View Full Version : Position: Post-doctoral Research Fellow Biomechanics

Justin Wade Fernandez
04-22-2008, 01:29 PM

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia

1. Position Description

There is an immediate opening for a Research Fellow to join the
Biomechanical Engineering Group at the University of Melbourne. The
position will be based in the Dept of Mechanical Engineering at the
University of Melbourne. The appointee will be supervised jointly by
Professor Marcus Pandy at the University of Melbourne and Dr. Richard
Baker at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. The successful
applicant will have a PhD or equivalent degree in mechanical
engineering, biomedical engineering, or a related discipline. The
appointee will conduct research in the area of advanced computational
modeling and simulation of human movement with an emphasis on studying
movement disorders in patients with cerebral palsy. The appointee will
also be expected to perform gait experiments on healthy people and on
children with cerebral palsy. Experience in rigid-body dynamics, medical
imaging, particularly magnetic resonance imaging, musculoskeletal
modeling, and video-based motion analysis is highly desirable. Extensive
resources are available for performing both computational and
experimental work related to human movement biomechanics.

2. Additional Selection Criteria

- Demonstrated aptitude for research with some evidence of peer-reviewed

- Some experience in undergraduate teaching, student supervision and
postgraduate supervision.

- Excellent written and oral communication skills and good interpersonal

- Demonstrable ability to work effectively as part of a team.

- High ethical standards.

The position is available immediately. A competitive salary with
remuneration will be negotiated. Candidates are requested to submit a
full curriculum vitae along with the names of three (3) academic
referees. Applications should be submitted to: Emma Mitchell: