International Society of Biomechanics
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Postdoctoral Fellow - Biomechanics

15 Aug 2017
15 Aug 2017
Kingston, ON
Queen's University

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow with a background in Controls to work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers focused on understanding shoulder function and dysfunction in the intact shoulder and after reverse shoulder arthroplasty. The interdisciplinary team consists of an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialized in shoulder surgery and Biomechanists with expertise in imaging and modeling of the dynamic function of multi-articular joints.

The successful candidate will work in the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC), a consortium of clinicians, basic scientists, and applied scientists whose expertise spans biology, tissue engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science. The HMRC features a fully equipped biomechanics laboratory, which includes an actuated shoulder simulator. The HMRC also provides access to a state of the art Motion Capture lab and a newly established Biplanar Videoradiography laboratory. These labs are adjacent to the clinical lab for the Center for Neuroscience. Taken together, this capacity allows for a comprehensive investigation of shoulder function during high-demand activities of daily living– including its complex control, muscle-tendon dynamics, and arthromechanics using both in vitro and in vivo models. 

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Controls, Motor Control, Applied Mathematics, or a related field. Skills in computer programming and mathematics are required. Experience with  biomechanics or robotics is preferred but not required; however, a serious interest in biomechanics is required.

Queen’s University and the HMRC are located in beautiful Kingston, Ontario, which sits on Lake Ontario at the foot of the Thousand Islands National Park. Kingston is 35 minutes from the U.S. border, 1.5 hours from Canada’s capital, Ottawa, 2 hours from Toronto, and 3 hours from Montreal.

For more info or to apply, please contact

Michael J Rainbow, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Queen's University