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Postdoctoral Research in Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Injury
Purdue University
We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to join our growing team at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. Research projects will be focused on reduction of musculoskeletal injury risk and mitigation of orthopaedic disease in civilians and military personnel. The successful candidate will also be responsible for preparing manuscripts for publication, traveling to and presenting research results at scientific meetings, and working with Dr. Chan to manage research activities in the lab and train students. Postdocs are also expected to apply for internal (e.g., Gilbreth) and external support and to develop additional independent projects in orthopedics, matrix biology, imaging, and/or biomechanics as part of their training.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate…
• A Ph.D. or equivalent in Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics, Biology, or closely related field
• Expertise in biomechanics or mechanobiology, cellular and molecular biology, and statistical analysis
• Familiarity with large biological data sets and various imaging modalities
• Experience working or willingness to work ethically with small animal models
• Ability to independently design, conduct, and document experiments
• Critical thinking, curiosity, and creativity in multidisciplinary research
• Effective project and time management, mentorship, leadership, and interpersonal skills
• Strong oral and written communication

About the Chan Lab and Purdue University: The Chan Lab is located in the Martin Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. We are steps away from the still-growing Discovery Park, which includes Bindley Biosciences (which houses the BME’s own 7T Preclinical MRI system), Birck, etc., and just minutes from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Purdue MRI Facility (GE and Siemens 3T systems), and numerous on-campus core facilities and resources.
Cardiovascular Mechanics Post Doctoral Scholar Positions (Penn State University)
The Pennsylvania State University
The Artificial Heart and Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics Labs at The Pennsylvania State University has multiple Postdoctoral Scholar positions open in the field of thrombosis modeling and cardiovascular fluid dynamics. Candidates who have a strong background in Biochemistry, Mathematics, and/or Fluid Dynamics (experimental and computational methods (use of OpenFOAM) are welcome to apply. Experience in blood handling is a plus.

In each of the roles below, the individual will be expected to help guide graduate and undergraduate students in their research, participate in the preparation and submission of manuscripts and proposals, present results at scientific conferences, and prepare reports for funded projects.

1. One position is focused mostly on computational modeling. The research activities will include performing computations and some experiments related to thrombosis and cardiovascular fluid dynamics.

2. One position is focused mostly on experimental fluid dynamic and in vitro blood studies. The research activities will include performing experiments and some computations related to thrombosis and cardiovascular fluid dynamics.

3. One position is focused on in vivo animal studies and in vitro blood studies (prior surgical expertise is a plus). The research activities will include performing animal and bench top experiments related to thrombosis and cardiovascular fluid dynamics/devices.

Each position requires a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in a scientific discipline by time of appointment. The duration is for one year, renewal possible depending on availability of funds. To apply please submit a resume that includes a list of education, publications, work experience and a list of references. For more information, please contact Dr. Keefe Manning (
MASc/PhD positions in CFD applied to coronary arteries
University of Toronto
The research group of Prof. Piero Triverio at the University of Toronto is seeking a graduate student (MASc or PhD) for a research project in computational fluid dynamics applied to coronary artery disease.

In Canada, about 1 person out of 7 dies because of coronary artery disease. Coronary arteries play a vital role, bringing oxygen-rich blood to the heart, but can become occluded. With graft surgery, new vessels are created to increase blood flow to the heart and
prolong life. However, graft failure is quite common, and we still do not know exactly why grafts fail and, consequently, how to prevent their failure. The project goal is to better understand why graft fails and improve the treatment of coronary artery disease, which is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. To gain new insights into graft failure, we will use computational fluid dynamics simulations guided by the latest advancements in CT and MRI imaging. The project is in collaboration with a cardiovascular radiologist and a cardiovascular surgeon at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in engineering, applied mathematics, or a field closely related to the project. Experience in computational modeling.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in some of the following areas would be an asset: computational fluid dynamics (FeNiCs, Simvascular, finite elements), cardiovascular simulations, vascular biomechanics,
high-performance computing, medical imaging.
Postdoctoral fellow in spine and/or AI methods
University of Pennsylvania
Department of neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to join an NIH-funded interdisciplinary research project. The postdoc will participate in an exciting project that is aimed at application of artificial intelligence in spinal surgical planning. The postdoctoral fellow will be using real-world clinical data and apply methods in deep learning and machine learning, including feature selection and predictive modeling, to develop a platform for spinal surgical planning. Developing such platform, reduces the risk of adverse outcomes, pain, and disability post-surgery.

Candidates with a strong background in medical image processing, deep learning, and statistical modeling. Prior expertise in clinical research is helpful. Familiarity with spine biomechanics is a plus.
Link: None
Postdoctoral fellowships in the group of Celeste Nelson at Princeton University
Princeton University
The Tissue Morphodynamics Group at Princeton University is looking for two postdoctoral fellows to join our research program on lung developmental biology. One project is focused on uncovering the relative roles of physical forces in the development of the mammalian lung. The second project is focused on using comparative genomics and bioinformatics to uncover the molecular basis for evolutionary differences in lung form and function. Our model systems include mice, chicks, reptiles, and organoids.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in developmental biology, molecular biology, cell biology, or bioengineering. Background in standard molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, mouse models, and/or organoids. Strong track record of publications, ability to lead projects, and eagerness to work in a highly collegial, collaborative, and diverse environment.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Ocular Mechanics
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
The Feola lab invites a applications of outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral fellow. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world and eye pressure is a major factor for this disease. The age a woman enters menopause affects their risk of developing glaucoma, and menopause influences eye pressure. Eye pressure is largely regulated through outflow facility and stiffness of the trabecular mesh (TM). The fellow will be responsible for designing, optimizing and performing eye pressure measurements, perfusion and atomic force microscopy experiments. This project is in collaboration with the Ethier and Sulchek Labs at GT.
Research Engineer
Southwest Research Institute
Please follow the link to check out our position! We're looking for a qualified candidate to work in our computational biomechanics group at Southwest Resesrch Institute.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Utah, Department of Orthopaedics
The Harold K. Dunn Orthopaedic Research Laboratory in the Dept. of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Research Fellow . The major objective of the project is to advance scientific and clinical understanding of the pathophysiology of femoroacetabular impingement syndrome. The fellow will oversee several aspects of the project, including participant recruitment, volumetric imaging, motion capture, and computational modeling. In doing so, they will gain experience in MR arthrography, optical tracking of skin markers, high-speed biplanar radiography, musculoskeletal modeling, statistical shape modeling, and finite element analysis. The lab is located within the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center, which is its own hospital on campus. Given this proximity, trainees are able to frequently interact with surgeons, physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and other care providers, which provides for a well-rounded research training experience. Collaborations between the Dept. of Orthopaedics, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Dept. of Physical Therapy, and The Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute will be leveraged as part of this project, thereby offering further opportunity for trainees to broaden their professional networks.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Airway Epithelial Biomechanics
Harvard University
The Park laboratory has an immediate opening for postdoctoral fellow positions in the Molecular and Integrative Physiological Sciences program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

We recently discovered dynamic transitions of epithelial cell layers; unjamming and jamming transitions. The current focus of our work includes (1) uncovering novel mechanisms of these dynamic transitions of epithelial cells and (2) identifying the role of these transition during epithelial repair.
For more information, please visit:

Applicants must have a recent M.D. or Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Developmental Biology, Physiology, or a related field. Up to 2 - 3 years of support is available. Support from an NIH T32 training grant is available in the MIPS program.

Please send a CV, a brief statement of goals, and three references (including names, email addresses, and phone numbers) to
Biomechanics Consultant at Exponent
Exponent, Inc.
We are currently seeking an Associate for our Biomechanics Practice in Atlanta, GA and Farmington Hills, MI. In this role you will work as part of a team executing biomechanics projects related to human injury analyses. Candidates should be in a Ph.D. program or a postdoctoral role and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Please see the following listings, and we look forward to speaking with you!

Atlanta, GA:

Farmington Hills, MI:

Additional opportunities at Exponent:
Biomedical Engineering Consultant at Exponent
Exponent, Inc.
We are currently seeking an Associate for our Biomedical Engineering & Sciences Practice in Philadelphia, PA and Natick, MA. In this role you will work as part of a team to solve difficult problems for our clients in the biomedical engineering space. Candidates should be in a Ph.D. program or a postdoctoral role and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Please see the following listings, and we look forward to speaking with you!

Philadelphia, PA: Role would include lab responsibilities/mechanical testing/medical devices evaluation:

Philadelphia, PA: Role would include lab responsibilities/mechanical testing/medical device retrieval analysis:

Natick, MA: Role is for development and evaluation of in vitro diagnostics, with a focus on biochemistry/chemistry/proteins/materials assay development:

Philadelphia, PA: Role is for mechanical testing/evaluation of medical devices:

Additional opportunities at Exponent:
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Pittsburgh
A postdoctoral position is currently available at the Soft Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory (STBL) in the Department of Bioengineering under the direction of Professor Jonathan Vande Geest. The primary goal of the Soft Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory (STBL) is to develop and utilize novel experimental and computational bioengineering approaches to study the structure function relationships of soft tissues in human growth, remodeling, and disease. The STBL has also devoted significant effort in the development of novel endovascular medical devices. Advances in bioengineering are established in the STBL by seamlessly bringing together state-of-the-art techniques in tissue fabrication, nonlinear optical microscopy, finite element modeling, and cell mechanobiology. Current projects in the STBL are focused on vascular tissue engineering and in neurodegenerative diseases including primary open angle glaucoma and vocal fold paralysis.

Please visit our website ( to further explore ongoing research in the STBL. Interested applicants should submit a CV, statement of research interest and purpose, Unofficial copy of full UG and Grad transcripts, and the contact information for three references to: Jonathan P. Vande Geest, Professor using the subject line “STBL Postdoctoral Position Application”

Contact Name: Jonathan P. Vande Geest
Contact Email:
URL: Soft Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory
Postdoctoral Researcher - Fiber mechanics
University of Pittsburgh
We have a postdoc position in our laboratory for someone with experience and interest in the mechanics of fibrous materials. These could be fabrics or textiles, or soft tissues explicitly studied from the perspective of the fibers. Experience in multi-scale methods is advantageous. The project has experimental and computational elements, and candidates with either expertise will be considered. Experience with both will be an advantage. Experience with ophthalmology or vision sciences is not required. A solid publication record and evidence of strong writing and presentation skills will be an advantage.

For more details of our work, please visit our website:

Applicants should send a CV and the PDFs of at least two publications to
Postdoctoral Researcher - Imaging
University of Pittsburgh
Postdoctoral researcher – Imaging

We have a postdoc position in our laboratory for someone with experience and interest in imaging and image processing. Specifically, we are interested in the development of novel imaging tools for the study of soft tissue biomechanics. Experience advancing imaging of tissues or cells is suitable. Experience with multi-photon microscopy imaging of soft tissues will be an advantage. Experience with ophthalmology or vision sciences is not required. A solid publication record and evidence of strong writing and presentation skills will be an advantage.

For more details of our work, please visit our website:

Applicants should send a CV and the PDFs of at least two publications to

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Biofluid Dynamics and Molecular Imaging
University of California, Davis
Position: The Roncali laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis ( is looking for highly motivated individuals with an interest in translational molecular imaging, image-guided radiation therapy (nuclear medicine in particular), and biofluid simulation.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering, or mechanical engineering. Expertise in computational fluid dynamics, blood flow transportation, and medical imaging processing is required. Knowledge of nuclear medicine, radiation dosimetry, simulation, and high proficiency in computer programming is preferred. The successful applicant will work with the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, and the Department of Radiology to develop image-based dosimetry for internal radiation therapy using computational fluid dynamics. Specifically, the project aims at developing novel methods to improve the treatment of liver cancer through radioembolization, a procedure performed in Interventional Radiology. Excellent communication skills to interact with physicians at the UC Davis Medical Center are required.
University of California, Davis: The University is ranked 6th among U.S. public universities and the Department of Biomedical Engineering is ranked 14th in the nation in research expenditures by the NSF. Through close collaboration between the School of Veterinary Medicine (ranked 1st worldwide), the School of Medicine, and the College of Engineering, UC Davis provides unique opportunities for multidisciplinary and translational research. UC Davis is located in Northern California, within easy reach of Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite and the Northern California coast.

Application: Qualified candidates can apply by sending their CV, the names of two references, and a short statement of research interests to Dr. Emilie Roncali (

Postdoctoral Researcher - Raman spectroscopy diagnostics
Boston University
The Growth Factor Mechanobiology Lab (PI: Michael Albro; in the Boston University College of Engineering has an opening for a postdoc to work on an exciting new project on Raman spectroscopy diagnostics of osteoarthritis. The successful implementation of this platform can usher in a shift in osteoarthritis treatment paradigms by serving as clinical/pre-clinical research tool to assess the efficacy of novel OA therapeutics. Successful applicants will possess experience in some of the following topics/disciplines with a strong desire to learn the complementary skillsets to complete the project.
- Raman spectroscopy (or related optics discipline)
- Orthopaedic tissue analytics—mechanical/biochemical tissue characterizations
- Ex vivo live tissue culture models
- Engineering design work (e.g., probe design, bioreactor design)
- Programming background—development of graphical user interfaces

To apply, please send a statement of interest, a CV, and the names of three references to Prof. Michael Albro (

Senior Research Engineer/Lab Manager
University of Pennsylvania
The Soslowsky Lab of the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking an individual to fill a full-time senior research engineer/lab manager position. Responsibilities for this available position include:

1. Design and implementation of mechanical testing devices, fixtures, and protocols – primarily mechanical testing of various musculoskeletal tissues
2. Leading group meetings, guiding students and staff, acting as a senior advisor, training others within the lab
3. Biomechanics research, literature research, manuscript preparation, group reports
4. Maintenance and management of lab and machine shop equipment

Collaborators include basic science and clinical faculty, research staff, students, residents, and fellows. The laboratory has the capability to perform mechanical tests on large and small scales, to fabricate unique devices and components, and to process large volumes of images and computational output, all of which will be developed, adapted, and performed by this individual. Additional contiguous and collaborative orthopaedic research laboratory activities are devoted to biologic, biochemical, imaging, tissue and cell culture, and histologic studies of musculoskeletal tissues.

The ideal candidate has a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or a related field and a minimum of 5 years of work experience. Advanced degrees (MS or PhD) are preferred, but not required. Experience with universal materials testing frames (e.g., Instron, MTS, Admet), manufacturing (milling machine, lathe, 3D printers, CAD/CAM) and computational programming (Matlab and LabVIEW) is required. Salary is competitive and based on experience with an excellent employee benefits package. The position will be filled as soon as the appropriate individual is identified.

Research Engineer
University of Pittsburgh
The position of Research Engineer is located in the Orthopaedic Robotics Laboratory. This position will have the responsibility of coordinating research projects, organizing and overseeing the daily and special activities of the laboratory; managing laboratory space; advising and training new laboratory members; integrating hardware and software into the laboratory; troubleshooting equipment and software; protocol development, processing data, and assisting laboratory-affiliated investigators in the analysis of their data, dissemination of their scientific findings and the planning of new research.
Must have a Master’s degree and experience working in a biomechanics laboratory with materials testing and robotic equipment. Must have working knowledge of various software packages used in the collection, processing and analysis of biomechanical data, e.g. Labview, Matlab, statistical analysis packages. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Must be self-motivated, independent and work well in a group.
Graduate Research Assistantship
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Cardiovascular Biomechanics Lab ( is part of the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We are currently seeking motivated individuals with interests in computational modeling, biomechanics, bioengineering, tissue characterization, cardiovascular physiology, and/or mechanical testing for Graduate Research Assistantships.
Ocular Biomechanics (Myopia) - Georgia Tech/VA
Georgia Institute of Technology
Myopia is a common ocular disorder that increases the risk for a number of sight-threatening conditions. A key event in myopia is scleral remodeling, triggered by local signaling from the retina; however, the signal(s) that mediate this process are unknown. We have developed assays for interrogating scleral biomechanical properties in mice, and will investigate the role of several myopigenic signaling candidates in wild-type and mutant mice. This work is in collaboration with Dr. Machelle Pardue, at Georgia Tech/Atlanta VA. Outstanding candidates are invited - please send a complete CV and names of 3 potential referees. Applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged.
Two postdoc positions to develop test platform for implantable urological devices in Trinity College Dublin Ireland
Trinity College Dublin
Summary of Project #1: Development of a bench-top test for
implantable urological device

Summary of Project #2: Development of a 3D finite element model for in silico testing of implantable urological devices
Head Injury Biomechanics - PhD student
University of Utah
Over 650,000 children are victims of abuse and neglect each year. Infants are particularly vulnerable and represent the age group most likely to experience a recurrence of maltreatment if the abuse is not detected. It is also the age group where child abuse is often the most difficult to detect. Linear skull fractures are common in both accidental and abusive head trauma, and a better understanding of the mechanics of pediatric skull fracture may help differentiate between accidental and abusive head trauma. Recently, we used fundamental fracture mechanics to develop a fracture-simulation framework. This framework is capable of predicting infant skull fracture patterns from head impact and, thus, enables exploration of the effect of fall characteristics, such as fall height and impact angle, on skull fracture length and orientation.

We are seeking a PhD student to help us translate this fracture mechanics framework into a patient-specific forensics toolset. To do this, we will first characterize the natural variability of skull thickness across the infant skull in a large dataset of infants. Using uncertainty quantification methods, we will then measure the effect of skull thickness distribution on skull fracture patterns in single events. Finally, we will investigate the propagation of fracture across bone-membrane-bone interfaces.
Postdoc position - Mechanical Engineering at UIC
University of Illinois at Chicago
We have an opening at the University of Illinois at Chicago for postdoctoral students in the area of experimental ocular biomechanics. Candidate are expected to have strong previous background in experimental characterization of soft tissue mechanics. Please send CV along with a brief cover letter, including the titles of two representative publications (do not attach the papers), to .
Lecturer in Thermo-Fluids
University of Colorado Boulder
We are looking for a lecturer to teach thermal-fluids classes in ME at CU Boulder on a two-year appointment, starting fall 2021. This could be good experience for a postdoc or recent PhD graduate interested in a more permanent teaching professor or instructor career. Feel free to have anyone interested reach out to Jeff Knutsen (the search chair, or Peter Hamlington ( if they have questions. Feel free to share with colleagues and current/former students as widely as possible. Thanks!
Visiting Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Bucknell University
The Biomedical Engineering Department at Bucknell University invites applications for open-rank, visiting faculty positions to begin August 2021. These positions are ideal for candidates considering a career in academia with an emphasis on undergraduate education. Visiting faculty would join a top-ranked, highly selective undergraduate biomedical engineering department with small class sizes (< 24 students) that facilitate close student-faculty interaction in a hands-on, interactive, learning community. The University sponsors a range of developmental activities for its visiting faculty supported by a well-resourced Teaching and Learning Center. Candidates would have the potential to engage in both innovative teaching and collaborative scholarship within Bucknell’s excellent core facilities, notably our recently opened teaching and laboratory facilities (fall 2019) supporting modestly increased student enrollments. The appointment is for the 2021-2022 academic year; reappointment may be possible subject to institutional need and satisfactory performance. Please apply or contact Eric Kennedy at or Dan Cavanagh at ASAP as the position is looking to be filled August 2021.
Postdoc and PhD graduate students in brain injury, AI, medical imaging
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
The Ji lab at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites candidates interested in developing advanced head injury models and their practical use in the real world to join our lab. We are expanding our efforts to develop deep learning methods and multi scale models, while seamlessly integrating with neuroimaging to study injury.
Postdoctoral Position - Peking University
Peking University
A postdoctoral position is available in the Biomechanics and Big Data Lab (BBD Lab) at Peking University in the areas of imaging, biomechanics, and deep learning. Candidates with experience and interest in the above research areas are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be offered a 2-year renewable contract with a competitive salary, housing allowance, and health insurance.

Applicants should submit their CV and a short cover letter to Dr. Jiajia Luo at Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Instructor of Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering
Virginia Tech
The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech invites applications for a full-time instructor position. Duties will include teaching undergraduate mechanics courses in topics such as statics, dynamics, and solid mechanics, as well as undergraduate laboratory courses in biomedical engineering. Additional opportunities may be available to teach other undergraduate courses in engineering science and mechanics and/or biomedical engineering.

Required Qualifications The successful candidate will have a M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, Biomedical Engineering, or a related discipline, by date of hire, with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours of courses related to engineering mechanics.

Preferred Qualifications
• A Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics, Biomedical Engineering or a related discipline.
• Teaching experience in a university or college, especially in courses involving engineering mechanics
• Knowledge of bioinstrumentation and cell engineering
• Teaching experience in a laboratory setting
Postdoctoral position, Univ California Riverside
Univ. California Riverside
The bMECH lab at UCR's Department of Mechanical Engineering/BREATHE Center in the School of Medicine is looking for two postdoctoral scholars to join our research program on lung biomechanics. Candidates must have a strong background in soft tissue biomechanics, constitutive modeling, computational mechanics, finite element analysis, and optimization schemes. Project focuses on inverse finite element modeling using digital image correlation experimental data from pig, mice, and human lungs to construct a virtual digital twin of the lungs.

Individuals will have access to state of the art equipment and facilities. UCR is a rapidly growing R1 institution (the most recent addition being the $150M Multidisciplinary Research Building).

The individual will be expected to help guide graduate and undergraduate students in their research, participate in the preparation and submission of manuscripts and proposals, present results at scientific conferences, and prepare reports for funded projects. A successful candidate will have a strong track record of publications, ability to lead projects, and eagerness to work in a highly collaborative environment.
Post Doc and PhD openings
University of Utah
We have PhD and post doc opportunities in our Multiscale Mechanics & Materials Laboratory if you're interested in machine learning, materials science, fracture mechanics, and/or additive manufacturing. Interested individuals should send a resume to Dr. Ashley Spear at Please share with your networks. Thanks!.
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