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Postdoctoral Fellowship Available

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomechanics

Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Orthopaedics

The Ohio State University


We have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow to work in the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory at The Ohio State University. We are searching for an outstanding and highly motivated individual to study musculoskeletal dynamics and lead research projects associated with the biomechanical and functional outcomes of total knee arthroplasty. Prior experience with MATLAB, C++, and LabView programming, performing simulations within the OpenSim or SIMM environments, work with post-mortem human specimens, and experimental techniques for analyzing human movement is valuable. However, we will place higher priority on the impact, originality, and promise of a candidate to perform excellent research and be a highly motivated member of our team than on a particular sub-area of specialization.

The ideal candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills, experience with both experimental and computational biomechanics, excellent technical capabilities, and the ability to work as an effective member of an interdisciplinary team. The candidate will work primarily with Professor Robert Siston and students in the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory ( The candidate will also work closely with other collaborators at Ohio State such as Professors Ajit Chaudhari and Laura Schmitt from Physical Therapy, orthopaedic surgeons, radiologists, and biostatisticians, among others. Some computational work will be performed through a collaboration with Prof. Stephen Piazza from The Pennsylvania State University.

The initial term of the appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension based on performance and the availability of future funding. This position will provide an excellent opportunity for an outstanding young scholar to develop new technical skills, gain experience in leadership and management, and have a major impact with musculoskeletal biomechanics, orthopaedics, and rehabilitation.

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. To build a diverse workforce, Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.  EEO/AA employer.

Applicants should send a letter indicating their interest and experience, curriculum vitae, copies of two representative publications, and contact information for three references via electronic mail to Prof. Siston at The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.