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