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Anne Muendermann
01-26-2007, 09:51 AM
Postdoctoral Position in the Biomotion Laboratory at Stanford University

A Postdoctoral Position in the Biomotion Laboratory at Stanford
University is available immediately to study human musculoskeletal
biomechanics. Studies involve healthy young adults, elderly, obese
persons, ACL deficient patients, patients after meniscectomy, and
patients with knee osteoarthritis and are supported by NIH and VA
research grants. Strong collaborations exist with researchers and
clinicians in Orthopaedic Surgery and Biochemistry at Stanford
University and at the Center for Bone and Joint Rehabilitation at the VA
Palo Alto Health Care System. The goal of our research is to identify
mechanical and biological factors that are associated with the
initiation and progression of knee osteoarthritis and to develop
preventive and rehabilitation therapies for this degenerative joint
disease. The qualified candidate will be involved in study design;
project coordination; mentoring graduate and undergraduate students; in
vivo patient testing (imaging, gait, blood work); data analysis; and
preparation of manuscripts and presentation of research results.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. or an equal degree is required. An engineering
or equivalent background with experience in one or more of the following
areas is preferred: analysis of human movement, functional biomechanics,
analysis of joint mechanics or imaging,. Initial appointment is for two
years with the possibility of extension if funds are available.

For more information about our group please visit
http://biomotion.stanford.edu.

A review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. Interested candidates should send a CV with cover
letter and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Thomas Andriacchi
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University, CA
mcole@stanford.edu