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04-05-2005, 10:30 PM
POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN SOFT TISSUE BIOMECHANICS

SENSORY MOTOR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM, REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
DEPT. PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

A post-doctoral position has recently become available in the Biomechanics
in Occupational Safety and Sports Medicine Laboratory at the Sensory Motor
Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The successful
candidate will participate in research that examines the biomechanical and
physiological outcomes of soft tissue under various external mechanical
loading induced by sitting and prosthesis wearing, using advanced
engineering and clinical techniques. The studies mainly focus on the soft
tissue reactions to such loading conditions in injured and/or disabled
individuals to various seating and/or prosthetic setups. Laboratory
experiment on animal models will be an integrated part of this research.

Opportunities exist to interact in collaborative research with engineering
and clinical faculty who specialize in seating & positioning, amputation and
limb prosthesis, rehabilitation of occupational injury and spinal cord
injury, tissue engineering, musculoskeletal modeling, and finite-element
modeling.

Applicants should have a recent PhD degree (or equivalent), in biomedical
engineering and biomechanics or a related discipline. A record of research
in biomechanics, especially in biological materials is a must, with
soft-tissue biomechanics and finite element modeling as highly desired.
Knowledge of animal experiment, soft tissue necrosis and wound healing is a
plus.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

To apply, e-mail, mail, or fax (e-mail is preferred) a cover letter with a
statement of interests, a resume/curriculum vita, and the names of three
individuals whom can be contacted as references to:

Mohsen Makhsous, PhD
Voice: 312-238-4824
Fax: 312-238-2208
e-mail: m-makhsous2@northwestern.edu

SENSORY MOTOR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
The Sensory Motor Performance Program (SMPP) at the Rehabilitation Institute
of Chicago (RIC) is devoted to the study of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular,
and sensory disorders that are associated with abnormal control of posture
and movement. Faculty members have appointments in the Northwestern
University Medical School and the Northwestern University Engineering
School. Approximately forty-five research staff including post-doctoral
research associates, graduate students, and support staff -- make up a
unique team of physicians, engineers, mathematicians, physiologists, and
occupational & physical therapists for the study of motor and sensory
dysfunctions. For additional information see:
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RIC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Woman and minority
applicants are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to
work in the United States.