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Towles
09-09-2002, 12:11 PM
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>Biomechanics Community,
>
>Below is a post-doc opportunity in biomechanical engineering at
>Stanford University and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care
>System. Please direct inquires to Gary Beaupre, PhD (see below).
>
>Joseph Towles
>PhD Candidate
>Biomechanical Engineering Division
>Mechanical Engineering Department
>Stanford University
>__________________________________________________ ___
>
>
>Position Available
>Post-Doctoral Biomechanical Engineer
>Stanford University
>&
>VA Palo Alto Health Care System
>
>The Biomechanical Engineering Division of Stanford University seeks
>to hire a talented biomechanical engineer to perform experiments and
>develop computer models to study the causes of patellofemoral (PF)
>pain. This position is based within the laboratories of the
>Biomechanical Engineering Division at Stanford University
>(http://www.stanford.edu/group/biomech/) and the Rehabilitation R&D
>Center of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System
>(http://guide.stanford.edu/). Our facilities are equipped with
>state of the art workstations, magnetic resonance imagers, motion
>analysis equipment, biology laboratories, and a wide array of
>research facilities.
>
>The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. in mechanical
>engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, or related
>discipline. Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of computer
>modeling of musculoskeletal dynamics. Expertise in medical imaging,
>finite element modeling, and orthopaedic biomechanics is also very
>helpful. Applicants must have excellent written and verbal
>communication skills.
>
>The goal of our research is to provide a scientific basis for the
>treatment of PF pain. Our underlying hypothesis is that the presence
>of PF pain is correlated with elevated PF cartilage stresses, caused
>either by increased PF forces or decreased PF contact area. We will
>test this hypothesis by examining volunteers with and without PF
>pain using MR imaging, motion analysis, dynamic musculoskeletal
>computer simulations and finite element modeling of PF contact. We
>are looking for an outstanding individual to join our team.
>
>This work will be performed in collaboration with Gary Beaupre,
>Ph.D.(Finite Element Modeling), Scott Delp, Ph.D. (Musculoskeletal
>Dynamics), Garry Gold, M.D. (Imaging), Michael Fredericson, M.D.,
>and Chris Powers, Ph.D. The post-doctoral biomechanical engineer
>will interact with these faculty, other post-doctoral fellows, and
>graduate students involved in biomechanics research at Stanford
>University.
>
>To apply please send a CV, list of four references, and cover letter
>describing related experience and interest in the position to: Gary
>Beaupre, PhD, Rehabilitation R&D Center (153), VA Palo Alto Health
>Care System, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304.
>
>Highest priority will be given to applications received by October
>15, 2002. Applications will be accepted until the position is
>filled.

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