07-09-2008, 06:33 AM

Biomechanics Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Royal Military College
of Canada Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Starting date: September 1, 2008

A Ph.D. or postdoctoral research fellowship is available in the Biomechanics
Laboratory, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Royal Military
College of Canada. We are searching for an outstanding research fellow to
assist in the development of finite element models for injury prediction and
prevention. The research will focus on the development of a finite element
model of a human cervical spine for evaluation of head and neck injuries and
will propose prevention tools for pilot. This research program is funding by
the Aerospace Research Advisory Committee (AERAC) of the Department of National
Defence (DND)of Canada.

1. Develop and validate a 3-D dynamic Finite Element (FE) model of the head-neck
complex to understand the behaviour of the cervical spine under different types
of loading situations to prevent injuries

2. Design and implement the experimental techniques necessary to validate
computational results

3. Further develop scientific publishing skills by authoring and co-authoring
high quality journal articles,

4. Develop excellent presentation skills by participating in national and
international conferences,

5. Propose a tool for the prevention of neck injuries during aircrew activities

At the end of the project the candidate should be able to perform independent
research, have peer reviewed publications in finite element simulation,
familiarity with medical image segmentation, geometry generation and mesh
development and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

A Masters degree or Ph.D. in biomechanics, biomedical engineering, or mechanical
engineering is required. Strong candidates with a doctoral degree in a closely
related field for postdoctoral fellow will be considered.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, copies of two representative
publications, and contact information for two references, preferably by e-mail
to Kodjo.Moglo@rmc.ca.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

RMC is a bilingual university either French or English speaking persons are
encouraged to apply

Canadian citizenship or land immigrant status is useful, but NOT mandatory.

Dr Kodjo Moglo
Assistant Professor
Department of mechanical engineering
Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, ON, K7K 7B4
office: 613 541 6000 ext 6173
Fax: 613 542 8612