The Biomechanics Department of the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is seeking candidates for a three-year postdoctoral position in Computational Biomechanics of Knee Replacements. The selected candidate will be involved in research and development projects in joint reconstruction. Responsibilities will include building musculoskeletal and finite element models of virtually implanted total knee replacements to assess the effect of implant design and alignment on joint kinematics and loads, ligament balance, and the interaction between implant and bone. Mentoring and training will be provided by the Biomechanics staff at the Hospital in collaboration with orthopaedic surgeons from the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement (ARJR) service and staff of the Radiology and Imaging Department, providing a broad, multidisciplinary experience. Possibilities exist for NIH support through a T32 training program at the Hospital and the KL2 program at Weill Cornell Medical College’s Clinical and Translational Science Center for applicants who are citizens of the United States or green card holders.

The interested candidate must have a strong mechanical engineering background including finite element modeling (Abaqus preferred), musculoskeletal modeling (ADAMS preferred), MATLAB, image processing, and must possess excellent communication and team science skills.

Salary is competitive and will depend on the experience level of the candidate.

HSS is a world leader in the fields of Orthopedics, Rheumatology, and related disciplines. Founded in 1863, it is the oldest orthopedic hospital in the country.

Send CV and cover letter to:
Fernando Quevedo-González, PhD
Instructor of Applied Biomechanics in Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Biomechanics
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 E 70th St.
New York, New York 10021