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  • Job Announcement: Postdoctoral position @ the University ofPittsburgh


    The Musculoskeletal Research Center in the Department of
    Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh is searching to fill an
    immediate Postdoctoral opening in patellofemoral joint biomechanics. The
    main focus of the funded research position will be to validate a finite
    element model of the patellofemoral joint through in-vitro
    experimentation. Additional goals include determining the relationship
    between the mechanical properties of the cartilage tissue and the
    deformational behavior of the patellofemoral joint during loading.

    The successful candidate will work under the guidance of Drs. Richard
    Debski and Shawn Farrokhi. The post-doctoral position is funded for one
    year with an option for a second year. A PhD degree in mechanical
    engineering, bioengineering, biomechanics or a related field is preferred
    Starting Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
    Responsibilities include: creating and running finite element models of
    the knee joint, in-vitro cadaveric experimentation, and cartilage tissue

    The Musculoskeletal Research Center (MSRC) was established in 1990 for
    the purpose of developing integrated programs on orthopaedic education
    and research. The MSRC is a flourishing enterprise where engineers,
    biologists and clinicians get together with the help of a dedicated staff, to
    guide and teach qualified students and research fellows. Further
    information about the MSRC can be found at

    Interested applicants should email a single PDF file containing a cover
    letter including a statement of interest, a detailed CV, and contact
    information of three references to:

    Shawn Farrokhi, PT, PhD, DPT
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Physical Therapy
    Department of Bioengineering
    University of Pittsburgh
    6035 Forbes Tower
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260