The Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab at Western University (London ON, Canada) is seeking a qualified candidate for a PhD position in the area of hip and knee injury and orthopaedic joint biomechanics with a focus on orthopaedic reconstruction of the ligamentous structures. This position is for a January or May, 2019 start date.

Our research group is composed of engineers, orthopaedic surgeons (Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic), and imaging scientists (Robarts Research Institute) and our projects require close collaboration with these groups. Our lab utilizes a custom, CT-compatible, joint simulator, an electro-mechanical Instron testing machine, an Optotrak Certus system, and a Tekscan pressure walkway. In addition, we incorporate imaging and finite element modeling techniques into our research to further our understanding of injury, treatment, and rehabilitation strategies. We also work closely with the orthopaedic industry and there will be opportunities for our students to network with industry representatives.

Individuals with a Masterís degree in an Engineering discipline, with experience in both experimental and computational joint mechanics are encouraged to apply. Students with a degree in other discplines, but with the requistie experience, are also welcome to apply. Students should be eligible for Canadian federal/provincial awards and scholarships (e.g. NSERC, CIHR, OGS) and the Collaborative Specialization in Musculoskeletal Health Research (CMHR) program at Western.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Timothy Burkhart ( with a CV, transcripts, and a brief description of research interests.