We are seeking a highly-motivated individual to serve as a Research Scientist at the Spaulding National Running Center (SNRC) laboratory. The SNRC is a highly integrated clinical and research center within the Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. We engage in research utilizing innovative technologies and cross-discipline collaborations to provide the foundation for evidence-based practice. SNRC offers opportunities to further develop one's scientific and professional skills in the area of clinical biomechanics. Specific research focus will be on lower extremity mechanics and musculoskeletal injuries including stress fractures, patellofemoral pain, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis and iliotibial band syndrome. We have ongoing walking and running studies related to footwear, landing impacts, wearable sensors, and gait retraining. Studies have been funded by the NIH, DoD and NBA/GE. The Boston community offers a wide array of collaborative opportunities. Individuals may collaborate with entities such as the Institute for Lifestyle Medicine, the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, the Wyss Institute, The Harvard Innovation Lab and the Boston Marathon, depending upon their interests.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
1. Oversight of ongoing research projects including: Subject recruitment, Data collection/reduction/analysis, Software development, Data dissemination
2. Advance a personal research agenda in clinical biomechanics including: Research development, Procurement of research funding, Presentations nationally and internationally, Publications and related scholarship
3. Mentor others within the Spaulding National Running Center lab including: Oversight of training new lab members in laboratory procedures, Leading scientific discussions in lab meetings, seminars and journal clubs, Providing research guidance to others regarding Project development, Hardware and software development
4. Participates in the promotion of the Spaulding National Running Center

Qualifications
PhD in engineering/biomechanics or a related field - post-doc experience preferred.

Skills
Proficiency in software programming (ie. Matlab, Labview), Motion analysis (including kinematics and kinetics), project management. Strong leadership skills including excellence in communication.

If interested in applying, please email a cover letter and CV to:Irene Davis at isdavis@mgh.harvard.edu