Postdoctoral opportunity: Muscle modelling and OpenSim
We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow to work for the final 3 years of a 4-year NIH funded project, starting July 1st, 2015. The overarching goal of this work will be to develop and validate new Hill-type muscle models to run within the OpenSim musculoskeletal simulation environment. The models will incorporate the properties of the different muscle fibre-types that act in parallel.
The project is run between the Neuromuscular Mechanics Laboratory at Simon Fraser University (with Professor James Wakeling) and the Concord Field Station, Harvard (with Professor Andrew Biewener and Dr Allison Arnold). The post-doctoral fellow will be based at Simon Fraser University, Canada but interchange between the two sites will be encouraged. There will be additional opportunities to travel to and work with the OpenSim group at Stanford.
The project will be largely computational, working with previously collected data sets, although there will be opportunity for some further data collection. Applicants will be considered who have expertise and interest in biomechanics, muscle modeling and computer programming. Salary will be commensurate with experience based on current CIHR levels.
For further information, and to register an interest in this opportunity then please contact:

Professor James Wakeling,
Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology,
Simon Fraser University