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    >Biomechanics Community,
    >Below is a post-doc opportunity in biomechanical engineering at
    >Stanford University and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care
    >System. Please direct inquires to Gary Beaupre, PhD (see below).
    >Joseph Towles
    >PhD Candidate
    >Biomechanical Engineering Division
    >Mechanical Engineering Department
    >Stanford University
    >_________________________________________________ ____
    >Position Available
    >Post-Doctoral Biomechanical Engineer
    >Stanford University
    >VA Palo Alto Health Care System
    >The Biomechanical Engineering Division of Stanford University seeks
    >to hire a talented biomechanical engineer to perform experiments and
    >develop computer models to study the causes of patellofemoral (PF)
    >pain. This position is based within the laboratories of the
    >Biomechanical Engineering Division at Stanford University
    >( and the Rehabilitation R&D
    >Center of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System
    >( Our facilities are equipped with
    >state of the art workstations, magnetic resonance imagers, motion
    >analysis equipment, biology laboratories, and a wide array of
    >research facilities.
    >The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. in mechanical
    >engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, or related
    >discipline. Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of computer
    >modeling of musculoskeletal dynamics. Expertise in medical imaging,
    >finite element modeling, and orthopaedic biomechanics is also very
    >helpful. Applicants must have excellent written and verbal
    >communication skills.
    >The goal of our research is to provide a scientific basis for the
    >treatment of PF pain. Our underlying hypothesis is that the presence
    >of PF pain is correlated with elevated PF cartilage stresses, caused
    >either by increased PF forces or decreased PF contact area. We will
    >test this hypothesis by examining volunteers with and without PF
    >pain using MR imaging, motion analysis, dynamic musculoskeletal
    >computer simulations and finite element modeling of PF contact. We
    >are looking for an outstanding individual to join our team.
    >This work will be performed in collaboration with Gary Beaupre,
    >Ph.D.(Finite Element Modeling), Scott Delp, Ph.D. (Musculoskeletal
    >Dynamics), Garry Gold, M.D. (Imaging), Michael Fredericson, M.D.,
    >and Chris Powers, Ph.D. The post-doctoral biomechanical engineer
    >will interact with these faculty, other post-doctoral fellows, and
    >graduate students involved in biomechanics research at Stanford
    >To apply please send a CV, list of four references, and cover letter
    >describing related experience and interest in the position to: Gary
    >Beaupre, PhD, Rehabilitation R&D Center (153), VA Palo Alto Health
    >Care System, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304.
    >Highest priority will be given to applications received by October
    >15, 2002. Applications will be accepted until the position is

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