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PhD Position in Hip Fracture Biomechanics at UBC

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  • PhD Position in Hip Fracture Biomechanics at UBC

    Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Orthopaedics and the School of Biomedical Engineering
    University of British Columbia

    PhD student in the Orthopaedic and Injury Biomechanics Group

    The University of British Columbia, Orthopaedic and Injury Biomechanics group has an opening for a highly motivated applicant to join our group as a PhD student. Responsibilities will include testing cadaveric human femur-pelvis specimens in a sideways fall configuration. Various orthopaedic implants will be evaluated under the sideways fall scenario as well. The candidate will develop novel injury risk curves for the human femur and pelvis under sideways falls. PhD students in our laboratory do a modest amount of course work, they take and must pass qualifying examinations, they write and defend a PhD proposal after which they conduct research, write a thesis and defend the thesis before a panel of UBC and external professors. Duties will include academic publishing in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, and collaboration with academic, industrial, and government research partners. Qualified Candidates will have:

    • MS or equivalent in mechanical, biomechanical or a related engineering discipline
    • Experience in Biomedical engineering
    • Candidates with impact and cadaveric tissue testing and design engineering experience will be preferred
    • Good oral and written English communication skills are required
    • Candidates should also have demonstrated experience in experimental design, and/or general safety equipment design.

    Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Please include a CV/Resume, Cover Letter and Contact Information for 3 References - name, email, phone. Submit your application via mail or as an email attachment to:

    Peter Cripton, PhD, P.Eng.
    Department of Mechanical Engineering or
    6250 Applied Science Lane
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada V6T 1Z4



    Pierre Guy, MD, MBA
    Department of Orthopaedics
    Centre for Hip Health and Mobility
    7/F, 2635 Laurel St.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada V5Z 1M9


    The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.