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  • Ph.D. student assistantship at Old Dominion University

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Old Dominion University is searching for a Ph.D. student to work on a project in collaboration with the department of orthopedic surgery at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, to study foot and ankle kinematics commencing in the fall of 2009. A minimum of a B.S. in mechanical or biomedical engineering or a related field is required, a masters degree is desired. The position will require collection of in vivo and in vitro data, kinematic analysis, image processing and optimization. Programming skills in Matlab are desired. Teaching and/or grading of undergraduate classes may be necessary.

    This project will be conducted with the biomechanics research group at Old Dominion University, which includes collaborations in the departments of human movement science, physical therapy and mechanical engineering. Additionally, we collaborate with the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and Eastern Virginia Medical School. Together, we have a Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Biomechanics Laboratory, Dynamic Environment Simulation Laboratory, Computational Biomechanics Laboratory. Additionally, we host a Medical and Healthcare Modeling and Simulation and a Biomedical Engineering research clusters, in which collaborative research is conducted across all aforementioned disciplines. We conduct in vivo and in vitro testing, as well as modeling and simulations. Our laboratory capabilities include comprehensive motion analysis, experimental simulations of dynamic impact, in vitro testing facilities and finite element and rigid body modeling capabilities.

    If interested, please submit a vita to:

    Stacie I. Ringleb, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Old Dominion University
    238C Kaufman Hall
    Norfolk, VA 23529
    phone: (757) 683-5934
    fax: (757) 683-5344