Post Doctoral Fellow- Biomedical Engineering

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: BME: Admin
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working with animals.
Required Documents
List of References, Research Statement, Transcripts

Discover Your Career at Emory University

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.


-Ph.D.   in   Mechanical   or   Biomedical   Engineering,   Neuroscience,   Muscle   mechanics,  or related field.

- Proven track record of successfully executing research projects in electrophysiology, muscle mechanics, sensorimotor control, biomechanical or neural simulation.

- Experienced in mechanics-based simulation, preferably in biological systems, to develop in silico computer   simulations   to   characterize   and   understand   proprioceptive function   based   on   muscle   mechanics,   neuron   membrane   characteristics,   and musculoskeletal biomechanics

- Experience with real-time biorobotics control systems to develop interactive in vivo experiments to characterize characterize   and   understand   proprioceptive   afferent, particularly muscle spindle, function

The successful applicant will drive an interdisciplinary collaboration, and will be responsible   for   learning,   communicating   and   synthesizing  knowledge   across diverse   disciplines.   The   position   will   be   focused   on   development   and implementation   of  in silico  neuromechanical   models.  

Motivated,   independent, individuals with strong analytical and/or computer programming skills are invited to   apply.   Strong   relevant   experience   and   coursework   in   neurophysiology, physiology or muscle mechanics, as well as a strong desire to gain expertise in another field is required


Additional Job Details (What documents needed to be submitted online?)



Research Statement

List of References

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