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05-03-2009, 10:09 PM
The University of Toledo, Engineering Center for Orthopaedic Research Excellence, in Toledo, Ohio is currently seeking a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Fellow and a doctoral student to work on a National Institute of Health funded project to study knee kinematics and ACL injury mechanisms. This project will be conducted in collaboration with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center and incorporates in vivo, cadaveric and computational modeling techniques. Our laboratory facilities include comprehensive motion analysis, experimental simulations of dynamic impact and quasi-static conditions, in vitro testing facilities and finite element and rigid body modeling capabilities.

A strong background in the biological sciences and strong computational skills (mathematics, physics, computer programming,etc.) are highly desirable, as is clinical training and experience. The following are considered strong assets for the applicant: working knowledge and desire to reliably collect, process and analyze biomechanical data, ability to quality control and calibrate analysis systems, experience with data reduction and processing with Matlab, Visual3D, and multiple modeling packages, and the ability to teach and assist other laboratory personnel in technical procedures. Other desired desired abilities are to design and perform experiments and record data according to research protocol, independently reproduce, evaluate, research and improve techniques currently used and adapt new methods to existing procedures.

Post-doctoral Position:

The fellow will be involved in the development and optimization of dynamic finite element knee models and cadaveric data collection. A Ph.D. in mechanical or bioengineering, kinesiology, biomechanics or related field is required. The successful candidate will develop manuscripts and take the initiative to develop grant proposals.

Doctoral Student:

The student will enroll in the bioengineering or biomedical engineering degree programs. A minimum of a B.S. in mechanical or bioengineering, kinesiology, biomechanics or related field is required, a master degree is preferred. The position will require cadaveric and computational modeling data collection. Experience with ABAQUS, Mimics, LS-Dyna, MatLab and Visual 3D is preferred.


The start date for the positions will begin July 1 for the post-doc and student. The applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. Candidates should email a CV, two letters of recommendation, and a short description of their research interests to:

Vijay Goel, Ph.D.


Endowed Chair & McMaster-Gardner Professor of Orthopaedic Bioengineering

Co-Director, Engineering Center for Orthopaedic Research Excellence (E-CORE)

Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery

Colleges of Engineering and Medicine

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606

Mailing address: 5046 NI, MS 303, College of Engineering, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606

Ph: 419-530-8035; FAX: 419-530-8076; Vijay.Goel@utoledo.edu