International Society of Biomechanics
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Doctoral Assistantship - Dept of Mechanical Engineering and School of Integrated Health Sciences

PhD Studentship
12 Feb 2020
12 Feb 2020
Las Vegas, NV
United States
University of Nevada, Las Vegas


We are seeking a motivated doctoral student interested in solving complex problems related to Diabetes Mellitus to join our Interdisciplinary Research Team


Approximately 387-million people worldwide currently suffer from Diabetes Mellitus (DM). This number is expected to grow to over 550 million by 2030, according to the International Diabetes Federation. Our multidisciplinary research group with combined expertise in engineering, biomechanics, and medicine has been working for the past five years to develop an active partnership focused primarily on developing diagnostic tools for characterizing the onset of diabetic ulceration.

We are seeking a motivated doctoral student who is interested in participating in novel research relating changes in plantar tissue characteristics with disease progression in persons with DM. The successful candidate should have the ability to work within a multidisciplinary group. Familiarity with biomaterials, machine learning. and human locomotion are a plus.

We have up to three years of full funding including stipend, tuition, and medical insurance, renewable annually. The successful candidate should have an engineering degree in mechanical or material engineering or a related biomedical engineering degree. Those with degrees in Kinesiology/Exercise Science will be considered given a strong technical background. Only those fully admitted to the Ph.D. program in Mechanical Engineering will be considered for this position.

·         To know more about addmission requirements to the Ph.D. program in Mechanical Engineering:

·         To submit application,

Appointment will start in Fall 2020.


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a Carenegie ranked R1 (very high research) Institution. As well, UNLV recently received the Carnenegie Designation for Community Engagement. The University is also consistenly ranked as one of the most diverse campuses in the US. UNLV is both an MSI (Minority Serving Institution) as well as an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution). The campus community values diversity and we embrace this concept in our application pool. To learn more about the University, please visit

For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. Mohamed Trabia ( or Dr. Janet Dufek (

Underrepresented minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. Assistantship recipients will be notified no later than May 31, 2020.