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Postdoctoral Researcher, Orthopaedics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

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  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Orthopaedics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

    Job Description:
    The Technology Implementation Research Center (TIRC) in the Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, is looking to hire a postdoctoral research fellow for computational modeling of human joint and implant biomechanics. The TIRC offers the opportunity to be at the forefront of translational research, and to work with a close knit team of highly experienced scientists, engineers and clinicians.
    The goal of the project is to develop patient-specific computational models to study biomechanics of native human joints, such as the knee/hip/shoulder, before and after joint replacement surgery. These models will serve as a valuable platform to better guide surgical decisions, and implant design. The post-doctoral fellow will be responsible for conducting musculoskeletal simulations (inverse/forward dynamics), finite element analysis, writing IRB protocols, designing and executing in vivo and in vitro (cadaver) studies, and preparing project reports/scientific manuscripts. The postdoctoral fellow may also assist in preparations of grants, and training of other research staff. A creative mindset, strong team oriented work ethic, and willingness to develop new skills are a must. Interested applicants should email a copy of their CV to Dr. Kartik Varadarajan (

    · PhD in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering
    · Excellent knowledge of musculoskeletal modeling (inverse dynamics / forward dynamics simulations) and proficiency in one or more related tools such as AnyBody, LifeModeler etc.
    · Excellent knowledge of finite element analysis techniques and high level of proficiency in one or more related tools such as ABAQUS/ANSYS/ COMSOL
    · Experienced in designing and conducting in vivo and in vitro (cadaver) experiments
    · Strong computer aided design skills and proficiency in one or more associated tools such as SolidWorks /ProEngineer/ CATIA
    · Strong hands on design / prototyping experience
    · Strong written and oral communication skills

    Kartik Mangudi Varadarajan, PhD

    Assistant Director
    Technology Implementation Research Center (TIRC)
    Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

    55 Fruit St, GRJ-1223
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, MA – 02114