Do you want to change the way spinal surgeries are conducted? The HCT laboratory and OIBG group at the University of British Columbia are seeking a talented researcher with skills needed for investigating patient-specific biomechanical modelling approaches of the human spine. We aim to create a clinically useful simulation tool that enhances surgical planning. The post-doctoral fellow will work with our industry and academic partners to create, design and empirically evaluate innovative biomechanical models using the Artisynth platform. The ideal Post-doctoral fellow will actively:
  1. Manage and conduct biomechanical modelling research of the spine with an emphasis on people with spinal deformity;
  2. Publish in top-quality journals and conferences;
  3. Develop research funding through grant writing, industrial liaison and other agencies;
  4. Manage the operations of the project with its academic and industrial partners; and,
  5. Participate in the day-to-day operation of the project’s administrative operations to ensure that deadlines are met, resources are used effectively, new opportunities are followed up and expectations are realized including co-supervision of students on the project.

If you are ready to join our talented group of researchers, please contact Tom Oxland ( with a curriculum vitae, a statement (1-2 pages) of technical interests and accomplishments, and names and addresses of three referees.

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