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Post-doctoral Fellowship | Computational, Experimental, and Clinical Knee Biomechanics | Hospital for Special Surgery | Biomechanics Department, New York City, NY, USA

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  • Post-doctoral Fellowship | Computational, Experimental, and Clinical Knee Biomechanics | Hospital for Special Surgery | Biomechanics Department, New York City, NY, USA

    Post-doctoral Fellowship in Computational, Experimental, and Clinical Knee Biomechanics
    Hospital for Special Surgery
    Biomechanics Department
    New York City, NY, USA

    Position start date: Immediately
    Position duration: 2 years minimum with opportunity for yearly extension thereafter
    Degree requirement: PhD in Biomechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent specialty; or MS with at least three years of experience after graduation in research or industry
    Correspondence: HSS job portal at
    (under Research) or Carl Imhauser, PhD

    The mission of the Biomechanics Department at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is to enable world-class orthopaedic care through innovative engineering. This fellowship will cover three areas. First, biomechanics of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) (~50% effort) addressing knee instability, one of the most common causes of revision surgery following TKA. Second, collaborative work establishing clinical and computational tools for personalized treatment of traumatic knee injuries such as rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (~25% effort). Third, multi-institutional research in the science of reproducibility in modeling and simulation of the natural knee (~25% effort). The projects require a multidisciplinary approach integrating computer simulation, robotics, epidemiology, clinical data, and uncertainty analysis. The work is clinical and translational bringing together engineers, orthopaedic surgeons, and radiologists necessitating strong technical aptitude, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in diverse teams. An extraordinary masters level engineer with at least three years of experience working in industry or in a research laboratory will also be considered. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    We are seeking an individual with the following characteristics:
    • Desire to rapidly learn new skills bridging disciplines to creatively solve problems in a dynamic and evolving work environment
    • Ability to work as part of a diverse team including clinicians, statisticians, and engineers
    • Strong interest in orthopaedics and musculoskeletal biomechanics
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Independently motivated, self-directed, and solution-driven in open-ended environments
    • Ability to set and adhere to timelines
    • Attention to detail in documenting research activities
    • Ability to keep multiple projects on track simultaneously
    • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
    • Willingness to mentor and supervise bachelors- and masters-level engineers, medical students, and clinical residents and fellows
    Required qualifications:
    • Experience using multibody dynamics (e.g., ADAMS, OpenSIM, COMAK) and FEA software (e.g., ABAQUS, FEBio) and associated scripting languages
    • Expertise in scientific computing using MATLAB, Python, C, etc.
    • Experience in sensor instrumentation and real-time data acquisition
    • Real-time data visualization using software such as LabView, Python, or C/C++
    • Experience with electrical and mechanical design including CAD and reverse engineering software. E.g., SolidWorks, ProEngineer, GEOMAGICS, and DesignX
    • Completed graduate coursework/training in theory of machines, robotics, dynamic systems and controls, numerical methods, signal processing, and data acquisition
    • Work closely with clinicians, scientists, research engineers, and students in designing, managing, and conducting computational and experimental research projects
    • Carry-out NIH-funded multi-institutional research on reproducibility in modeling and simulation of the knee. See NIH Reporter: RePORT RePORTER (
    • Integrate cadaver and patient-based knee biomechanics data with computational and statistical (e.g., uncertainty analysis) workflows
    • Develop computer programs and scripts for computational modeling, data collection, processing, simulation, visualization, and analysis
    • Maintain software, licensing, and data storage infrastructure
    • Custom programming of cadaveric and patient-based robotic systems
    • Imaging and image processing of patient and cadaveric tissues
    • Prepare and maintain documentation of test protocols, code, and equipment
    • Communicate results of analyses to a diverse group of engineers, surgeons, epidemiologists, statisticians, and therapists through oral presentations at weekly/monthly group meetings
    • Develop protocols for Institutional Review Board review and laboratory studies
    • Present research updates at departmental meetings and to surgeon collaborators
    • Disseminate findings through presentation at national and international conferences and through publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals
    • Participate in research training of biomedical engineering undergraduate and graduate students, medical students, and orthopaedic residents and fellows, who become involved in research projects, to develop managerial and leadership skills
    Desirable qualifications:
    • Graduate coursework in statistics including Bayesian methods
    • Knowledge of applied data science techniques (i.e., machine learning)
    • Experience in project management and organization
    To apply, please upload your resume, cover letter, and statement of career goals including a description of why you are well-suited to work on this project using the HSS job portal at: (under Research) or send to: Carl Imhauser, PhD.

    Carl Imhauser, PhD
    Biomechanics Department
    Hospital for Special Surgery
    Last edited by Carl Imhauser; August 30th, 2021, 08:27 PM.