Post-doctoral Position in Musculoskeletal Modeling and Simulation

Department of Sport Science at the University of Innsbruck

The Department of Sport Science at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, is looking for a qualified Post-doc with a sound knowledge in modeling, simulation, and optimization of sport movements. The successful candidate will work in the biomechanics group of Prof. Nachbauer with a focus on alpine sports and in particular alpine skiing.
We offer a state-of-the-art lab infrastructure and provide a positive, constructive working environment. The right person will find excellent conditions to further establish her- or himself as a researcher and will be able to lay solid foundations for their future career.
Furthermore, with Innsbruck located in the center of the Alps, offering many opportunities for sports and other activities as well as with close proximity to Italy, Germany or Switzerland, we can also offer excellent quality of life outside of work.

Start date/duration:
  • from 01.06.2019
  • 4 years

Administrative unit:
  • Department of Sport Science

Extent of employment:
  • 40 hours/week

  • Biomechanical modeling and simulation in musculoskeletal simulation of skiing and/or of friction between skis and snow
  • Independent research and teaching, collaboration in writing of research applications, publications, participation in conferences
  • Supervision of students
  • Assistance in organization and administration

Required qualifications:
  • Doctor´s degree
  • Sound knowledge in modeling, simulation, and optimization of sport movements
  • High skills in programming (e.g. C++, Matlab, Python) and practical experience with modeling and simulation software (e.g. OpenSim, Comsol Multiphysics, Abaqus)
  • Proof of scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals
  • Very good English skills
  • Collaborative skills, independent word, communications skills, resilience in stressful situations

Deadline for the application is April 30th, with the aim of starting as soon as possible after June 1st.

After creating an account for the online system

Applicants should Apply online using the following link

Dr. Heinrich Dieter
Department of Sport Science
University of Innsbruck
Fürstenweg 185
6020 Innsbruck