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Postdoctoral position in biofluids/voiced speech production
Clarkson University
Available for immediate hire:

Postdoctoral research position studying vocal fold aerodynamics and collision forces in normal and pathological phonation. The work is experimental in nature and will employ physical, self-oscillating vocal fold models to explore the mechanics of vocal fold oscillation and contact in vocal hyperfunction.

Responsibilities include design and fabrication of silicone vocal fold models that mimic vocal hyperfunction, data acquisition (PIV, pressure, acoustic, and high-speed video/kinematic measurements), analysis, and dissemination of results.

This project is part of a NIH-NIDCD sponsored P50 center grant. As such, the ability to collaborate and interface with researchers across a variety of disciplines (e.g., clinicians, surgeons, engineers) is critical.

Funding will cover a 10-12 month appointment.

More information can be found at:

Interested applicants can apply using the provided link.

Questions can be directed to my email. Feel free to reach out if you'd like to meet up in person during the conference.
Post doc in multi-organ crosstalk in orthopedic health and disease
Purdue University
We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our team at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering to work on research relating to the gut-joint axis. Research directions include the role of microbe metabolites in modulating extracellular matrix biology and soft tissue biomechanics and host-microbiome interactions during the progression of post-traumatic osteoarthritis. This research requires excellent project management, communication, and interpersonal skills, as the successful candidate would be required to interact with project sponsors and researchers of myriad technical and personal backgrounds.
Post-doctoral position studying neuronal mechanobiology, with focus on trauma-induced tauopathy
University of Minnesota
Mentors: Patrick Alford and Dezhi Liao

Funding Source: NIH and DOD

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease associated with repeated head injuries. CTE is a tauopathy, which is a family of diseases that includes Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease that is characterized by dysfunction of the microtubule stabilizing protein tau. We have recently developed an in vitro model for studying trauma-induced tauopathy that demonstrates that extreme mechanical forces applied to otherwise healthy neurons can induce a pathological phenotype wherein tau mislocalizes to dendritic spines and causes synaptic dysfunction.

The goal of this position is to develop new methods for studying the mechanisms of trauma-induced tauopathy. Topics include, but are not limited to mechanisms of injury mechanotransduction, links between axonal and dendritic injury, and models for screening the effects of pharmaceuticals on trauma-induced tauopathy.

The ideal candidate will have some expertise in engineering mechanics and experience in basic cell and molecular biology techniques. In addition, this project involves neural electrophysiology and microfabrication. Note: it is not expected that the applicant have experience with all of the listed techniques. Trainees who are enthusiastic to learn new skills are encouraged to apply.

If interested, please contact Patrick Alford ( for more details
Post-doctoral position studying vascular mechanobiology, with a focus on cerebral aneurysm growth and rupture
University of Minnesota
Mentors: Patrick Alford and Victor Barocas

Funding Source: NIH

Cerebral aneurysms are out-pouching dilations of cerebral arteries caused by local wall weakening and maladaptive remodeling. Though rupture is relatively rare, the post-rupture survival rate is low, due to complications such as vasospasm and stroke. Since rupture is rare but its consequences are severe, it is important to be able to predict aneurysm growth and rupture, to determine more accurately when intervention is appropriate. Rupture is a fundamentally mechanical process. This fact suggests that mechanical analyses of the tissue can be used to better understand it.

The goal of this position is to use biomechanical experimental and modeling techniques to better understand the conditions under which cerebral aneurysms rupture.

The ideal candidate will have experience in engineering mechanics. While the project involves both experimental and computational aspects, it is not expected that the applicant be an expert in both. Trainees who are enthusiastic to learn new skills are encouraged to apply.

If interested, please contact Patrick Alford ( for more details
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Clemson University
We have a lecturer position open in Mechanical Engineering starting Fall 2023. Please visit for details and to apply. If you have any questions you'd like to ask me about the position feel free to find me at the conference and chat.
Postdoctoral position in musculoskeletal ECM mechanics and biology
University of Colorado Boulder
The Musculoskeletal Extracellular Matrix Laboratory (MEML) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado - Boulder is seeking a creative postdoctoral researcher to investigate the basis for how extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling is regulated by mechanical loading within the musculoskeletal system. The selected candidate will be trained to leverage cutting edge mechanics, imaging and proteomic tools employed in the MEML to investigate ECM remodeling in response to mechanical loading. Using this methodology, in combination with in vitro and in vivo approaches, the selected candidate will investigate how ECM production, composition and force generation regulate the integration of the musculoskeletal system.
Postdoc and PhD students
Yale University
I’m starting my lab in July ‘24 in Biomedical Engineering at Yale. My research group will develop personalized computational tools to improve long-term outcomes in heart diseases with collaborations in cardiac mechanobiology, tissue experiments, and medical imaging. I’m looking for a Postdoc and PhD students!
Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
We seek a highly motivated individual with an interest in using experimental mechanics, image analysis, or computational approaches to improve the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions. The successful candidate will use biomechanics approaches to understand pin migration in pediatric patients with humeral fractures. In addition, the candidate will be encouraged to develop clinically relevant research thrusts within the broader scope of pediatric orthopedics. The candidate will be expected to form a close working relationship with our research collaborators in the Department of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Postdoctoral position: Multiscale cardiac modeling
University of Kentucky
Mentors: Jonathan Wenk and Kenneth Campbell

Funding Source: NIH R01

The Computational Biomechanics Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky is seeking a highly motivated postdoc to work in the area of multiscale finite element modeling of the heart. Specifically, we are interested in understanding the growth and remodeling that occurs in the presence of different diseases, such as valvular disease, myocardial infarction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and heart failure. We use medical imaging data and computational techniques to build patient-specific models of the heart. Qualified applicants should have a strong background in continuum mechanics, finite element modeling, and coding in Python. Previous experience with FEniCS is a plus, but not required.
Postdoc opportunity in Mechanobiology of Vertebrate Morphogenesis (Nerurkar Lab at Columbia University)
Columbia University
The Nerurkar Lab at Columbia University is looking for Postdoctoral Researchers with an interest in the interplay between molecular and mechanical aspects of vertebrate morphogenesis. Using the chick embryo, we combine live in vivo imaging, embryology and molecular genetics with engineering and physics approaches to study how developmental signals modulate physical forces that shape the embryo – and how forces in turn feedback on tissue growth and stem cell differentiation. Potential projects span morphogenesis and patterning of the gut and neural tubes, neuromesodermal progenitor biology, evo-devo mechanobiology, and organogenesis of the small intestine.

Applicants must hold a PhD in bioengineering, molecular biology, development, or related field.
The Nerurkar Lab is located on the Morningside Heights campus of Columbia University in the City of New York. An academic reflection of New York’s excitement and creativity, Columbia offers a rich research environment, with excellent opportunities for collaboration across engineering, biology, and clinical/translational disciplines. Interested applicants should contact Nandan Nerurkar at

Twitter: @Nerurkarlab
MS and PhD Positions
University of Denver
The University of Denver seeks qualified candidates to fill two Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) positions in the DU Cardiovascular Biomechanics Lab housed in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

The DU Cardiovascular Biomechanics Lab is focused on applied and translational research in cardiovascular engineering. The scope of the research projects encompasses structural heart disease, including transcatheter heart valve replacement and the development of patient-specific therapeutic strategies. The lab has a strong federal, industrial, and foundation support record.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to send their CVs with a brief description of their research interests to Prof. Ali Azadani (

Postdoc Position in Mechanobiology of Hierarchical Collagen Fiber Formation
Virginia Commonwealth University
The Puetzer Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking an enthusiastic & motivated postdoctoral researcher in the areas of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, mechanobiology, biomaterials, & biomechanics. The successful candidate will have an unique opportunity to develop and expand a diversified skill set while making a positive contribution to unraveling the mechanism of mechanotransduction in collagen fiber formation for improved tendon and ligament regeneration. 

The Postdoctoral Researcher will be responsible for conducting and managing a project aimed at understanding how cells regulate hierarchical collagen fiber formation so to regenerate functional tendons and ligaments throughout the body. Using a novel culture system that supports cellular development of hierarchical collagen fibers, the postdoc will explore how ligament fibroblast’s sense and respond to mechanical cues during fiber formation. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in cell culture and tissue engineering techniques. Additional responsibilities will include oversight of graduate and undergraduate student, collaborating with different research groups, and scientific writing. The Postdoctoral Researcher will work in an interdisciplinary team and will be directly mentored by Dr. Jennifer Puetzer. For more information about the Puetzer Lab visit our website:

If interested contact Dr. Puetzer,, for more information!
Postdoc and PhD positions in Cardiovascular Modeling
Michigan State University
The Computational Biomechanics Lab in Michigan State University has openings for a postdoc and PhD. students. We work in broad areas related to cardiovascular modeling such as finite element modeling, machine learning, multiscale/multiphysics modeling, and biomedical imaging.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Dr. Lik-Chuan Lee
Postdoc Position in Raman Spectroscopy Diagnostics—Boston University College of Engineering
Boston University
The Boston University College of Engineering musculoskeletal research team run by Prof. Michael Albro (, Prof. Mark Grinstaff (, and Dr. Brian Snyder ( is looking for Postdoctoral Researchers to join one of our several NIH-funded research projects on cartilage tissue engineering or Raman spectroscopic diagnostics of connective tissue disorders. Our research environment offers a unique, highly collaborative setting where trainees can immerse themselves in interdisciplinary research projects that span in scope from basic science to clinical. Trainees will have an opportunity to work with engineers, biologists, chemists, and clinicians to advance high impact research projects and significantly expand their scientific skillsets.

Our Raman projects aim to address one of the hallmark challenges in developing treatments for connective tissue degenerative disorders—the lack of clinical diagnostics to detect early-stage disease progression and monitor tissue response to therapeutics. Here, we explore the development of Raman probe technologies to achieve a clinical optical biopsy of articular cartilage, giving rise to label-free, minimally-invasive assessments of the composition, structure, and functional properties of the tissue. In the future, we envision Raman needle arthroscopy to serve as a transformative office-based diagnostic tool for guiding the administration of disease modifying therapies or monitoring the efficacy of next generation drugs in reversing osteoarthritis pathology. Ideal applicants will possess experience in Raman spectroscopy or related optics discipline, or experimental/computational cartilage mechanics research—we do not expect applicants to possess expertise in all of these areas. We are hoping to identify candidates with an enthusiasm for interdisciplinary, clinically translational research.

Postdoc Position in Cartilage Tissue Engineering—Boston University College of Engineering
Boston University
The Boston University College of Engineering musculoskeletal research team run by Prof. Michael Albro (, Prof. Mark Grinstaff (, and Dr. Brian Snyder ( is looking for Postdoctoral Researchers to join one of our several NIH-funded research projects on cartilage tissue engineering or Raman spectroscopic diagnostics of connective tissue disorders. Our research environment offers a unique, highly collaborative setting where trainees can immerse themselves in interdisciplinary research projects that span in scope from basic science to clinical. Trainees will have an opportunity to work with engineers, biologists, chemists, and clinicians to advance high impact research projects and significantly expand their scientific skillsets and knowledge.

Our tissue engineering projects explore the use of bio-inspired biomaterial scaffolds and computational modeling to optimize the delivery of growth factors during cartilage regeneration. Here, we aim to develop patient-specific growth factor delivery platforms to improve the composition, structure, and functional properties of neocartilage. Ideal applicants will possess experience in connective tissue regenerative medicine research, biomaterial scaffold design, and/or stem cell biology.
Postdoctoral Research Associate: Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics
Auburn University
The Applied Fluids Research Group (AFRG) at Auburn University has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Heart Valve Fluid Mechanics. The primary focus of this position is to support ongoing research on fluid-structure interactions of heart valves (NSF and Industry funded) with opportunities to contribute to other ongoing projects in experimental fluid mechanics. Responsibilities will include planning and leading experiments including experimental facility design, diagnostic development, data acquisition, and data analysis; mentoring and support of graduate and undergraduate students; preparation of peer-reviewed journal articles, conference publications, and technical reports; presentation of work at professional conferences; and participation in the development of new research ideas and research proposals. Candidates will also be highly encouraged to use this opportunity to gain experience with new experimental techniques, such as light-field imaging and plenoptic PIV.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related discipline and must have an outstanding academic record. The successful candidate will have a fundamental knowledge of fluid dynamics, experience in experimental fluid mechanics, and application of experimental diagnostic techniques including Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). In addition, knowledge of software such as SOLIDWORKS (CAD), LabVIEW, MATLAB, and Tecplot is desired. The candidate will also possess strong oral and written communication skills.

The position has an anticipated total duration of two years, with a possibility of extensions for up to a total of three years. Interested applicants should send, via e-mail, a cover letter describing their background, interest in the position and career goals; their C.V., an electronic copy of at least two representative publications; and a list of 3 references to
PhD and Postdoc Positions in Computational/Experimental Biomechanics
Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin
The Biomechanics Lab at the Joint BME Department at Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin has openings for a postdoc and PhDs. We work in broad areas related to the development of multiscale finite element models for cardiovascular system, machine learning, biomedical imaging and isolated Langendorff animal experiments.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Dr. Lei Fan via
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Multiple postdoc positions available
Washington University in St Louis
WashU engineering has a rich history of research in biomechanics and mechanobiology. Multiple PIs have opportunities for postdoctoral research associate positions and fellowships in cardiovascular and musculoskeletal mechanics and imaging, as well as new opportunities in women’s health engineering. Stop by the WashU booth to pick up info on our many training grants and other research opportunities.
PhD and Postdoc position at NEU
Northeastern Universitt
We are excited to announce that we have openings in the integrated cardiopulmonary team at northeastern university, led by Jessica Oakes and Chiara Bellini. Research projects will focus on uncovering the cardiopulmonary impacts of woodland fire smoke exposure and e-cig exposure. We are a dynamic and growing group that values collaboration, diversity and inclusiveness, and creativity.
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Postdoctoral Fellow Vascular Bioengineering Laboratory Pitt
University of Pittsburgh
The Vascular Bioengineering Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh (David Vorp, PI) is currently seeking postdoctoral fellows for one or both of the following two areas of need – vascular tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (VTERM) & computational vascular biomechanics (BMECH). VTERM:

General information on the lab and Dr. Vorp can be found at: The funding for this position requires that the candidate be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident (green card holder). Salary will be commensurate with previous experience. We are currently accepting applications for this immediate opening and will continue until the position is filled. However, the ideal start date is July-September, 2023.To apply, please send cover letter summarizing relevant qualifications as they pertain to this position as well as a resume via email with the subject line “VTERM postdoctoral position” or “BMECH postdoctoral position,” respectively, to:
Ms. Jaime Turek, ATTN: David A. Vorp, Ph.D., Department of Bioengineering University of Pittsburgh The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Post-doc in cardiopulmonary mechanobiology
Come find me.
Doctoral Student
Temple and Drexel
Pediatric Biomechanics- Computational and experimental approaches… position available at Drexel and Temple Univ
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Postdoc in Mechanobiology
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
2-yr Postdoc in mechanobiology focused on cardiovascular applications eg tissue engineered heart valves
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Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
I will be at the prospective junior faculty poster session Tues afternoon
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Endowed Chair - WPI Biomedical Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Peura Endowed Chair at level of advanced associate professor or full professor with tenure. Please text me if you would like to meet to talk about this opportunity at the meeting.
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Post-doc opening University of Michigan - Figueroa Lab
University of Michigan
We're looking for a post-doc to work in NIH and DoD funded projects that seek to develop multiscale formulations of hemodynamic adaptions to blood loss.
Required qualifications include: background in hemodynamics, Python, and familiarity with machine learning is a plus.
Univ Delaware Teaching Assistant Prof (temporary)
University of Delaware
Teaching core biomedical engineering courses. Full time. One year, renewable. Priority applications due June 15. Start date Aug 2023.
Teaching Faculty
Virginia Tech
Help us shape the future! The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track instructor position to begin in August 2023. Duties will primarily include teaching undergraduate bioinstrumentation laboratory courses in biomedical engineering.
Postdoc to investigate brain injury mechanisms
University of British Columbia
Recruiting postdoc for a study to correlate head impact biomechanics and blood biomarkers in sports.
Link: None
Scientist - Biomechanics - Forensic Engineering
Explico Inc.
Injury Biomechanics

Stop by poster 86 on Tuesday to chat about forensic engineering!

Explico is a fast-growing firm that delivers premium scientific and engineering services in areas such as accident reconstruction, biomechanics, human factors, data analytics, and much more. We use state-of-the-art tools and techniques to solve problems and convey findings in simple, concise terms.
Our multidisciplinary team consists of experienced experts in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, transportation engineering, biomechanics, neuromechanics, accident reconstruction, human factors, and data analysis who are equally comfortable in the boardroom, courtroom, or out in the field.

To apply visit:
PhD and Postdoc opportunities in Cardiac Biomechanics
University of California, Irvine
We are looking for creative and motivated graduate students and postdocs to join our lab at the University of California, Irvine. We are interested in computational and experimental cardiac biomechanics, with a focus on growth & remodeling, digital twins, and health equity. Find me at the conference, or reach out anytime over chat or e-mail!
postdoc position in computational biomechanics at Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame
The Computational Mechanics of Morphology at Notre Dame (CoMMaND) Lab is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of computational modeling and neuro- or immunomechanics.

Minimum Qualifications: Postdoctoral applicants should have a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering, bioengineering, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal applicant will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a high level of initiative.  
Candidates with any of the following are preferred: 1) knowledge and experience in immunology and/or immunoengineering; 2) background in computational solid mechanics, particularly poromechanics; 3) proficiency in Abaqus user subroutines; or 4) background in biomechanics or mechanobiology in any organ or system.  Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Postdoc and PhD positions in brain therapeutics
University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center
We have several positions for postdoc and Ph.D. Trainees in the interdisciplinary areas of biotransport, nanomaterials, optical imaging and blood-brain barrier. Please feel free to reach out to me and discuss at the SB3C meeting
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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Device Translation
This is a joint position between UT Health San Antonio and University of Texas San Antonio for a postdoctoral fellow. Please see link for more details.
Graduate student in cardiovascular biomechanics
University of Nebraska Omaha
The cardiovascular biomechanics laboratory of Dr. Alexey Kamenskiy at the University of Nebraska Omaha is seeking a graduate student interested in computational and constitutive modeling of arteries, vascular mechanobiology and mechanophysiology, and the development of endovascular devices and materials. The lab offers unique hands-on experience working with hundreds of human arteries of all ages, device and material testing in large animal models, and a collaborative environment that involves clinicians and engineers.
If interested, please send your CV and cover letter to
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PhD students needed for cardiac biofluids research
Stony Brook University
The Biofluids Research Group, under the direction of Prof Danny Bluestein, is looking for graduate students to help with our computational and benchtop research of transcatheter heart valves. Experience in simulations (FEA, CFD, FSI), design (CAD), machine learning, or benchtop device/cell testing is preferred. If you have any interest, please contact myself or
Postdoctoral fellow and Specialist Series positions
The DELTAi laboratory led by Dr. Kyriacos A. Athanasiou has immediate openings in both the specialist series and for postdoctoral fellows. A wide-range of applicants (from Bachelor to PhD level) is sought.
MEng, MS, andPhD Students, Postdocs, and a Faculty Position
University of California, Irvine
If you would like to get an email with information about UCI BME graduate level programs or when UCI BME posts a faculty position (likely coming soon) or a variety of postdoctoral opportunities, please fill out the google form to let us know you are interested. < >
Phd and Postdoc positions
University of Calgary
Phd and Postdoc positions available in the Biological Tissue Mechanics Lab at the University of Calgary located in the heart of the rockies. We are developing personalized medicine models for prognosis and treatment planning of aneurysm patients. We combine imaging, tissue studies, modelling including fluid dynamics simulations and deep learning to support better outcomes for patients.
PhD Student - Experimental/Computational/AI
University of Pittsburgh
Greetings, looking for a student with a solid background in biomechanics (expereimental/computational), electromechanical systems, and programming (python, MATLAB, etc.). Research would consist of performing high-throughput computational simulations, AI-based techniques to augment workflows, and general experimental R&D.
Senior postdoctoral associate
Boston University
We are hiring a senior postdoc skeletal mechanobiology and biomechanics. Come work with our awesome team. Strong writing and management skills required. Experience with any of the following is highly desired: computational modeling, mechanical testing, digital image correlation, cell culture, murine surgical procedures, histology, RNAseq, immunohistochemistry. Position is open as of July 1.
PhD students- Cardiovascular Mechanics
Texas Tech University
Our group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University is seeking two highly motivated Ph.D. students who will be starting in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. We are looking for students who are interested in one or more of the following areas:
(1) machine learning to strategically address challenges in biomechanical modeling;
(2) patient-specific computational modeling of cardiovascular diseases and interventions;
(3) experimental characterization and modeling of the mechanical behavior of cardiovascular tissues.
If interested, please send an email with a CV to
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Teaching Professor
University of Kansas
The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Kansas is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Assistant/Associate or Full Teaching Professor in the area of Mechanics, Structures, Mechatronics, Controls, or Electric Vehicle Design. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as developing and implementing innovative teaching approaches to enhance student learning outcomes.
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