Job Duties/Responsibilities: 40%: Grantsmanship assisting Dr. Ludewig in the submission of NIH, federal, foundation and internal University grants to support a research agenda related to shoulder biomechanics and rehabilitation. The broad goals of the labs work 1) understand the anatomical and movement related mechanisms of musculoskeletal disease; 2) develop and validate image-based methods of quantifying joint motion to improve diagnostic classification; 3) determine the most effective rehabilitation and surgical interventions to resolve musculoskeletal joint pain and restore function; and 4) determine the most effective interventions to prevent initiation or progression of musculoskeletal disease. Opportunity to progressively develop as an independent scientist can be provided to candidates with such an interest.
40%: Research project management with emphasis on advancement of ongoing projects incorporating shoulder finite element modeling, statistical shape modeling, biplane radiography and 2D/3D shape matching. The successful applicant is expected to regularly contribute to manuscript publications, as well as conference presentations.
20%: Assist Dr. Ludewig with student mentorship of a lab team regularly incorporating PhD students in Rehabilitation Science, professional physical therapy students, medical residents, medical students, and undergraduate students and volunteers from a variety of backgrounds including engineering and the health sciences. The lab is highly collaborative with physical therapy, engineering, orthopaedic surgery, and other disciplines.
Required Qualifications: Masters degree in Bioengineering or related discipline. Demonstrated research and publication record. Two (2) years experience in research in biomechanics and rehabilitation. Demonstrated team-oriented mindset. Excellent interpersonal & organizational skills. Demonstrated capacity for collaboration across the academic research setting. Previous experience with a commitment to excellence.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Bioengineering or related discipline.
Internal Number: 331414
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