Job Title:
PhD program in Canine Gait Analysis and Rehabilitation

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University in collaboration with Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver CO has a PhD position available for an academically and/or clinically oriented biomedical engineer, physical therapist or veterinarian with biomechanical experience or interest. The successful applicant will acquire research experience and training in biomechanical assessment of small animal locomotion and expertise in rehabilitation research.

Candidates with a Bachelors or Master's degree in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, physical therapy (PT), or DVM (or equivalent degree) with post-graduate training in orthopedics will be considered. Interest in development of a gait analysis and rehabilitation research program and experience with computer programming (LabVIEW) is helpful.

To contribute to a clinical research program at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, Denver, CO and participate in focused orthopaedic and rehabilitation research within the Orthopaedic Research Center and Small Animal Clinic at Colorado State University.

Training offered:
The PhD program requires 3 or 4 years to complete and includes research and biomedical experience in a large, referral hospital (Alameda East) as well as university setting. The program is designed to provide biomechanical expertise in the objective assessment of musculoskeletal dysfunction, surgical intervention and rehabilitation. Existing equipment includes underwater treadmills, swimming pools, physiotherapy modalities, a single and dual force platform systems, high-speed video kinematics, DEXA scanner, diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT, nuclear scintigraphy), and biomechanical testing equipment (MTS).

Responsibilities include: appropriate graduate course work, productive research leading to a PhD degree, mentored grant writing to obtain extra-mural funding, and participation in rounds, seminars and journal clubs.

The successful applicant will be expected to spend 3-4 months per year (1-2 days/week) at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital at Denver, CO conducting biomechanical research and data collection on a multi-center clinical trial on the post-operative kinematic assessment of surgical intervention and rehabilitation of the canine stifle.

Appointment is for 3 or 4 years and subject to acceptable progress.

The starting stipend is $35,000 (plus graduate school tuition).

The starting date for this position is July 1, 2007

Candidates will be selected based on academic record, research experience, references, and research potential. Interested candidates should submit via mail or e-mail: a letter of application including a statement of career interests, goals and how you might contribute to the program, as well as, a curriculum vitae, college transcripts, GRE scores, and arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent. Final approval is contingent upon admission into the graduate program at Colorado State University.

Please send the requested materials to:
Lynsey Bosch
Orthopaedic Research Center
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University
0912 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Phone: (970) 297-4254
Fax: (970) 297-4118

The application deadline for fullest consideration is May 1, 2007

Colorado State University is an AA/EOE.