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Post-doctoral Fellow - Hip Biomechanics and Image-Based Modeling - Chicago, IL

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  • Post-doctoral Fellow - Hip Biomechanics and Image-Based Modeling - Chicago, IL

    At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. We are revitalizing our medical centers with an emphasis on productivity, transparency and accountability. Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center? Are you well experienced in working with a variety of group, single and industry oriented studies?

    If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

    Position Summary:
    A postdoctoral fellow position is available within the Young Adult Hip Program in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. The Young Adult Hip Program at Rush consists of three primary research areas: clinical outcomes, imaging-based modeling, and human motion analysis. The postdoctoral fellow’s primary effort will be in the development of image-based processing and analysis methods to quantify 3D femoral and acetabular bone shape in patients with non-arthritic hip pain. The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is committed to providing a training environment that fosters personal and professional development as a pathway to becoming an independent researcher. Thus, it exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

    Position Responsibilities:
    • To develop computational analytical methods to quantify three-dimensional (3D) geometric bone shape of the hip joint from magnetic resonance image (MRI) scans
    • To develop image-based modeling processing and analysis tools
    • To assist in mechanical tissue testing related image-based model analysis validation
    • To provide guidance to students, medical residents, and clinical fellows in diagnostic image data processing
    • To work as a member of a collaborative multi-disciplinary team consisting of orthopedic physicians, musculoskeletal radiologist, medical physicist, physical therapists, and engineers to conduct imaging-based studies on patients with nonarthritic hip pain
    • To prepare and submit manuscripts for publication
    • To prepare and submit federal, foundation, or industry grants as appropriate.

    Position Qualifications Include:
    • Potential applicants will have completed a PhD degree in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, biomechanical engineering, computer science, data science or a related field.
    • Mastery of oral and written English is required.
    • Programming skills in software platforms such as: MATLAB, Python, C++, or Shapeworks are desired.
    • Competency with finite element analysis software such as FEBio, ABAQUS are considered beneficial.
    • Familiarity with the human anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology are preferred.
    • Additionally, experience in human motion analysis and diagnostic imaging are advantageous for this position.

    Company Highlights:
    • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
    • Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.
    • The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years. Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation.
    • As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.
    • For the fourth consecutive time, all three Rush System hospitals have received an "A" grade for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group.
    • In U.S. News & World Report's 2017-2018 Best Hospitals issue, Rush ranked among the top 50 hospitals in 8 of 16 categories.

    Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

    Applicants please complete a job application at using
    Job Number: 2019-1633

    Further inquiries can be addressed by e-mail to Dr. Alejandro Espinoza at emailCapture.JPG No phone calls please.