View Full Version : Postdoctoral fellow position - Johns Hopkins University

11-03-2009, 03:55 AM
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) and the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (JHU/LCSR) have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow. The fellow will be supported by an NIH-funded grant with a focus on image-guided orthopaedic interventions and orthopaedic biomechanics.

The project will provide support for two years, and an opportunity for the fellow to take part in an integrated biomedical research and development effort led by a team of researchers, engineers, postdoctoral fellows, orthopaedic surgeons, residents, and graduate students from orthopaedic surgery, biomedical engineering, computer science, and mechanical engineering. The research is performed at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, and Applied Physics Laboratory.

The main goal of this project is to further the development of a surgical navigation system with real-time biomechanical guidance (BGS) to assist surgeons in planning and executing an orthopaedic procedure in the operating room. The grant focuses on the periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) procedure for the treatment of acetabular dysplasia (shallow hip socket), which is a significant cause of osteoarthritis in young adults.

The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in the following activities:
- Development of image-based biomechanical models for the simulation of the hip joint contact pressure distribution during daily activities
- Experimental Validation of the biomechanical models
- System error analysis for the biomechanically-guided navigation system (BGS)

Required skills include:
- Familiarity with experimental design and mechanical testing
- Proficient in computer programming
- Prior experience in some or all of the following areas/tools is desirable: orthopaedic biomechanics, medical image processing, user/graphical interface development using Matlab and C/C++, working knowledge of ITK/VTK, kinematics and multi-body dynamic analysis, finite element analysis, elastic foundation theory /discrete element analysis

For further information please contact:

Dr. Mehran Armand
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Milton Eisenhower Research Center
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, Maryland, 20723
Tel: 443-778-3124
Email: Mehran.armand@jhuapl.edu

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