The Center for Advanced Orthopaedic Studies at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School ( is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in NIH-funded research examining the influence of spine loading on risk of age-related vertebral fractures, with a particular emphasis on measurement of spine movement and evaluation of dynamic spine loading in vivo.

Candidates should have a PhD in biomedical engineering, biomechanics, kinesiology or other relevant field, and expertise in musculoskeletal modeling and human movement analysis. Competitive candidates might also have experience with image analysis methods, injury biomechanics, and/or aging research. The candidate should have strong programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Python, statistical packages), excellent writing and oral presentation skills, and be able to work independently and with an interdisciplinary team.

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for the development and validation of musculoskeletal models, measurement and analysis of spine movement in older adults, and testing whether subject-specific models predict vertebral fracture. They will also participate in creating and implementing efficient methods for creating subject-specific models based on clinical data. The fellow will be expected to prepare and submit manuscripts for publication, present study results at scientific meetings, and prepare grant applications.

The position is expected to begin in November 2018. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The initial appointment will be for 1 year with the possibility of extension.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and list of 3 references to Brett Allaire at