View Full Version : PhD assistantships available in computational biomechanics

Paul Rullkoetter
04-11-2007, 09:18 AM
The Computational Biomechanics lab at the University of Denver is seeking
motivated students to pursue doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering.
The assistantships cover tuition, health insurance, and a competitive
stipend. Review of applicants will continue until the positions are
filled. A start date of Sept 2007 would be preferred, but June 2007 is also

Desired qualifications include:
* MS degree in mechanical engineering or biomedical engineering
* Knowledge of finite element analysis and proficiency with commercial FE
codes. Experience with custom code development and/or custom scripting of
commercial FE packages preferred.
* Knowledge of knee, hip, spine, or shoulder biomechanics
* Proficiency with programming languages (C,C++, Python)
* Proficiency with probabilistic methods, multi-body dynamics simulation,
and/or nonlinear optimization techniques would be considered advantageous
* Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills required

The computational biomechanics lab contains state-of-the-art computational
hardware and software tools, with a group of approximately 10 faculty and
students. Current research interests are in the development, verification,
and application of probabilistic finite element models to asses natural and
implanted joint mechanics. To apply, please email a curriculum vitae and
brief statement of research interests and experience to Dr. Paul Rullkoetter
at prullkoe@du.edu. Please feel free to email for further information.


Paul Rullkoetter, Ph.D.
Computational Biomechanics Lab
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
University of Denver
2390 S. York St.
Denver, CO 80208
Email: prullkoe@du.edu