We are looking for an excellent candidate who will undertake a one-year Post-doc on Functional recovery after total hip replacement.

The successful candidate will contribute to a research project on objective evaluation of functional recovery after total hip replacement. The researcher will work at the University of Geneva / Geneva University Hospitals in the Willy Taillard Laboratory of Kinesiology.

The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team composed by human movement scientists, orthopaedic surgeons and epidemiologists.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Fusion medical imaging (EOS) with gait analysis,
  • Extract imaging parameters (EOS, MRI),
  • Assist the recruitment of participants for the different assessments: Questionnaires, Clinical Gait Analysis, imagery (EOS, MRI), inertial sensors (gait evaluation in daily life),
  • Administer Clinical Gait Analysis (Optoelectronic system, forceplate, EMG),
  • Write and present scientific communications,
  • Assist with preparing grant applications,
  • Assist other researchers.

The ideal candidate will have a:

  • Background in biomechanics or related fields,
  • Expertise in Matlab or Python,
  • Fluency in English and in French,
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member,
  • Strong interpersonal skills, comfort working with people, and sensitivity towards an older and/or impaired adult population,
  • Excellent written communication skills,
  • Completed his/her PhD in the above areas less than 5 years ago.

The additional skills and experience that will be considerate as a plus:

  • Experience with motion analysis data collection/analysis, imaging, statistics,
  • Experience with musculoskeletal modelling and simulation (OpenSim),

The position is currently funded at 70% corresponding to a salary around 56 000 CHF/year.

Candidates should send to stephane.armand@unige.ch in one pdf document:

  1. A two-page CV,
  2. A one-page motivation letter explaining why their skills, knowledge and experience make them a particularly suitable candidate for the given position,
  3. A one-page research statement,
  4. The names and contact details of three referees.

Priority will be given to applications send by the 15th June of 2017.
The position is available from now.