke.ijspeert@epfl.ch




Positions open
Case Western Reserve University
Posted: April 8, 2019

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio is actively searching for strong doctoral or post-doctoral candidates in the areas of neurorehabilitation, biomechanical modeling and control system development to improve or restore motor function to individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI). A strong OpenSim background and control systems development and deployment with applications to human motion and/or robotics will be an advantage. If you are interested, please send resume and transcript to: mxa93@case.edu.




Software Engineer and PhD openings in neuro-robotics
University of Twente
Posted: February 5, 2019

The Neuromechanical Modelling & Engineering Lab (University of Twente, NL) is seeking motivated and creative candidates for openings for one Software Engineer and one PhD candidate as part of the ERC Starting Grant INTERACT. Please apply to the two available openings from the links below.

Opening 1 - Software Engineer in real-time programming and control of neuro-robotic technologies. Application deadline is set for February 17th, 2019. Please apply strictly via the following link: https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancy/!/717404/software-engineer-in-real-time-programming-and-control-of-neuro-robotic-technologies-as-part-of-erc-starting-grant

Opening 2 - PhD position in neuro-mechanical modelling of movement in healthy and post-stroke individuals. Application deadline is set for February 17th, 2019. Please apply strictly via the following link: https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancy/!/696647/phd-opening-in-neuro-mechanical-modelling-of-movement-in-healthy-and-post-stroke-individuals-as-part-of-erc-starting-grant-interact

The ERC Starting Grant INTERACT. This project will create radically new neuro-robotic technologies that can interact with human muscles and spinal cord for repairing movement after neuromuscular lesions. The project will develop numerical models of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system that can capture an individual's anatomy as well as how it evolves over time. These models will be used to establish new closed-loop control methods for robotic exoskeletons and spinal cord stimulators. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/NMLab

The Neuromechanical Modelling & Engineering Lab investigates the basic neuro-musculo-skeletal mechanisms underlying healthy and impaired human movement. Neuro-mechanical modelling and electrophysiological signal processing are applied, in a translational way, to develop real-time bioinspired technologies for restoring natural motor function. The goal is to establish a unique roadmap for discovering fundamental principles of movement at the interface between humans and wearable robots ultimately for enhancing human health. The research approach is detailed here.




Postdoc in biomechanics and muscle physiology
Brown University
Posted: December 17, 2018

A postdoctoral position is available to study elastic mechanisms in muscle function in the laboratory of Thomas Roberts in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University. The project uses animal models, isolated muscle measurements, and modeling to study how elastic structures influence muscle function. Candidates with a background in biomechanics, bioengineering, or muscle biology are encouraged to apply. Desirable experience includes isolated muscle mechanical measurements, materials testing, and/or in silico or physical modeling of mechanical phenomena. Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in biology or engineering, and an established record of research in bioengineering or muscle physiology. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statements of research goals, and names of three references via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/58041. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.




Postdoctoral Fellow
Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering and Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
Washington State University
Posted: November 12, 2018

A one-year postdoctoral position is available immediately in the area of neck musculoskeletal modeling. The goal of the work is to examine neck muscle forces and cervical disc loads in static and dynamic conditions. The project will involve integration of in vivo cervical spine kinematics, muscle activity and neck strength data into subject-specific models.

A successful candidate will be someone who is independent and motivated, and with expertise in musculoskeletal modeling. Experience with spine kinematics, neck muscle electromyographic and neck strength measurement techniques are favorable assets. Proficiency in written English is necessary. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Ongoing projects in the lab relate to neck pain and ergonomics. The Anita Vasavada lab is part of the Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering and the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, Washington State University located in Pullman, Washington. Email letter of interest outlining experience, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of 3 references to vasavada@wsu.edu.




Researcher Position
University of Tübingen
Posted: October 29, 2018

A funded researcher position for 6 to 12 Months in the project "Multi-level modelling of neuro-muscular disorders at the wrist" is offered at the University of Tübingen. Further extension may be possible.

The focus of this project is on computer simulation of the upper extremity with focus on dynamic work place task. The project has a strong basic research component and a clear application to work place ergonomics. The entire project incorporates model development, experimental data acquisition and analysis in ultrasound, MRI, and EMG. Depending on the interests and qualifications, the researcher can contribute to all or some of the aspects of the project.

The visit should start early in 2019. Salary will be based on previous experience.

The project is a collaboration between the group Multi-Level Modeling in Motor Control and Rehabilitation Robotics at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH) and the Institute of Occupational Medicine, Social Medicine and Health Services Research at the University of Tübingen, Germany. An excellent research infrastructure is offered with a tight collaboration of research and clinics, national and international interdisciplinary cooperations with experts from Biomechanics, Biology, and Medicine.

Contact person at HIH: Daniel Häufle
Contact person at Institute of Occupational Medicine, Social Medicine and Health Services Research: Benjamin Steinhilber

Requirements core skills
The ideal candidate should have
  • A background in biomedical engineering, physics, biophysics, or closely related
  • A Masters (or equivalent) degree from a recognized university. Near completion can be considered
  • Prior knowledge in multi body dynamics modeling, dynamical systems, system identification, learning, or optimization, is a plus
  • Proficient programming experience in Matlab, C++, or similar
  • Prior experience with neuro-muscular or musculo-skeletal modeling is a plus
  • Excellent grades and analytical skills
  • Proficient (!) oral and written English skills
  • Outstanding candidates with different backgrounds are encouraged to apply
To apply
Candidates should send the following documents as pdf files by email quoting reference NMDisorders-position-2019-01
  1. Cover letter with research statement
  2. Short CV including publication list
  3. Transcripts of relevant degrees in English
  4. Contact information of three references
to Daniel Häufle: daniel.haeufle@uni-tuebingen.de

This call opens immediately. Applications submitted before November 15th will be processed with preference.




Faculty Position
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Columbia University
Posted: October 26, 2018

The Department of Mechanical Engineering welcomes applications for a faculty position at open rank. The department is searching broadly in ALL AREAS of mechanical engineering, and encourage candidates with an interest in the school-wide initiatives that relate to engineering and medicine, autonomous systems, and sustainability. Areas of emphasis for Mechanical Engineering include, but are not limited to: (i) controls and robotics; (ii) mechanics and biomechanics; (iii), energy science. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its professional equivalent by the starting date of the appointment. Applicants for this position must demonstrate the potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the excellence and diversity of the academic community.

Minimum Degree Required: Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its professional equivalent by the starting date of the appointment.

Application Process: Applications must be submitted electronically through this RAPS link: All applications should include the following:
  • Cover Letter
  • Current CV
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled.




Assistant, Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University
Posted: October 26, 2018

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University (http://me.stanford.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor).

Applications will be reviewed across all disciplines of mechanical engineering. The department is especially interested in candidates working on biomechanical and biomedical engineering, robotics, and controls. However, priority will be given to the exceptional progress and potential of the candidate over any specific area of specialization.

An earned Ph.D., evidence of the ability to pursue a program of research, and a strong commitment to teaching are required. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to build and lead a team of graduate students in Ph.D. research.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a one-page statement each of research vision and teaching interests, and the names and addresses of five references. Please submit your application online at:

https://www.applyweb.com/cgi-bin/app?s=STANFAC

Candidates will be given full consideration until December 15, 2018, and applications will be considered until the position is filled.

If you have questions regarding this opening or require assistance with the online application system, please contact the Faculty Search Administrator at mefacultysearch@stanford.edu.




Neuroengineering Faculty Position
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Southern California
Posted: October 26, 2018

The University of Southern California, one of the nation’s top research universities, invites applications for tenure-track positions in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering.

To receive full consideration, candidates should apply on-line at the faculty application website by Dec 30, 2018:

https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/open-rank-professor-of-biomedical-engineering/1209/9642938.

Application materials must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for suggested references. Applicants are encouraged to include a succinct statement on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. Interested individuals who have questions are welcome to contact Dr. K. Kirk Shung, Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (kkshung@usc.edu). They are also encouraged to visit the website of the Department (http://bme.usc.edu) for details on current educational and research programs.




Assistant, Associate, Full Professor
Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
University of Florida
Posted: October 10, 2018

The Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (APK) at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for up to two faculty members at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (tenure track or tenured upon hire). The candidate will contribute to the academic areas including biomechanics, motor neuroscience, neurophysiology, orthopedics and/or musculoskeletal rehabilitation. The committee strongly encourages applications and nominations of women and persons of underrepresented groups. UF has a competitive salary and benefits package. Department faculty may also be eligible for summer salary.

To learn more and apply, visit:
https://apply.interfolio.com/54879 (Assistant Professor)
https://apply.interfolio.com/54888 (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor)




Assistant Professor in Kinesiology (Physical Behavior Measurement)
The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Posted: September 24, 2018

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) seek talented applicants qualified for a faculty position in the Kinesiology Department at the Assistant Professor level who study physical behavior measurement. Scientific inquiry in such areas as novel methods for device calibration and validation, new sensor technology, analytical advances in measurement and interpretation, new outcomes for clinical studies, and applications of wearable monitors for assessing exposure and/or effects of interventions to improve physical activity behavior are key areas of focus for this position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at a higher rank may receive consideration. This is a full-time, tenure track 9-month appointment with a competitive salary range commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STARTING DATE: September 1, 2019

To learn more and apply, visit http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/495225/assistant-professor-in-kinesiology




Assistant/Associate Professor in Kinesiology (Biomechanics)
The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Posted: September 24, 2018

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking talented applicants qualified for a faculty position in the Kinesiology Department at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Biomechanics. Example areas of interest for scientific inquiry include musculoskeletal modeling, mechanics and energetics of human motion, and sensor development for motion analysis. Candidates at Assistant and Associate Professor ranks will be given equal consideration and evaluated with consideration of current rank and promise of continuing professional development and achievement. This is a full-time, tenure track, 9-month appointment with a competitive start-up package and salary range commensurate with qualifications and experience. In exceptional circumstances, an appointment at the level of Full Professor will be considered.

STARTING DATE: September 1, 2019

To learn more and apply, visit http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/495381/assistantassociate-professor-in-kinesiology




Postdoctoral Position in Orthopaedic Biomechanics
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Posted: September 10, 2018

The Center for Advanced Orthopaedic Studies at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School (http://www.bouxseinlab.org/) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in NIH-funded research examining the influence of spine loading on risk of age-related vertebral fractures, with a particular emphasis on measurement of spine movement and evaluation of dynamic spine loading in vivo.

Candidates should have a PhD in biomedical engineering, biomechanics, kinesiology or other relevant field, and expertise in musculoskeletal modeling and human movement analysis. Competitive candidates might also have experience with image analysis methods, injury biomechanics, and/or aging research. The candidate should have strong programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Python, statistical packages), excellent writing and oral presentation skills, and be able to work independently and with an interdisciplinary team.

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for the development and validation of musculoskeletal models, measurement and analysis of spine movement in older adults, and testing whether subject-specific models predict vertebral fracture. They will also participate in creating and implementing efficient methods for creating subject-specific models based on clinical data. The fellow will be expected to prepare and submit manuscripts for publication, present study results at scientific meetings, and prepare grant applications.

The position is expected to begin in November 2018. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The initial appointment will be for 1 year with the possibility of extension.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and list of 3 references to Brett Allaire at ballaire@bidmc.harvard.edu




PhD Scholarships for Musculoskeletal Modeling of Lizards
University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Posted: September 5, 2018

The research focuses on the relationship between form, function and ecology of living and extinct animals. One fundamental goal in evolutionary biology is to understand how size can constrain the evolution of morphological traits and limit the ability to exploit ecological niches. Musculoskeletal models of varanid lizards in OpenSim will be used to predict higher level biological parameters (e.g. running speed) in both living and extinct species. A few PhD scholarships are available to interested students.

For more information, visit https://www.usc.edu.au/learn/what-will-i-pay/scholarships/research-scholarships/understanding-evolution-in-natural-systems-using-models

If interested, please contact Christofer Clemente




Software Engineer - Protein Design, Structural Bioinformatics
DNASTAR, Inc.
Madison, WI
Posted: September 5, 2018

Due to company growth, a highly talented and motivated Software Engineer is sought to join the 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.

Application link:
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/software-engineer-%E2%80%93-protein-design-structural-bioinformatics-at-dnastar-inc-809302965/




Programmers for Computational Models of Biomechanical Systems
Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Posted: September 4, 2018

There is a need to hire several key, world-class individuals to become part of the exciting LifeModeler development team at Smith & Nephew. The LifeModeler group, with over 20 years leading the industry in biomechanics simulation and now part of Smith & Nephew, is tasked with evolving their LifeMOD human modeling technology into a direct roll of the betterment of robotic surgical outcomes. This cutting-edge effort will involve utilizing LifeMOD human simulation to be enabled as a continuous evolving artificial intelligence component to optimize orthopedic surgical procedures in Navio robotics applications.

For the information on the legacy of LifeModeler biomechanics simulation see www.lifemodeler.com

Individuals will spend ~2 years training/working at the San Clemente, Ca facility and must be willing to relocate to the Pittsuburg facility

Programmer Analyst
The Programmer Analyst will work within the LifeMOD infrastructure to: design, implement, test and maintain computational models of biomechanical systems; provide high-level support to LifeMOD users; keep abreast of the latest technology and trends by attending software, biomechanics and medical industry conferences; and provide source materials for web-based documentation. This position reports to the Sr. Director of LifeMOD Software Development.
To apply, visit https://smithnephew.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Irvine-CA/Programmer-Analyst-II--AnyBody--OpenSIM--ADAMS--Medical-Device-Robotics-R-D_R28214

Senior Programmer Analyst
The Senior Programmer Analyst will work within the LifeMOD infrastructure to: design, implement, test and maintain computational models of biomechanical systems; provide high-level support to LifeMOD users; keep abreast of the latest technology and trends by attending software, biomechanics and medical industry conferences; and provide source materials for web-based documentation. This position reports to the Sr. Director of LifeMOD Software Development.
To apply, visit https://smithnephew.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Irvine-CA/Sr-Programmer-Analyst--ADAMS--AnyBody--OpenSIM--Medical-Device-Robotics-R-D_R28213

Sr. Software Development Specialist
The Sr. Software Development Specialist will be responsible for developing and maintaining the architecture of the LifeMOD family of biomechanics simulation projects. In addition, the individual will operate existing and new technologies for automated system testing, building and releasing. This position reports to the Sr. Director of LifeMOD Software Development.
To apply, visit https://smithnephew.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Irvine-CA/Staff-Software-Development-Engineer--ADAMS--OpenSIM--OpenGL--Medical-Device-R-D-Robotics_R28212




Open 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 exactly why grafts fail is still not known 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.

For more information and applications:
http://www.modelics.org/docs/2018-grad-cabg.pdf




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:
https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancy/!/phd-position-in-wearable-robotics-towards-symbiotic-and-versatile-control-of-wearable-exoskeletons-for-workers/150108

2. Human balance control in challenging conditions – from experimental investigation to development and evaluation of human-inspired balance controllers:
https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancy/!/phd-position-in-wearable-robotics-human-balance-control-in-challenging-conditions-from-experimental-investigation-to-development-and-evaluation-of-human-inspired-balance-controllers/150113

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.




Post-doc position
Voice Research Laboratory
McGill University
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

Degree requirement:
PhD in Biomechanics, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent specialty

Responsibilities:
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 (wrightt@hss.edu).




Postdoc for Computational Biology Research
Indiana University
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.

Job Description:
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).

Application:
For the computational biology postdoc position, please apply online at:
http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/5691

For the computational physics postdoc position, please apply online at:
http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/5692




Robotics faculty position
FAMU/FSU
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. The department is 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.

An outstanding scholar is sought 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.

The candidate is expected to join the 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:
  1. A cover letter
  2. A full curriculum vitae
  3. A 2-page research statement
  4. A 1-page teaching statement
  5. No more than four selected publications for review
  6. The names and contact information of four potential references
  7. An Equal Employment Opportunity Survey for Faculty Applicants
Application documents should be sent in pdf format to robotsearch@eng.famu.fsu.edu.

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 clarkj@eng.famu.fsu.edu.

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

Applications are invited 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, it is aimed 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:
https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/vacancy/!/postdoc-position-control-of-a-powered-knee-prosthesis/1829358




Postdoctoral Researcher in Biomechanics
Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Royal Veterinary College
University of London
Nr. Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Posted: Oct 20, 2017

Salary: £33,739
Inclusive of London Weighting
Closing Date: Monday 20 November 2017
Interview Date: Thursday 07 December 2017
Reference: CBS-0243-17

This is a fixed term contract until 30 September 2021.

A highly motivated, independent, multidisciplinary Postdoctoral Researcher is searched 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.

Candidates are looked for 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 a generous reward package is offered, including free use of the 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.

Apply online.




Two Assistant Professor Positions
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
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. Candidates are sought 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 the 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.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Exercise Science or a closely related field.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
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
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Beverly Anderson (512) 232-6023 or beverly.weems@austin.utexas.edu. Questions about the positions can be directed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Hirofumi Tanaka at hatanaka@austin.utexas.edu.




Postdoc position in computational modeling
Uppsala University
Uppsala, Sweden
Posted: Sep 9, 2017

Applications are invited 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 the 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: katie.bentley@igp.uu.se.




Software Engineer (Protein Design, Structure Bioinformatics)
DNASTAR, Inc.
Madison, WI
Posted: Aug 28, 2017

Due to company growth, a highly talented and motivated Software Engineer is sought to join the 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.

Required:
  • 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)
Desirable:
  • 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
DNASTAR is a leading developer of desktop computer software for molecular and structural biologists. Established in 1984, the products are used by pharmaceutical, biotech and academic researchers in more than 90 countries. DNASTAR has a team oriented work environment, along with a competitive health, dental and 401k benefits package.

To apply, visit the LinkedIn Jobs page: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/cap/view/423466399/?pathWildcard=423466399&trk=mcm
For more information, please contact Dr. Steve Darnell (darnells@dnastar.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.
Previous experience in a scientific environment will be a great advantage. An excellent command of written and spoken English is essential. This job represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual with a team-oriented spirit and a high level of intellectual and scientific competence. Please send via email a (1) cover letter, clearly stating qualifications for the position, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a brief statement of research objectives/interests, and (4) the names of three professional references.

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: carmen.modrok@med.uni-goettingen.de

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