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  • Faculty Position in Biomechanics at Yale University School ofMedicine

    Applications are invited for a non-tenure track faculty position at the
    level of Associate Research Scientist in the Biomechanics Research
    Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University
    School of Medicine. All projects involve experimental testing of human
    cadaveric specimens, particularly spine. Objectives include understanding
    neck injury prevention during whiplash and effects of orthoses on spine


    1. Conduct biomechanical experiments, prepare specimens, analyse data, and
    prepare manuscripts and grants.

    2. Design and fabrication of custom biomechanical apparatuses and sensors.

    3. Maintain machine shop, wet lab, and experimental lab.


    1. Ph.D. in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering with 3 to 4 years
    experience as Post Doctoral Associate or Research Scientist specializing
    in experimental biomechanics, particularly spine.

    2. Significant hands-on experience in precision machine design and
    fabrication, electronics, electro-magnetics, soldering, pneumatics,
    precision drilling & tapping, and LabVIEW programming for control of
    custom machines.

    3. Knowledge of solid mechanics and kinematics theory.

    4. Detail oriented, take pride in their work, self-starting, ability to
    work under minimal supervision, and excellent interpersonal communication
    skills and work habits.

    The position is limited to one year. It may be extended depending upon
    the candidate's performance during the first year and availability of
    funding. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and
    experience. Excellent fringe benefits package including medical, dental,
    and RRSP. Applicants should submit, by email, their CV, contact
    information for three references (address, phone number, email), and a
    statement of research interests.

    Paul Ivancic, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
    Yale University School of Medicine
    P.O. Box 208071
    New Haven, CT 06520-8071