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  • Postdoctoral Position at Stanford: Assessment and Prevention in Sports

    Description: Job opportunity to work as part of a collaborative team involving Stanford Athletics, Sports Medicine, Radiology, and Bioengineering studying traumatic brain injury (TBI). Our ultimate goal is to diagnose and prevent traumatic brain injury and neurodegeneration in a wide range of applications including: American football, soccer, military, and transportation. We are seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to join our team and help lead and develop innovative assessment tools*and protective equipment for traumatic brain injury. Currently, we are carrying out field studies on multiple Stanford varsity teams using instrumented mouthguards and skin patches with an industry collaborator (X2 Inc.). In parallel, we are carrying out laboratory experiments and simulations of impact biomechanics. Ideal candidates should be able to work effectively across departments and with industry collaborators to tightly integrate field and laboratory experiments.

    Pac12 Network feature describing our collaboration:
    http://youtu.be/V-1pxLyzvJM

    Required qualifications:
    - Biomechanics modeling and simulation
    - Electromechanical system design with sensors such as accelerometers and gyroscopes
    - Programming experience in Matlab and C++
    - Digital signal processing and filter design
    - Strong publication track record
    - Strong written and oral English communication skills

    Desired qualifications:
    - Human subjects study design
    - Image processing and computer vision
    - Machine learning and statistical informatics methods

    Term:
    - Initially a 1 year appointment, starting by January
    - Annual extensions up to 3 years dependent on performance and available funding

    Application materials:
    - Cover letter
    - CV
    - Letters of reference preferred, or contact info of references
    - Sample publication with clearly stated individual contributions
    - Graduate transcripts

    Contact for applications:
    David Camarillo, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor or Bioengineering
    camarillolab@gmail.com
    www.camlab.stanford.edu
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