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Feb 13, 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow Opening with OpenSim Project

By Joy Ku

The OpenSim project at Stanford University, led by Scott Delp and the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab, is now accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow. OpenSim ( is 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. OpenSim is supported by the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (, the DARPA Warrior Web Program ( and Simbios, the NIH National Center for Simulation of Biological Structures (

We are searching for an outstanding individual to study musculoskeletal dynamics and develop new methods to simulate and analyze human movement. The ideal candidate will have strong biomechanics research skills, experience in development of computational methods, and excellent computer programming ability. Prior experience with OpenSim and a background in experimental biomechanics, software engineering, controls, metabolics, and/or design of prosthetics is also desirable.

Interested applicants should:

1) Send a letter indicating their interest and experience, a CV, and copies of two representative publications via e-mail to

2) Complete the short online form at

3) Arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to 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 position is filled.