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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Lower Extremity Orthopaedic Biomechanics, University of Toronto

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  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Lower Extremity Orthopaedic Biomechanics, University of Toronto

    The Biomechanics of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (BOSM) Laboratory at the university of Toronto, is seeking an early career researcher to fill the role of postdoctoral fellow, with a strong interest in lower extremity injury risk reduction, treatment, and rehabilitation. This is a fully funded position through the newly established Tannenbaum Institute for Science in Sport. This is for a one-year fellowship with the potential to renew for one additional year. The start date is flexible and negotiable.

    The PDF will focus on multi-disciplinary research across three research areas:
    • Identify the multivariate contributors to successful return-to-sport following treatment of lower extremity injuries and conditions (e.g., hip and knee)
    • Assessment of strength focused rehabilitation on patient reported and biomechanical outcomes following lower extremity injury
    • Development of lower extremity musculoskeletal models to estimate muscle force contributions to joint stability

    The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Timothy Burkhart and will work closely with our orthopaedic surgery collaborators at the University of Toronto affiliated hospitals. The BOSM lab also has partnerships with orthopaedic device companies and local professional sports teams providing additional collaboration opportunities for the PDF.

    The BOSM lab is located in the University of Toronto’s Athletic Centre, on the St. George Campus in downtown Toronto. The lab is equipped with markered (Qualisys) and markerless (Theia 3D) motion capture as well as an IMU system (Xsens). We have two floor mounted force plates (AMTI) and an 18-channel wireless EMG system (Delsys). In the fall of 2024, we will have a standing cone-beam CT scanner (Planmed Verity) and an in vitro material testing system (Instron). The University has close collaborations with neighboring hospitals (Women’s College, St. Michaels, Mount Sinai, and Sunnybrook Health Sciences centre) and prioritizes musculoskeletal research, as exemplified by the creation of the Tanenbaum Institute for Science in Sport.

    Full details of the position, including requred and prefrered qualifciations, can be found in the attached document

    Timothy A Burkhart, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Kinesiology and Physical Education
    University of Toronto​
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