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  • Assistant Professor, Wake Forest Orthopaedic Research

    Orthopedic Research
    Full-time Regular, 40 hours/week
    This position is the director of the Throwing and Sports Performance Biomechanics Laboratory and is currently available through the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We are searching for an outstanding individual to join our group with a focus on throwing biomechanics, upper and lower extremity motion analysis, OpenSim modeling, and other initiatives focused on orthopaedic biomechanics and sports medicine.

    In the course of performing the duties of this position, we anticipate that the individual will: 1) develop a world-class pitching mechanics analysis lab, 2) develop their own independent research projects through funded grants, 3) support interdisciplinary orthopaedic faculty research ideas, 4) train residents and graduate students in biomechanical analysis, 5) develop a valuable peer network through collaboration with university colleagues and other strategic partners, and 6) encourage the individual's own professional growth.

    The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at Wake Forest University is a group conducting diverse research on a variety of orthopaedic topics. Our faculty is committed to pursuing clinically important research in order to encourage athlete safety, facilitate injury prevention, and improve patient care. Additionally, as research is an integral component of our mission, our department is committed to developing innovative translational research while training the next generation of academic orthopaedic clinician surgeons. For example, several members of our faculty are developing nanotechnology and tissue engineering solutions to manage orthopaedic problems.

    The ideal candidate should have the following attributes.
    ~ PhD in Engineering with a focus on upper and lower extremity biomechanics
    ~ Experience with surface EMG, motion analysis equipment and tracking software with the expertise to independently purchase equipment and conduct biomechanical analysis
    ~ Strong engineering fundamentals
    ~ Strong publication record in upper extremity and throwing biomechanics
    ~ Works well within a multidisciplinary team setting
    ~ Excellent verbal and technical writing skills
    ~ Experience in sports biomechanics and/or pitching mechanics
    ~ Experience with Open Sim upper limb modeling
    ~ Evidence of prior grants awarded or demonstrated potential to obtain grant funding
    ~ 5+ years of experience in upper limb biomechanics research

    How to Apply
    Applicants should apply through the Wake Forest School of Medicine, here:
    The job ID is 28027
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    Wake Forest Orthopaedic Surgery Research:
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