Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellowship position within the Biomechanics Section of the Bone and Joint Center Research Laboratories at Henry Ford Health System (Detroit, MI). The primary research focus will be assessment of vertebral bone quality using new methods based on digital tomosynthesis imaging in a clinical study sponsored by the Department of Defense. The fellow is expected to engage in other projects ongoing within the section.
The successful candidate will be part of a collaborative group with expertise in and facilities for biomechanics, musculoskeletal modeling, computational mechanics, 3D imaging, motion analysis, animal models, cell biology,histology, biochemistry and molecular biology. Scientists in the Bone & Joint Center have a strong history of collaboration with the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Radiology, Public Health Science, Endocrinology, and Rheumatology at Henry Ford Health System. The Henry Ford Bone & Joint Center occupies approximately 15,000 sq ft in Wayne State University’s state-of-the-art Integrative Biosciences Center, which affords additional opportunity for collaboration with the Wayne State University community. Additional information can be found at https://www.hfhsbjc.org/.
Duties and responsibilities, under minimal supervision, will include, 1) planning, carrying out and troubleshooting various experiments that may involve biological specimens or patient data, 2) analyzing and interpreting the data, 3) preparing manuscripts and abstracts for publication, 4) maintaining accurate and efficient functioning of instrumentation used for experiments, and 5) supervising activities of students or other laboratory personnel and participating in educational activities. It is expected that the individual will make an attempt to develop independent projects compatible with their experience level. Support for career development exists for motivated individuals.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering or a related field. A dissertation or other research experience in an area related to bone mechanics and musculoskeletal imaging is desired. Good oral and written communication skills are required. Applicants should submit their CV, contact information for three references, and a statement of research interests and career goals to the e-mail address below. The position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Yener N. Yeni, Ph.D.
Head, Section of Biomechanics
Henry Ford Health System
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Bone & Joint Center
Integrative Biosciences (iBio) Center
6135 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
Henry Ford Hospital is an AA/EO Employer.