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jchu16
01-21-2008, 09:29 AM
Postdoctoral Researcher in Head Impact Biomechanics

Location: Simbex

Posted Date: January 21, 2008



Position Description:

Simbex is currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher to assist in our
ongoing studies (NIH and NOCSAE) of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Our
company and collaborative research partners are uniquely positioned to
understand mTBI using a multi-disciplinary approach encompassing real-time
on-field measures of head acceleration (HIT System), neural imaging (e.g.,
fMRI, DTI), neural cognitive testing, and on-field symptomology. The
long-term goal of our research is to understand the pathomechanics and
clinical sequelae of mTBI enabling translational research and development of
new clinical and therapeutic techniques to reduce the incidence and negative
effects of mTBI. Our research to date has collected over 500,000 impacts on
over 500 individuals across football, hockey, boxing, skiing, soccer, and
equestrian.



Responsibilities:

Applicant is expected to assist in data collection and coordination across
multiple sites including pre- and post- mTBI event, biomechanical data
analysis, coordination of data analysis across disciplines, assist in
preparation of manuscripts, and presentations of results at research and
medical conferences. This is a 12-24 month position with an anticipated
start date of March 1, 2008.



Requirements:

We are seeking a talented PhD with a strong experimental research background
in impact biomechanics. Experience in multivariate statistical techniques,
data visualization techniques, relational databases, C/C++ programming, and
Matlab are desired, but not required. Candidates should also have strong
communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to
work independently as well as on a team. Candidates will have a strong
record of scientific excellence, independent research and collaboration.
The current position may be subject to a NIH Administrative Supplement to
expand diversity in the workforce from groups that have been shown to be
underrepresented in science (including racial and ethnical groups,
individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged
backgrounds). Candidates that meet these eligibility criteria are strongly
encouraged to apply. See
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd/ for specific information regarding these
groups.



Simbex is a research and product development company whose core expertise is
biomechanical feedback systems. The company develops marketable products and
solutions from emerging technologies for active life improvement in the
areas of prosthetics, sports injury prevention and rehabilitation. The
founders are internationally recognized experts in their fields and have
decades of experience in the area of functional evaluation and efficacy
assessment of complex biomechanical systems for the sporting goods,
orthopedic and exercise equipment industries. The research branch of the
company is supported in part by grants from the National Institutes of
Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense. For
further information about Simbex, visit the company's Web site at
http://www.simbex.com.



Applicants are requested to submit letter of application, curriculum vitae,
and contact information (name, address, phone number and email address) for
three references to:
Theresa Hays

Administrator

(603)448-2367

thays@simbex.com



Questions regarding this posting can be directed to:
Jeffrey Chu
VP of Engineering

(603)448-2367

jchu@simbex.com



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.