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Postdoctoral Fellowship Oppurtunity at Harvard/Liberty Mutual (Boston Area)

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  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Oppurtunity at Harvard/Liberty Mutual (Boston Area)

    Post-doctoral fellowship opportunities are available at the Center for Physical Ergonomics at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety (LMRIS) and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). We are seeking postdoctoral fellows with backgrounds in biomechanics, biomedical engineering, kinesiology, ergonomics, tribology, and related fields. This is a fully-funded, joint program based at the Harvard School of Public Health Education & Research Center, involving scientists at both institutions; post-doctoral research is conducted at both HSPH and at LMRIS. Our post-doctoral fellows have found this to be an excellent opportunity to conduct important research, develop a strong publication track record, and begin a successful academic career. To learn more and to apply:

    Applications for the Harvard program are due by November 15, 2016. Successful applicants have had training and experience relevant to the institutionally shared areas of scientific interest, excellent recommendations, and planned an innovative research program in collaboration with one or more of our investigators. Doctoral students who have recently graduated, who will graduate between now and summer 2016, or researchers with less than five years’ experience post-PhD are encouraged to apply.

    To learn more about the Institute’s research, please see this link ( Background on current fellows and program alumni is available on the same website.

    Interested persons should contact Dr. Bahar Sharafi (, Dr. Veronica Silva (veronica.silva@, Dr. Jesse Jacobs (jesse.jacobs@, Dr. Wen Chang (, or center director, Dr. Jeffery Schiffman ( We are broadly interested in the understanding of falls from a neurophysiological and biomechanical perspective, the use of wearables and novel sensors to predict and prevent falls and to assess performance, and the understanding of slips and falls within the context of built environment design. Additional topics of interest include exploring the use of noninvasive sensor technology to enhance risk assessment for injury prevention for workers and better understanding patterns of activity, level of activity, and sedentary work as related to injury and disability. You can read more about the interests of individual PIs here:

    Bahar Sharafi, Ph.D. | Research Scientist
    Center for Physical Ergonomics
    Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
    71 Frankland Road
    Hopkinton, MA 01748
    (P) 508.497.0260
    (F) 508.435.3456
    Last edited by Bahar Sharafi; October 20, 2016, 03:18 PM. Reason: typo