Research Associate

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Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Biomedical Engineering

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 11-02-2016

Posting Summary:
The multi-scale muscle mechanics ("M3") laboratory in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Virginia is looking for a post-doctoral research associate to work in the area of computational modeling of skeletal muscle growth and adaptation, under the direct supervision of Dr. Silvia Salinas Blemker and Dr. Shayn Peirce-Cottler. The individual will work with a multi-disciplinary team on an NIH-funded study to develop multi-scale computational models of muscle adaptation to discover new treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, computational biology, physiology, computer science, or a related field, ideally with a strong background in muscle physiology. Familiarity in one or more of the following areas is also a plus: cardiac or skeletal muscle experimentation, medical imaging, finite-element modeling, pharmacology, and/or agent-based modeling. Duties include developing and validating new computational models of muscle, overseeing in vivo pre-clinical and clinical studies, project management, interacting with clinicians, faculty, and students, giving presentations, writing journal articles, and writing proposals. Initial year is fully funded, and reappointment will be performance-based.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0619833. Complete a candidate profile on-line; attach a CV, cover letter, contact information for three references and a statement of Research Interest. The position will remain open until filled.

For questions about the position, please contact Silvia Blemker via email at [email protected]

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to developing diversity in faculty and welcomes applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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