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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Muscle Mechanics and Elastography at Northwestern University

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  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Muscle Mechanics and Elastography at Northwestern University

    We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work on an NIH-funded project investigating the mechanical properties and force generating capacity of muscle and how they can be imaged noninvasively using elastography. Candidates should have expertise in two or more of the following areas:
    • muscle physiology
    • in vivo experimentation
    • mechanical characterization of materials
    • ultrasound imaging
    • signal and image processing
    • finite element modeling
    Successful candidates also will have demonstrated an ability to pursue independent research within a collaborative team and will have excellent communication skills.

    The project is a collaboration between faculty at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. The selected candidate will be exposed to and have the opportunity to collaborate on research activities across all sites. In addition to research, the position will include substantial mentoring and opportunities for the developing professional skills and networks relevant to a successful independent research career.

    The position is available for a minimum of two years with an opportunity for renewal pending satisfactory performance. Interested candidates should send a CV and the names and contact information for three professional references. All materials should be sent in a single PDF to:

    Eric Perreault
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.