Research Assistantship
in Population-based evaluation of knee joint mechanics

The Computational Biomechanics Lab at the University of Denver is seeking a
motivated student to pursue a doctoral degree in mechanical or biomedical
engineering. The student will contribute to an NSF-supported project
developing a statistical shape model of the knee and finite element analyses
to evaluate joint mechanics. The assistantship will cover tuition, health
insurance, and a competitive stipend. Review of applicants will continue
until the position is filled. The expected start date is January 2011, but
sooner is also possible.

Desired qualifications include:
* MS degree in mechanical engineering or biomedical engineering
* Knowledge of finite element analysis and proficiency with commercial FE
codes, specifically Abaqus.
Experience with custom code development and/or custom scripting of
commercial FE packages preferred.
* Experience with probabilistic methods and/or optimization
* Knowledge of knee and lower extremity anatomy and biomechanics
* Proficiency with programming languages (Matlab, Python, etc.)
* Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills required

The Computational Biomechanics Lab contains state-of-the-art computational
hardware and software tools. Current research interests are in the
development, verification, and application of probabilistic finite element
models to assess natural and implanted joint mechanics.

To apply, please email a curriculum vitae and brief statement of research
interests and experience to Dr. Peter Laz at Please feel free
to email for further information.


Peter Laz, PhD
Associate Professor
Computational Biomechanics Lab
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
University of Denver