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  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Joint Biomechanics

    Institute of Orthopedic Research and Education – Houston, TX

    Applications are invited for an interdisciplinary postdoctoral research position in Joint Biomechanics. The successful applicant will participate in:

    (i) Experimental and computational methods for simulating joint function during functional activities.
    (ii) Experimental and computational methods for preclinical evaluation of surgical procedures for joint repair and reconstruction.
    (iii) The design, development and fabrication of novel devices for the treatment of joint degeneration.
    (iv) Preclinical testing of total joint prostheses.

    The primary focus of this research position will be the biomechanics of the knee and hip joints, both in the context of Sports Medicine applications and the treatment of osteoarthritis with prosthetic devices. The successful applicant will contribute to our understanding of the mechanics of normal, diseased, and reconstructed joints and their replacements. The research will be conducted in collaboration with a large established international team under the direction of Prof. Philip Noble ( within the Institute of Orthopedic Research & Education in the Texas Medical Center in Houston.
    This position is suitable for highly motivated candidates with a strong research background in experimental, theoretical and computational biomechanics or related fields. Candidates with a demonstrated interest in the design and evaluation of joint replacements are especially encouraged to apply.
    Experience in experimental biomechanics, scientific programming and/or computational modeling is highly desirable. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the research, applications from all areas of computational science/engineering will be considered. However, applicants with interdisciplinary backgrounds will be preferred. The applicants for the postdoctoral position must have earned or be final year candidates for a PhD degree, and be eligible for NIH funding.

    The application materials should include:
    1. A current CV with names and contact information of at least three references
    2. A brief statement of career goal, research background and interests
    3. Details of the applicant work status in the U.S.
    4. Date of availability to commence employment

    Please email all requested application materials to Denise Leon
    Last edited by Denise Leon; January 7, 2015, 10:57 AM.