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PhD Assistantship in Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Computational modeling

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  • PhD Assistantship in Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Computational modeling

    Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD with Dr. Karen Troy, director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory, housed within the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

    We are seeking a doctoral-level student to engage in high quality research and join our team. Students can take advantage of our close collaborations with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Craig Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as WPI’s outstanding programs in biomedical engineering, robotics engineering, and data science.

    Our lab uses a combination of computational modeling, medical imaging, and biomechanics to better understand how the mechanical signals that are experienced within the skeleton during different types of physical activity stimulate bone and joint adaptation and change. We work in both healthy and clinical populations.

    We are seeking someone who is highly motivated, works well both in groups and individually, asks lots of questions, and isn’t afraid to try new ideas. Students with a previous Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Kinesiology/Biomechanics with a strong technical background are preferred. However, students with a Bachelor’s degree in any Engineering discipline, physics, or mathematics, and relevant research experience may also be considered.

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a student-centered, private technical University located in Central Massachusetts, approximately 50 miles west of Boston. The Biomedical Engineering graduate program has approximately 50 students. WPI is known for its project-based learning curriculum, which extends from the undergraduate through the graduate programs. In addition to completing scientifically rigorous dissertation projects, PhD students in our department have the option to complete industry internships or collaborative research exchanges at other organizations. Our Office of Graduate Studies provides additional Professional Development opportunities to students through our Student Training and Readiness Series (STARS), which includes workshops on research communication, responsible conduct of research, science pedagogy, and creating individual development plans.

    Learn more about WPI and our department here:
    Learn more about the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Lab here:

    The preferred starting date is September, 2018, although Spring 2019 admissions may be considered.

    Please send expressions of interest and a CV via email by June 1, 2018 to:

    Karen L. Troy, PhD
    Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute