Postdoctoral Research Associate - Computational Biomechanics
Washington State University
Location: Spokane, Washington
Internal Number: 2771211
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Computational Biomechanics
Title: 306-NN - Postdoctoral Research Associate
Business Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Computational Biomechanics
Employee Type: Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
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The Applied Sciences Laboratory at Washington State University is looking for a creative, self-motivated researcher who has the ability and the drive to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary problems in a fast-paced research environment.
Summary of Duties:
Conduct knee focused biomechanics research. The position will require a candidate with an interest applying machine learning approaches to computational knee model development and related clinical diagnosis, which requires programming skills, critical thinking, and a background in mechanics and data analysis. The individual in this position will work on projects related to expedited processing of medical images for subject-specific computational models of joints and associated classification of structures of interest.
This position is located at the ISP/Applied Sciences Laboratory in Spokane, WA.
Only applicants who are eligible to work in the U.S. and meet the following required qualifications will be considered for the position:
A recent Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or other closely related field that addresses the mechanics and/or image processing of biological structures.
Strong academic and research background related to simulation of musculoskeletal mechanics and machine learning approaches.
Hands-on experience and background in programming, including specific experience using Python.
Graduate or post-graduate experience at a U.S. Academic Institution or National Laboratory.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment, as needed.
Personal attributes should include critical thinking; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; sound judgment; clear sense of purpose; attention to detail; and accountability.
Physics-based simulation and numerical analysis; specific experience in simulation of joint mechanics; surrogate modeling and/or machine learning techniques; and reliability assessment.
The Spokane-based Applied Sciences Laboratory (ASL) of the Institute for Shock Physics (ISP) at Washington State University is a contract research organization that emphasizes multidisciplinary research activities in the physical sciences, engineering, and biomedical applications to undertake a broad range of applied science and technology projects for government agencies and corporations, including technology transfer for commercial applications. The scientific underpinnings to address the multidisciplinary challenges involve physics, materials science, chemistry, mechanics of materials, and computational modeling and simulations.
College of Arts and Sciences
Applied Sciences Laboratory of the Institute for Shock Physics
Commensurate with experience, qualifications, and University guidelines
Temporary End Date:
This is a temporary position expected with an expected duration of at least one-year. Subsequent renewal is dependent on performance appraisal, mutual consent, and funding (which is already in place for 2 years.)
Screening Begin Date:
Screening of applications will begin on January 24, 2022 and will continue until a successful applicant has been identified.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) Cover Letter and 2) CV. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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