Postdoc Researcher, The Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics

Job description

The Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics at the University of Denver is seeking a highly motivated individual as a Post Doc Researcher. This position will support the ongoing development of the orthopaedic biomechanics group through research, publication, and proposal development.

Position Summary

This position will support the ongoing development of the orthopaedic biomechanics group through research, publication, and proposal development. Minimum of one-year commitment, may be extended based on performance and funding availability.

Essential Functions

  • Perform biomechanics research to support projects in joint mechanics, including collection of in vitro laboratory measurements and the development of finite element models.
  • Collaboratively write technical conference and journal publications based on research results, attend research conferences and technical meetings with potential research sponsors, and give conference presentations.
  • Collaboratively write research proposals to federal and industrial entities for funding.
  • Assist and mentor graduate students in research.
  • Supervise graduate students.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of biomechanics and finite element analysis.
  • Collection of in vitro laboratory measurements.
  • Finite element modeling of musculoskeletal tissue.
  • Excellent English communications skills, both written and oral
  • Advanced engineering math.
  • High level analytical skillset.
  • Technical writing for conference and journal publications.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD
  • Biomechanical analysis related to natural and implanted joint mechanics

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree in mechanical or biomedical engineering
  • Prior research-based journal publications
  • Knowledge of cardiac, knee, spine, or hip biomechanics
  • Knowledge of finite element analysis and commercial FE codes
  • Proficiency with programming languages

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Application Deadline

A review of applications will begin on March 1, 2018 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter with description of research interests.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 005602
Posted: 2/5/2018
Application Due: 4/6/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable