Postdoctoral Fellow

Position ID: 37412
Location
Institution: 
Georgia Institute of Technology
College/Div/School: 
Engineering
Department: 
Biomedical Engineering & Emory University
Position Description
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Description: 

 

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Description:

The Ethier lab at Georgia Tech/Emory Biomedical Engineering seeks a postdoctoral fellow in the area of ocular biomechanics.

Major Responsibilites:

The first position is NASA–funded, and involves biomechanical modeling of ocular structures involved in VIIP syndrome (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/the-mysterious-syndrome-impairing-astronauts-eyesight/2016/07/09/f20fb9a6-41f1-11e6-88d0-6adee48be8bc_story.html). Specific duties include: extracting relevant information from clinical images; integrating an ocular biomechanical model with a whole-body fluid shift model being developed at NASA; analyzing experimental and numerical results; writing papers; and assisting with grant preparation. The position is available immediately, for a duration of approximately two years.

Basic Qualifications/Education/Experience:

Applicants should have: a PhD in biomechanics or closely related field; experience with medical image processing; experience with finite element modeling of connective tissue biomechanics; experience with construction of complex geometric models for finite element modeling; experience with tissue constitutive relationships. Interest and willingness to participate in an interdisciplinary research team is essential.

Application Procedure:

To apply for this position, please contact Prof. C. Ross Ethier, ross.ethier@bme.gatech.edu, via email using the subject: Ocular Biomechanics Post-Doc. Applicants must include, as a single pdf file, a cover letter with a short statement of purpose, a full resume, and names of three references. Further information about the lab is available at http://ethier.gatech.edu/ .

About the Department :

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University was created jointly by the Emory University School of Medicine and the Georgia Tech College of Engineering. As such, we offer the best of both internationally renowned institutions. The partnership between the two has created an outstanding undergraduate program — which is now recognized as #1 in the nation. Our excellent graduate program is also top ranked at No. 3. The vision research community in Atlanta is very strong and highly collaborative. We are united by our dedication to improving the health and wellbeing of all by fostering the next generation of leaders in biomedical engineering worldwide. We are highly collaborative, interdisciplinary innovators in basic and translational research and education. We are far-sighted educators, dedicated to creating biomedical engineers equipped for success today and in the future, across all realms of the burgeoning field.

 

Georgia Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

CIP Discipline Code: 
Biomechanics
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

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