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Postdoctoral Fellow, Young Adult Hip Program, Ortho/Rush Univ. Med Ctr., Chicago, IL

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  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Young Adult Hip Program, Ortho/Rush Univ. Med Ctr., Chicago, IL

    Job Description:

    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 Highlights:
    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 clinical outcomes and human motion analysis areas of our research program. The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is committed to providing a training environment that foster’s 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.

    Apply directly online at and search for position no. 2020-0688 Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Orthopedic Surgery

    Further enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Alejandro Espinoza ( Alejandro_Espinoza at rush dot edu ) or Dr.
    Philip Malloy ( Philip_Malloy at rush dot edu ) - no phone calls please - email is the preferred method of communication.

    Position Responsibilities:
    • To assist with recruitment and enrollment for clinical, imaging, and motion analysis studies for the Young Adult Hip Program
    • To acquire three-dimensional motion analysis, muscle activity, and physical examination clinical data, such as muscle strength, range of motion, and flexibility data during study testing session.
    • To assist with validation studies using imaging and cadaveric models to improve patient specific model building for motion analysis research.
    • To perform data analysis and contribute to expanding musculoskeletal model processing and analysis pipelines as per the needs of the specific motion analysis and clinical outcome projects.
    • To provide guidance to undergraduate and graduate students, medical residents, clinical and visiting research fellows in motion analysis data collection and processing.
    • To work as a member of a collaborative multi-disciplinary team consisting of orthopedic physicians, physical therapists, and engineers to conduct motion analysis and clinical outcome studies in patients with non-arthritic hip pain
    • To prepare and submit manuscripts for publication
    • To prepare and submit federal, foundation, or industry grants as appropriate.

    Required Position Qualifications:
    • PhD degree in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, biomechanical engineering, movement science, physical therapy, exercise science, kinesiology, or a related field.
    • Programming experience in MATLAB is required.

    Preferred Position Qualifications:
    • Experience in human motion analysis preferred

    Company Highlights:
    • Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among US academic medical centers in a study conducted by the health care performance improvement company Vizient.
    • 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.

    • RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.
    • Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.

    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.