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    Job Title

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biomechanics

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    Department of Biomedical Engineering

    University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ
    United States

    Application Deadline
    May 15, 2018

    Position Start Date

    The Biomechanics Research Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering is accepting applications for a fully funded post-doctoral scholar position in biomechanics and modeling of ischemic stroke. The candidate will be starting new research projects in computational and experimental methods to estimate the regional cerebral hemodynamics in patients with ischemic stroke, with the long-term goal of disseminating a device that provides real-time, non-invasive patient-specific estimates for tissue viability. Stroke is the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability worldwide. Current estimates indicate that a stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the U.S., leading to a stroke-related death every 4 minutes. The candidate will have the opportunity to work as part of a collaborative team involving biomedical engineering, neuro-radiology and biomedical device development. The candidate is required to have strong mathematical and modeling background with enthusiasm in collecting and analyzing clinical data. The start date is immediate, and positions are initially for 12 months with possibility of renewal. The candidate is expected to lead independent research projects, work closely with our medical collaborators, mentor students, assist with grant applications, and publish in high-impact journals.
    Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
    The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please check the UA website.

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or a related field
    • Broad knowledge of engineering, biomedical imaging, software development, biology, physiology
    • Experience in design of experiment, experimental execution, data analysis, result interpretation, and troubleshooting
    • Experience in finite element modeling
    • Ability to effectively communicate scientific data
    • Excellent track record of peer-reviewed journal articles
    • Knowledge of image analysis techniques and tools (MATLAB or Python are preferred)
    • Experience in scientific programming
    • Experience in mentoring lab members and supervising the works of other
    • Experience in writing and reviewing fellowships, scholarships, and grants applications
    • Comfortable working with animal models, and human volunteers
    • Prototype design and fabrication (CAD, machining, 3D printing, and laser cutting)

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Work as part of a collaborative team involving biomedical engineering, neuro-radiology and biomedical device development.

    • Work closely with our medical collaborators.

    • Lead independent research projects.
    • Develop mathematical and computational models of vasculature and hemodynamics in addition to machine learning algorithm.

    • Effectively communicate scientific data, present at national conferences, and publish in high-impact journals.

    • Write and submit fellowships, and assist with grants applications.

    • Mentor students.

    Knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • Macro and micro biomechanics
    • Image processing
    • MATLAB
    • Biomedical Imaging
    • Finite elements analysis
    • Statistics
    • EEO/AA PolicyThe Department of Biomedical Engineering supports Inclusive Excellence, the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate is expected to support the diversity and inclusiveness efforts of the Department and College.