Company: Mayo Clinic
Position Title:
Postdoctoral researcher
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time
Appointment Length: 5 years
Location: Rochester, MN
Reports to: Timothy Hewett, Ph.D.
Department: Orthopedic Surgery

Detailed Job Description:
Post-doctoral researcher position to pursue specialized research training and experience in the study of in silico biomechanical modeling and joint injury within the department of orthopedic surgery in Rochester, MN, under the guidance of a scientific mentor; performs applied research in the area of biomechanics of considerable scope and complexity, in which existing theory or methods may be limited or lacking; develops, designs, builds, executes, and analyzes novel Finite Element, OpenSim, and additional computerized models of joint biomechanics and behaviors during athletic tasks; utilizes computer models to answer complex scientific questions related to orthopedic biomechanics and sports medicine; converges existing in vivo and in vitro data into in silico models; designs, executes and conducts advanced lab experiments; collects, analyzes and interprets research results; compiles research results for publication in reports, papers, journals, books and other media; collaborates with Principal Investigator to develop, write and submit grant applications to obtain funding in support of research being conducted; develops and writes manuscripts for publication in scientific journals; develops, adopts and implements new laboratory methods in the study of biomechanics; participates in the training of graduate students and junior laboratory staff.

Duty
Pct
Duty Description
60% Performs applied research in the area of biomechanics of considerable scope and complexity, in which existing theory or methods may be limited or lacking; develops, designs, builds, executes, and analyzes Finite Element, OpenSim, and additional computerized models of joint biomechanics and behaviors during athletic tasks; utilizes computer models to answer complex scientific questions related to orthopedic biomechanics and sports medicine; converges existing in vivo and in vitro data into in silico models; designs, executes and conducts advanced lab experiments; records results of experiments according to protocol; collects, analyzes and interprets research results; compiles research results for publication in reports, papers, journals, books and other media; evaluates, researches and improves techniques using current methods; develops, adopts and implements new laboratory methods in the study of biomechanics.
20% Collaborates with Principal Investigator to develop, write and submit grant applications to obtain funding in support of research being conducted; develops and writes manuscripts for publication in scientific journals;
20% Develops and maintains research databases; oversees and ensures periodic maintenance of laboratory equipment; manages and controls inventory of research supplies; initiates procurement requests for research supplies and equipment; administers and oversees adherence to lab safety regulations; participates in the training of graduate students and junior laboratory staff.

Minimum Education Requirements:
PhD in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical sciences, bioengineering, kinesiology, or related field is required

Additional Skills Desired:
Previous experience with cadaveric modeling, finite element modeling, OpenSim modeling and motion analysis testing procedures required. English language proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking is required. Requires successful completion of a background check. Selected candidate may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.

How to Apply:
Interested and qualified applications should be referred to Nathaniel Bates (bates.nathaniel@mayo.edu) and include the following items:
1. Letter of Intent
2. Current CV
3. Three samples of first authored writing by the applicant