Post-Doctoral Fellow

Jun 23, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Position Status:

Basic Function:
The Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory is seeking a talented and motivated individual to join several projects focused on the biomechanics of bone adaptation. The long-term goal is to develop and assess physical activity-based interventions to improve bone strength in older women.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • The projects involve high resolution pQCT image collection, finite element analysis, motion capture and whole-body biomechanics, working with human subjects, and potentially musculoskeletal modeling. Additional opportunity exists to collaborate on a project related to skeletal injury biomechanics, funded by the United States Army. The ideal candidate would have a strong interest in obtaining independent research funding, such as an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship. More information about the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory is available at:

    Position Requirements

  • Qualifications:
    - Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biomechanics, or a related field
    - excellent written and oral English language communication skills
    - strong interpersonal skills
    - an interest in bone adaptation and musculoskeletal biomechanics
    - prior experience with mechanical testing, finite element modeling and/or computer programming is highly desirable
    - interest in working with human subjects in a clinical research setting is essential
    - To participate in the Army project, applicants must be a US Citizen or permanent resident

    Posting Date: 06/22/2017

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    EEO Information:
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

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    WPI, the nation's third oldest private technological university, established in 1865 by New England industrialists John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn consists of 80 acres set in a safe, residential section of Worcester, Massachusetts—the second largest city in New England—home to 13 colleges, and situated 40 miles west of Boston.

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