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    Potential Post doctoral position, University of Nebraska at Omaha in Biomechanics

    Immediate Post doc Position in Clinical Gait Research

    Department of Biomechanics – University of Nebraska at Omaha
    The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) invites applications for a post-doctoral research associate position. This position will be in the Department of Biomechanics which is housed in the Biomechanics Research Building (BRB). Anticipated starting date is Fall 2018. The University of Nebraska at Omaha has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.

    POSITION OFFERED: The interested individual can receive the post-doctoral research associate training for at least 1 year with possible renewals based on funding and performance. Work will take place under the direction of Dr. Sara Myers. This federally funded research team includes surgeons and engineers working collaboratively to improve treatment and rehabilitation strategies for patients with functional problems. This position would include work on a project investigating the use of ankle foot orthoses in clinical populations. Development of corresponding research by the individual will be encouraged. There will be collaboration and opportunities to perform research at the Omaha Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: These include, but are not limited to: coordinating a clinical trial intervention in patients with peripheral artery disease, supervising staff and/or students, collaborating with surgeons and research nurse personnel, performing laboratory data collections with human subjects; supervising data entry and data processing; organize data for presentation and archiving purposes; debugging and troubleshooting hardware and software issues. The candidate will also be responsible for building software programs and hardware. There is an opportunity for device modification and development for candidates capable handling machine shop equipment (drill press, saws, lathe, 3D printers, etc.). The ideal candidate will also monitor patients during the intervention study, and assist with data interpretation and manuscript writing.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Terminal degree in Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Prosthetics, Kinesiology, Computer Science, or related fields. Experiences with computer programming (Matlab, Labview), biomechanics data collection (metabolic cost measurement, motion capture technology, analyses of kinematics and kinetics, electromyography), and strong oral communication and writing skills are preferred. Previous experiences/degrees in orthotics/prosthetics, rehabilitation procedures, and physiological measures (pulmonary, vascular, neurological) are desirable.

    SETTING: UNO is a Carnegie Doctoral Research public university. Enrollment is 15,395, which includes 12,705 undergraduates and 2,690 graduate students. The Biomechanics Research Building is located on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The two-story building boasts 23,000 square feet of laboratory, office and collaboration space. The new building features seven laboratories, patient evaluation room, changing rooms, machine shop, washroom, two conference rooms, data processing room, a library, numerous faculty offices and student workstations.

    The Department of Biomechanics has strong ties with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Omaha Veteran Affairs Medical Center, the Creighton University Medical Center, and the University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Engineering. These strong relationships and the close proximity of these facilities provide the laboratory with immediate access to patients with neuromuscular disorders, clinicians in various domains, and engineers.

    Omaha is a dynamic metropolitan area of 700,000 people and has been rated as one of the best environments for living in the nation. Forbes Magazine recently named Omaha as one of the top 15 regions in the nation – after analyzing both economic and quality of life factors. Omaha is also one of the top "eco-cities" in the nation based on air and water quality, open space and population stability according to "E" The Environmental Magazine. The city landscape is a blend of restored office buildings, boutiques, historic preservation sites, shopping malls, parks, and running/bike paths. The Old Market area is a popular destination for residents of Omaha and tourists. This neighborhood features shopping, art galleries, live entertainment and eclectic restaurants that are situated along the river.

    UNO is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. UNO gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender-identity, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, religion, or political affiliation, disability or protected veteran status. This policy applies to all posted positions at UNO.

    APPLICATIONS: For further information, please contact:

    Sara Myers
    Associate Professor, Department of Biomechanics
    Research Investigator, Center for Research in Human Movement Variability
    Biomechanics Research Building 212
    6160 University Drive
    Omaha, NE 68182-0860
    University of Nebraska at Omaha |
    Last edited by samyers; 08-06-2018 at 01:14 PM.

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