Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences
FT/PT: Full Time
The Musculoskeletal Epidemiology and Biomechanics Laboratory, directed by Joshua Stefanik in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Science at Northeastern University, has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Research in the laboratory fall under two broad categories: 1) studies related to epidemiology of knee OA/knee pain leveraging the rich Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (www.most.ucsf.edu) and 2) studies of gait and human movement related to knee OA in older adults and younger adults after ACL injury. The goal of our work is to determine risk factors, mechanisms, and treatments for knee osteoarthritis. Methodology employed includes 3-D motion capture/biomechanics assessment, gait retraining, knee joint MRI assessment, and epidemiological methods using large OA cohort studies. The candidate will be integral team members, make creative contributions to innovative scientific directions in the lab, and contribute to writing manuscripts and grants. The appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal, pending funding and performance. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019, but is flexible. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Lab website: https://www.northeastern.edu/stefaniklab/
A Ph.D. degree in bioengineering, rehabilitation science, movement science, biomechanics, or related field is required. Experience conducting human subjects research and motion capture data collection and processing is required as well as a strong background in biostatistics. Additionally, the candidate should have strong written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to work independently.
Requisition Number: STFR005329
Internal Number: 60334
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