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  • Postdoctoral Position: Diagnosis of Incipient Condylar Stress Fracture of the Fetlock in Thoroughbred Racehorses

    [This position has been filled!]

    A postdoctoral position in mechanical testing and finite element modeling is available in the Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (School of Veterinary Medicine) and the Henak Laboratory (College of Engineering) at UW-Madison. The long-term goal of this research project is to reduce serious injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses, many of which result in euthanasia, by leveraging the recent development of standing CT for horses via
    Asto CT. The short-range goals, which the postdoc will accomplish with the research team, are to understand micromotion in lesions in the equine fetlock bone, and use a finite element model to identify third metacarpal/metatarsal bones with imminent risk of articular stress fracture (condylar fracture).


    A candidate with a PhD in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or a similar field, with experience in mechanical testing and finite element analysis is preferred. The candidate will be expected to develop expertise in whole bone testing and finite element analysis and will work with other team members to analyze and report results. The candidate will be co-supervised by a veterinary clinician-scientist and an engineer, and will form part of an interdisciplinary team. The project is funded through the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

    Applications for the position should include a CV, cover letter stating research background and interests, and contact information for three professional references. Please send applications to:

    Corinne Henak, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    chenak@wisc.edu

    Peter Muir, BVSC, PHD, DACVS, FRCVS
    Professor
    Department of Surgical Sciences
    peter.muir@wisc.edu

    Last edited by Corinne Henak; June 11th, 2021, 09:04 AM.
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